Group facilitation: group dynamics and progress

Readings

Read the following chapter in your Introduction to Group Work Practice textbook:

  • Chapter 6, “Planning the Group,” pages 160–195.

Library Media

750 words 

Assignment Instructions

Follow these parameters to complete the assignment:

  • Short summary of the sessions.
  • Part 3: Group Dynamics. 
    • Description of all four observation parameters, noting specific strengths and suggestions for improvement: 
      • Facilitator ability to recognize group members’ verbal and non-verbal messages.
      • Facilitator ability to interpret group members’ meaning and motivation.
      • Facilitator ability to manage group members’ participation.
      • Facilitator recognition of the cultural roots of expected or accepted forms of communication in the group.
  • Part 4: Group Progress. 
    • Description of all three observation parameters, noting specific strengths and suggestions for improvement: 
      • Facilitator ability to manage sensitive self-disclosure to the group.
      • Facilitator management of issues of vertical versus horizontal disclosure.
      • Facilitator management of content versus process.
  • Conclusion. 
    • Explanation of overall facilitator strengths and suggestions.
    • Assessment of overall group progress from Part 1 to Part 4.

A good supervisor should be able to back up their observations and suggestions with a body of evidence; as such, you should support your analyses with citations from both peer-reviewed literature and your textbook.

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Submission Requirements

  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: Resources and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting standards.
  • Number of resources: Minimum of five scholarly sources. All literature cited should be current, with publication dates within the past five years.