Personal Reflection On Group Ethnography

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Check-In Honestly, I believe that the residency was typical of how a group would work, and I was pretty confident in the process in person. However, post residency, I feel totally different. If we are to function as a group online through TD’s, I believe all our posts should be in one area to make it more of a group atmosphere. Having to keep up with both the group TD, and the single responses, are cumbersome. In a group setting, separate TD responses resemble side conversations, or sub groups, and in my opinion takes away from the group. The content I do believe has been clearer with regard to the focus and direction of the course, which was really where I was having an issue. As far as the here and now, in person, I believe this group…show more content…
The transition stage is still early in the group process, so, it requires delicacy with regard to issues like resistance, defensiveness, confrontation, and group control. It seems to be focused on creating self-awareness for the client, instead of trying to deflect an issue on to another group member. The transition stage calls for client exploration of feelings, and attitudes, which for me, I believe will be easy to address, or allow the client to address. The goal of this stage is to create a safe and trusting climate that encourages members to take risks by identifying and exploring their fears (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014). The key is building a trusting relationship, and through modeling, feedback, self-disclosure, and showing my competence as counselor, gradually trust will come, especially when its not forced. In our group, though the trust is there, and there is little, to no resistance, I think we have yet to take risks because of comfort. While we are close knit, it sometimes works against us, and there seems to still be that fear of rejection, being misunderstood or judged, and being…show more content…
Knowing when and how to ask and rephrase a question, to eliminate silence and filler, seems to be difficult. I see this technique being especially difficult with clients who may not want to disclose, or participate at all because they may become frustrated with the constant probing. Also, here and now activation seems to put the spotlight on other members of the group, even when a client’s issue has nothing to do with that member, which I believe may cause unnecessary conflict. I would definitely need to work on this technique because I am one to eventually move on when there seems to be resistance that is unwavering. I think in our group here and now activation is important for those who hide in the background due to being shy. At the residency, we were made to couple up, and we asked our partners to make us aware of behavior’s we wished to work on, which put the group in the here and now. I think that activity helped us address our own issues, and gave our partner the ability to comfortably address things they noticed in us as well, and doing it in two may have diminished some resistance. The therapist must teach member the art of requesting and offering feedback by explicit instruction, by modeling, or reinforcing feedback (Yalom,

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