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Group Dynamics

Group Development / types and interventions

Group Phases origin, orientation, intermediate (interpersonal bonds/group norms), conflict, cohesion, maturation (productivity/achieve goals) and termination phase.
Group Norms standards of behavior deemed appropriate by the group
Types of group leadership Directive: leader does all. Egocentric-cooperative: leadership shared with the members. Mature: advisory leadership (leader acts as a resource.
Evaluation Group To assess a client's skills, assets and limitations. Therapist does not participate or intervene, but rather selects activities that require collaboration and interaction.
Thematic Group Members acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to accomplish a specific activity. Therapist selects, structures and grades suitable activity.
Topical Group Discuss specific activities in order to help members become for effective / needs satisfied. Group must be at ego-centric cooperative level.
Task-oriented Group To increase client's awareness of their needs, values, ideas, feelings and behaviors. Mainly for cognitive and socioemotional dysfunction from psychological and/or physical trauma.
Instrumental Group Meet mental health needs and help individual's maintain highest possible level of functioning (should be this prior to group). Mainly a maintenance group.
Developmental Parallel All developmental groups to help with increasing group interaction/social skills. Parallel: to perform specific tasks in the presence of others. Even with minimal interaction build trust and comfort.
Developmental Project Shared short-term activity.Members give and seek assistance.
Developmental Egocentric/Cooperative Members select and implement long-term activity. Identify and meet the needs of themselves and others.
Developmental Cooperative Free expression of ideas and feelings. To enable members to identify socioemotional needs. (may not end with a tangible product.)
Developmental Mature Enable members to assume all functions and enforce behaviors of need satisfaction and task completion.
Created by: hesselrach