Informed Consent In Group Work

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An open-entry, open-exit group is bascially a group that allows members to enroll in the group at any moment, as well as leave the group at any time, for any reason, if needed. For example, if someone was in one of these types of groups and oneday decides that the group is no longer for them, they can decide to leave the group and never return. These types of groups allows members to sometimes rejoin the group after deciding to quit in the past. There are many theoretical approaches to group therapy. One approach is the person-centered approach which basically assumes that we has human beings have the capacity to understand our problems and the resources within us to solve them (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014). With this approach group memebers…show more content…
It is important to provide group members with the necessary information that is needed for them to make rational decisions about whether they should enter treatment and how they should go about it (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014). Infomred consent is also important because it requires all leaders to provide a professional disclosure statement to members which includes techniques used in the group, qualifications of the group leader, benefits, and risks of being in the group. Informed consent also conveys things like appointments, fees, and insurance. Last, informed consent is important in group work because it contains information about limts and the client's rights to confidentiality (Corey, Corey, & Corey,…show more content…
One factor is hesitation. Hestiation is common during this stage for many reasons. Cutltural factors is a common reason for hesitation, for example, some cultures do not share their feelings freely. Other reason for hesitation during this stage includes feeling as if taling about personal matters is a sign of weakness or distasteful. Another factor that influences the success or failure in the inital stage of a group is fears. Everyone has fears when they are doing or trying something new. In this case, if members' of the group fears are not identified and explored failure can be a result. Tusr and mistrust can also influence the success or failure in the inital stage of a group. If trust is not establiushed early on, problems are likely to occur later (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014). Although trust entials a sense of safety, it does not necessarily entail being comfortable (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014). In conclusion, conflicts influence the success or the failure in the inital stage of a group. Although it is most common during the transition stage, conflict can happen at ay stage of the group process. If conflict arrises early within a group and is not properly delt with it is likely to inhibit the group's cohesion. Conflicts that are left unaddressed can easily affect the energy in the room as well as impede the group's progress, both in a negative

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