Parent Support Group Analysis

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I learned that the parent support group is a form of group therapy for parents who have children with Autism. In this group it is important to discuss Self-care Plan for the parents so that they can be able to care for the child with Autism. In Yalom readings, one of his therapeutic factors he discusses is Installation of hope. Yalom (2005) notes that “hope is flexible- it redefines itself to fit the immediate parameters, becoming hope for comfort, for dignity, for connection with others or for minimum physical discomfort” (p.5). In this support group I witnessed Yalom’s therapeutic factor of installation of hope. The group facilitator provided encouragement to parents who have children with Autism. She let everyone know that she understands

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