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a collection of individuals whose association is founded upon shared commonalities of interest, values, norms and purposes

Group

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1. Socialization
2.Support
3. Task completion
4. Camaraderie
5.Information
6.Normative
7.Empowerment
8. Governance

8 functions of a Group

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Types of group include:
-Task groups
-Teaching groups
-Supportive/ Therapeutic groups
-Self-help groups

types of groups

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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

Group Dynamics

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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

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focus is on leader; members dependent on leader. Production high, morale low

Autocratic

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focus is on members. Production lower than autocratic, morale high

Democratic

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no focus; goals are undefined. Production low, morale low

Laissez-faire

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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.

family

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the atmosphere of the family. Whether it be hostile, loving, etc.

family climate

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leaders of group therapy generally have advanced degrees in psychology, social work, nursing or medicine.

group therapy

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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.

therapeutic groups

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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

paradoxical intervention

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relabeling problematic behavior by putting it into new, more positive perspective that emphasizes its good intention.

reframing

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In a relationship a state of severe chronic disequilibrium and discord with recurrent threats of separation.

marital schism

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A relationship in which there is a lack of equal partnership. One person dominates the relationship

marital skew

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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.

triangulation

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the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
"getting it out"

catharsis