Unit 7

Unit 7 Assignment 1

Theoretical Practice

Submit the Theoretical Practice section (6–8 pages) of your final project. Using the approach you selected (cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, or solution-focused theory), identify three different strategies or interventions used in that theory and describe how this would appear in a group setting. Create a sample dialogue of the clients’ statements and the counselor’s statements implementing these three strategies. Discuss the purpose of the intervention and the anticipated outcome of its use.

Note:

Apply theories and strategies for group treatment of addictive behavior and provide a clear rationale for their use.

Apply the use of three strategies in a group setting during one of the stages of group development with a clear and articulate purpose.

Create a sample dialogue of the clients’ statements and the counselors’ statements, which is realistic and well-aligned with expectations for the strategy use, implementing the three strategies

Describe the purpose of the intervention and the anticipated outcome of its use, evaluating the outcomes and explicitly identifying further actions.

Unit 7 Discussion 1

Group Development

Select one of the video segments from The Evolution of a Group video illustrating the stages of group development. Address the following for that stage of group development:

  • Identify      and describe examples from the video that illustrate common group dynamics      or characteristics for your chosen stage of group development.
  • How      might these group dynamics or characteristics manifest in a group specific      to treating addictions?
  • Identify      and describe appropriate group leadership skills for facilitating the      group at this specific stage of group development.
  • Use      the course readings to support your analysis.