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Nearly every meeting they have evidence that what they experience emotionally is completely different than that of the other members. They are in need of new skills and new internalized experiences in the world of relationships. Encourage work in the here and now, differentiate amongst group members, observe their own body. Schizoid clients are high risk, but high reward.Borderline ClientInstability of mood, thought, and interpersonalinvolvement. Many suggest group therapy because treatment on an individual basis hasproved extremely difficult. The intensity and intimacy of one on one sessions is often too heavy a task for the BC. Group therapy can help ease feelings of Separation anxiety and
fear of abandonment.Narcissistic ClientPresents with grandiosities. Feel alive when "onstage". Often object when someone pointsout similarities between themselves and the NC. May respond negatively to key therapeutic factors such as universality and cohesion. Accelerates the group.Specialized therapy group steps1. Assessment of the clinical setting.2. Formulation of goals3. Modification of traditional techniqueExcessive reliance on exercise techniques renders a group less effectiveThe group that prematurely bonds due to useof exercises may circumvent many group developmental task and become reliant on the exercises themselvesStructured exercise denotesan activity in which a group follows some specific set of directionsAudiovisual TechnologyThe use of audiovisual techniques in teachingand research have proven to be very effective. Self-observation is powerful; nothing is as convincing as information one discovers for oneself. The person who experiences the most discomfort in being filmed is perhaps the therapist in fear of beingexposed or shamed. If the tape is to be viewed by anyone other than the client or group members, therapist must obtain writtenpermission and be explicit in the purposeA summary isan editorialized narrative that describes the flow of the session, each member's contribution, therapist's contribution (not only what was said but what he/she wished was said, and any hunches or questions that occur to therapist after conclusion of sessionThe investigation of certain dreams accelerates group therapy and the mostvaluable are group dreams or those that involve the group as a reflection of the dreamer's feelingsAsk the question, "Why this dream now?" Dreams often reveal unexpressed group concerns or shed light on group blockages and impassesGeneral Concerns from participants in a group therapy setting for leaderless meetingsThe group would stray from the primary task. The group would lose control of its emotions. The group would be unable to integrate its experiences and to make constructive use of themCo-therapistsClinicians recognize the advantages and potential hazards of co-therapy. Therapist must set aside time to collaborate, talk, and debrief. Co therapist matching is crucial. Whether co- therapists should openly
express disagreement during group is very controversial. Co- therapists choice is very important and a therapist should not agree to the partnership if they foresee potential

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