group work theory

here is no special format for this report. It is simply a essay that unpacks what is happening in the case study that has been presented, and what you would do if you were the facilitator of the group.

The example appears to indicate that the group is at the storming stage with a number of members expressing their dissatisfaction with the group process. In terms of one or two different theories of group development, explain what may be the reason for this to be occurring. Follow this up with what would be three appropriate remedial action for the course leader to take. In mentioning the above explain the role of contracting and the group structure. The question also asks for a discussion of power as wielded by group members and the facilitator.

Readings 5,6,7,9,10 and 11 will provide sufficient academic literature to be able to answer the question adequately.

The marking criteria states that the question must be answered in the third person and that references must be use the APA convention.

Please let me know if you have any further queries with this assessment.


Read the case study below and write an essay analysing the situation in light of groupwork theory.

Case study
John is the group leader in week three of an eight week psycho-educational group. Until now the group has been quiet, but John has been setting the scene and providing them with relevant information. John has been told that his role as leader is to inform the group members of strategies and skills to manage their lives.
At the beginning of the group this week there is a sense of uneasiness. The group members seem unsettled and eventually one of them states �We are not happy being lectured to each week�. This surprises John, but he continues on without too much acknowledgment. Several minutes later another group member states �Well if you can�t listen to us, maybe we should not listen to you!� It is clear that something has to be done to manage the situation.
Your essay should include: an explanation of the group�s problems in functioning a suggestion of probable causes of the dysfunction an analysis of the initial stages of the group�s development a discussion of the role of contracting and group structure an analysis of task and maintenance balance a discussion of power issues in the group suggested leader interventions and potential outcomes reference to relevant literature, linking your ideas to theory discussed in the unit

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