Group Experience

1.Describe and discuss your experience with groups. This can any type group experience: social, therapeutic, civic, religious, educational, athletic, etc.

2.Choose one such group to describe more fully.
a.Identify the type of group.
b.Discuss the basic history of the group and how you became involved.
c.Identify your role in the group over time.
d.Discuss the purpose and function of the group. Did the purpose and function change over time?

3.Discuss any cultural issues that affected the group. Why is being aware of cultural issues important to group work?

4.How has your previous group experience influenced your current perspective on how groups work and functions?

5.What are some strengths and weaknesses of group work in therapy?

6.Based on your experience of groups, what are your initial impressions of which type(s) of group work might be a useful intervention for the you in practice? Why?