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Group Work

Intro to Group Processes

1. To begin crystalizing your conceptual development of your own theoretical approaches (REBT, TA, BASIC ID Gestalt, etc.) for group practice. (Chap. 1 12, lectures, group, observations) 2. To name and define from memory at least four of the different types of groups and their functions. (Chap. 1 & handouts) 3. To know by memory the essential ethical and professional guidelines for group leaders. (Chap. 3-8; discussion) 4. To name from memory the four stages of development in the life of a group described by the Coreys. (Chap. 5-8 & handouts) 5. To describe several personality and character traits of effective group leaders along with various group techniques. (Chap. 2, 4-8, & handouts) 6. To know the five general areas of a proposal for a group and to demonstrate this knowledge by developing a proposal. (Chap. 4, p 106-130) 7. To know several of the task and maintenance functions that group members perform at various times. (Chap. 2-8, handouts, activity, & in-class group) 8. To experience the effects of a group (frustrations, joys, etc.) from a member's viewpoint and to learn more about yourself. (In-class group)
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