Flashcards in Therapeutic Groups and Family intervention Deck (18):
a collection of individuals whose association is founded upon shared commonalities of interest, values, norms and purposes
3. Task completion
8 functions of a Group
Types of group include:
-Supportive/ Therapeutic groups
types of groups
Seating-circle better than around a table—no barriers
Size-7 or 8 members is ideal
Membership-open ended and close ended
Close ended is more therapeutic
Instillation of hope; universality; imparting of information; altruism; corrective recapitulation of the primary family group; socializing techniques; imitative behavior; interpersonal learning; group cohesiveness; catharsis; existential factors
Yalom’s group curative factors
focus is on leader; members dependent on leader. Production high, morale low
focus is on members. Production lower than autocratic, morale high
no focus; goals are undefined. Production low, morale low
A group of individuals who are bound by strong emotional ties, a sense of belonging, and a passion for being involved in one another's lives.
The patients family is whoever they say they are.
the atmosphere of the family. Whether it be hostile, loving, etc.
leaders of group therapy generally have advanced degrees in psychology, social work, nursing or medicine.
different from group therapy.
-these groups are based to a lesser degree in theory.
-focus is on group relations, interactions among group members, and the consideration of a selected issue.
the therapists requests the family to continue to engage in the behavior they are trying to change.
Ex.- Shout at each other on Tuesdays 6:30-7
relabeling problematic behavior by putting it into new, more positive perspective that emphasizes its good intention.
In a relationship a state of severe chronic disequilibrium and discord with recurrent threats of separation.
A relationship in which there is a lack of equal partnership. One person dominates the relationship
used to express a situation in which one family member will not communicate directly with another family member, but will communicate with a third family member.