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Practicing Group Counseling Skills and Techniques Josephine Kim, Ph.D. Clarifying the Purpose During a go-around exercise in a “friendship-skills” group, Susie shares that she was molested as an infant. How do you properly clarify the purpose of the group, without penalizing Susie for her disclosure? Cutting Off With only five minutes left in the session, Joe states that he is gay. How do you appropriately cut Joe off, without leaving him feeling invalidated? Empty Chair A person is given the opportunity to role-play and speak to a missing person with whom he or she has unfinished business. Jake discloses that he resents his best friend Tom for always bossing him around, but he is afraid that if he brings the issue up, Tom will no longer be his friend. How would you use the empty chair with Jake? Processing at Terminiation The group has spent 40 minutes on how negative self talk sabotages members from taking risks (in relationships, running for SGA, speaking up in class, asking someone out on a date, etc.) How do you facilitate processing of the session? – What key facilitative questions do you ask? – How would you use self-disclosure here? Bringing It to the Hear and Now Jane begins to disclose an incident from last year where she felt physically violated. How do you bring Jane’s past experience to the here and now? How would you employ the empty chair technique with Jane? Imaginal Disputation You are facilitating a group where students are all afraid of being bullied. Their self-talk includes: – Everyone hates me. – I’m not powerful enough to stop this. – There is no one I can go to for help. How do you facilitate imaginal disputation? How would you employ role-reversal with them? Discussing Confidentiality You have just begun group counseling with three second graders in a social-skills group. Today is the very first session, in which you will be discussing limits, boundaries, and rules of this group, as well as issues regarding confidentiality. Role-play how you and your co-counselor will accomplish today’s tasks in a group session. Linking In a multi-ethnic group, John discloses that he is afraid to speak up in class, because he is the only African American student. How can you find out if others in the group feels the way he does? Kate and Phil state that they, too, feel this way in class. How do you link them together? How do you use role-play to help them overcome their fear? Drawing Out Tim is a shy adolescent who hardly speaks up in group. The group has focused on disputing irrational beliefs, and you know from previous contact with Tim that his shyness stems from an irrational belief that people will reject him if he speaks to them. How do you draw him out? How do you use other members to draw Tim out?
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