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.
Chapter 7: Planning Group Sessions
Planning Group Sessions
Whether leading a counseling or psychoeducational group, the planning of group sessions is essential. Selection of themes, interventions, goals, and activities must take into consideration the goal of the group, the format, the group stage, and target population.
Outline and Content of Group Sessions
Once group leaders have identified typical goals and interventions specific to the type of group they plan to lead and have begun to select potential group members, it is time to begin to plan the content and order of the group sessions. Not all groups will focus on and/or accomplish all the goals that have been previously identified. The decision about which sessions to include must be based on the length of the group, the overall goals ...