Group Session Reaction Paper – Week
For this assignment, attend a group in progress and complete a paper on your reactions to the experience. This paper should be 4–5 pages in length and include the following:
•Description of the group: name, type, setting, members, and other pertinent information.
•Your personal reactions about the group: ?Were you comfortable or uncomfortable in the group?
?Did you share? If you did, how did that experience feel?
?How did the group members respond to you?
•Your observations and analysis about the process: ?What rules did you observe? Were any of the rules violated and, if so, how did that affect the meeting?
?What roles (functional or dysfunctional) were evident among the group members? At what stage of the group process was the group functioning?
?How effective was the group leader? What skills or best practice standards did you see the group leader using? What did you like or dislike about the group and its leader? Explain.
•Your recommendations: Based on what you have learned in this course and in COUN5241, what recommendations would you offer to the group leader in terms of best practice standards, group dynamics, ethical and cultural considerations, and the therapeutic process?
This is a paper of your reactions and your feelings. Due to the reflective nature of this paper, writing in the first person is acceptable. However, your formatting should follow APA guidelines, and any resources must be acknowledged. This assignment is due at the end of Week 8.
Note: Be sure to maintain confidentiality when writing your reaction paper. Do not include names or specific situations of group members that would identify them or other group members.