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Cnps 427 Assignment 2 1. Identify two specific situations (e.g., different types of clients, different client issues/reasons for counselling) in which group counselling may be more effective than individual counselling. One of the specific situations where group counselling is more effective than individual counselling is when an individual is facing a problem that is common amongst others. Examples of such problems can be alcoholism, gambling or obesity. Group therapy is more effective for these individuals because using the shared trait amongst the individuals they can provide reinforcement to each other through empathy. This also allows individuals to open up to their problems easier as they have the comfort of knowing that everyone is struggling with the same topic. By empowering each other through similar experiences, it makes people feel less alone and be more open to change. Also, from group interactions, people can learn new perspectives in dealing with their problems from others’ success stories. Another situation where group counselling is more effective than individual counselling is in relationships. For example , in couple counselling, it is easy for individuals to give exaggerated, distorted or inaccurate accounts of events if it is a 1 on 1 between the individual and the counsellor. However, in group counselling, the therapist can see relationship difficulties be enacted live. They can observe what actions trigger each other and what actions cause anxiety spikes This can give
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  • Winter '12
  • Munteanu
  • Assignment 2, Standardized test, Kohlberg's stages of moral development, projective tests, group counselling

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