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Members have limited attention span and may be quite unaware of others; unless encouraged to notice others, they may ignore them and isolate themselves

Parallel Group


Members express anxiety about working with others, fearing that they will be unable to complete a task or that other person will take over; issue is whether to trust another person enough to share a task with him or her

Project Group


Members have trouble engaging in long-term tasks with others; problems may include concern with competition, indifference to the rights of others, and inability to ask for and receive recognition

Egocentric-Cooperative Group


While able to carry out long-term group tasks, people at this level need to expand their ability to express their feelings and be aware of feelings of othe

Cooperative Group


People at this level need to learn to step into roles as needed and to maintain balance between achieving group task and meeting emotional needs of group members

Mature Group


WHAT LEVEL IS ...... ability to work and play in the presence of others, comfortably and with an awareness of their presence. Learned between 18 months-2 years

Parallel Level


WHAT LEVEL IS ..... ability to share a short-term task with one or two other people. Learned between 2-4 years

Project Level


WHAT LEVEL IS ..... awareness of the group’s goals and norms and willingness to abide by them. This skill is based on the sensitivity to the rules of the group and the rights of self and others in the group. Learned between 5-7 years

Egocentric-Cooperative Level


WHAT LEVEL IS ...... ability to express feelings within a group and to be aware of and respond to the feelings of others. Learned between 9-12 years

Cooperative Level


WHAT LEVEL IS ...... ability to take on a variety of group roles, both task roles and group maintenance roles, as needed in response to changing conditions in a group. Learned between 15-18 years

Mature Level


(FORMAT) should reflect main goals of group & therapeutic value if possible



(FORMAT) include it’s purpose and a brief and clearly written statement of what happens in the group



(FORMAT) used to convey info about the time, place, size of the group, & leaders char.



(FORMAT) stated behaviorally and with as much specificty as possible

goals or behavioral objectives


(FORMAT) describes what kind of person should be referred to the group & who would benefit from group (may include intake procedure)

referral criteria


(FORMAT) most important section, giving detail on how to time of group will be used to achieve stated objectives. Includes medium (activity) and method (how activity or medium is used)



(FORMAT) gives details on specific items of instruction to be covered in a series or sessions

curriculum or agenda


(FORMAT) states what leader will and will not do in the group; addresses functional roles to be taken by group leader

leader's roles


(FORMAT) indicates how achievement of group roles will be addressed



The two parts of a group protocol are.....

1) purpose
2) format


What part of the group protocol contains:
1) communicate w/ other staff who may refer members to group
2) define types of individuals who may benefit from the group
3) clarify your goals, your methods and your own role as leader of the group
4) helps you identify how you will know when a group member has achieved the goals you have set

The purpose