Any intentional group is based on a coherent group plan. This book will identify the elements that are basic to any plan and will apply these elements within an ongoing example. Among the elements to be included are: Identifying the Population, Need and Environmental Assessment, Goals, Rationale for Using Group, Type of Group, Conceptual Framework Used, attention to Group Developmental stage and to Group Dynamics, Group Size, Group Composition, Session-by-Session plans, Evaluation Methodology.

What Type of Group for whom with what Goals?: Identification of a Target Population, Type of Group, and Group Goals

What type of group for whom with what goals?: Identification of a target population, type of group, and group goals

Planning for a group involves several steps. The first and arguably most important, as it determines the content and procedures of all other steps, is identification of a target population and subsequent identification of type of group and group goals. Once the target population and the type of group are identified, goals should be easily identifiable. This chapter leads you through these key steps with illustrative examples.

Identification of a Population

This decision comes from the setting where you work and the people with whom you work. ...

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