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  • You
    have been running a group for sexual assault survivors for the last nine weeks.
    Despite your best efforts to provide a safe environment, validate the women’s
    experiences, and create a sense of hope, the group members often ask, “Will I
    ever get over this?” This is an important question, but one that is not easily
    answered. As the social worker, you discuss the impact of trauma and the
    benefits of using group and individual therapy to process what occurred in
    order to reduce its impact on their daily lives. Yet, your response does not
    alleviate the group’s anxiety about the future. As a result, you invite a
    previous client who has completed group work and individual therapy to come and
    speak to the group. As she talks about her new feelings of empowerment and
    growth since participating in group work, the rest of the group members begin
    to smile and nod their heads. After the guest speaker has left, the members all
    talk about how amazing it was to hear this woman’s story and to see someone
    with the same experience thrive and move past the assault. They all expressed a
    sense of hope and relief. Group work offers many benefits that cannot be
    achieved through individual therapy alone. The most obvious benefit is group
    member validation. The knowledge that you are not alone and are not the only
    person who has experienced that particular issue can foster a strong sense of

For this Discussion, review this week’s Resources including the Johnson Video
case (Transcript attached below). Then consider the potential benefits Talia Johnson might experience
through her participation in group work as depicted in the video.

Post by Day 3 an explanation of the potential benefits Talia might experience
through her participation in group work as depicted in the video.

Video Reference: Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., Brocksen S. M. (Eds.). (2014). Sessions: Case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader].

  • Part 1, “The Johnson Family”


  • During
    recent meetings with your sexual assault survivor group, you have noticed some
    potentially counter-productive behaviors from some of the members. One member
    always wants to sit next to you. When you speak, she nods her head and, at
    times, she repeats your very words. Two members always sit together and have
    side conversations. You have not said anything yet to them, but you feel it is
    distracting to the others. When you ask them to participate, they both provide
    little input and often just shrug their shoulders. One member talks at length
    during every session, forcing you to interrupt her by asking others to
    contribute to the discussion. You need to set boundaries with this person or
    she will continue to dominate the entire session.

Behaviors in group settings often are manifestations of the roles
members play based on their personality. While groups have many benefits for clients,
including validation, support, comfort, and education, they also can highlight
some personalities and behaviors that might be challenging for you to manage as
the group leader. How might you respond to these behaviors and roles? How might
you redirect these behaviors and reposition the member roles for the benefit of
the group?

For this Discussion, review this week’s Resources (attached below). Search the Walden Library
for an article dealing with group roles in social work practice. Then, consider
the group member role that might be most challenging to you as a group leader
and why. Finally, think about skills you might use for overcoming the
challenges that member role presents.

Post by Day 4 brief description of the group member role that might be most
challenging to you as a group leader and explain why. Then, explain a skill you
might use for overcoming that challenge.


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