Personal Reflection Paper.docx - 1 Running head PERSONAL REFLECTION PAPER Personal Reflection Paper Grand Canyon University PCN 520 Andrea Morales Dr

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1 Running head: PERSONAL REFLECTION PAPER Personal Reflection Paper Grand Canyon University PCN 520 Andrea Morales Dr. Deborah Gerrity October 1, 2018
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2 PERSONAL REFLECTION PAPER Personal Reflection Paper There are many advantages to group therapy, being convenient and economic are only a few of examples. Group therapy is convenient because it provides all members a safe and respectful environment. The following paper will provide the most significant fundamentals the writer has learned in this course, most significant things that that the writer has learned about herself as a potential group leader. The paper will provide this writer specific skills and experiences that need to develop in order to be a knowledgeable group counselor, as well as her greatest confidence and areas of opportunity when leading a counseling group. Furthermore, the theoretical basis that the writer is most drawn to and the types of groups that the writer might enjoy leading in the future as a counselor. Most significant subject learned The most significant topic this writer has learned in this course is the importance of a group leader. The role of a group leader is not only to ease all conversations or to make connections within members, but also to help the members by providing support, solutions, and to engage with all members. As a facilitator, the group leader will provide guidance, coping mechanisms that assist all members with stressors, establish and encourage members to take actions to achieve their goals. The leader needs to ensure that they use verbal, nonverbal techniques, as well as structured exercises. Additional things that this author learned about group counseling in this course are the different types of groups available. Before this course the author thought that the best way to conduct group therapy was through psychoeducational therapy. This course opened another world, such as the group counseling interventions, psychotherapy, and task facilitation groups. It
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