Group Leadership Skills provides a road map and a practical toolkit for users to lead all types of groups effectively. Drawing on extensive teaching and clinical experience, authors Mei-whei Chen and Christopher Rybak give readers numerous skills, techniques, insights, and case illustrations demonstrating how to tap into the heart of group therapy: the interpersonal processes. The text covers group processes from beginning to end, including setting up a group, running the first session, facilitating the opening and closing of each session, working with tension and conflict, and using advanced skills and intervention techniques to facilitate member change. The Second Edition expands on group leadership skills to include methods of running mandate groups, semi-structured groups, basic level unstructured groups, and advanced level here-and-now focused groups, as well as using psychodrama techniques to heal unresolved grief and loss.
Chapter 4: Fundamental Skills for Group Faciliation and Intervention
Fundamental Skills for Group Faciliation and Intervention
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” says Lao-tzu (604 BC–531 BC), a Chinese philosopher. Your trek toward mastering the group leadership skills also starts with a humble step—learning the fundamentals. This chapter focuses on the crux of the matter of group facilitation and intervention.
Group Facilitation and Intervention
The term facilitation has been so overly used that it has come to mean almost anything. Before getting into the skill set, we opt to clarify what facilitation actually is in the discipline of group counseling.
What Is NOT Group Facilitation?
Perhaps it helps to start with what group facilitation isn’t. Frequently, neophyte leaders assume group facilitation is the action of helping ...