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Because Paula has established some supports it appears the treatment group would wok best forher. With the treatment model roles are flexible and evolve as the group progresses, which maygive Paula the space she needs to adjust and gain engagement (2006). The treatment group wouldalso provide the platform for Paula to share and build trust with others dealing with similarcircumstances and may even advance some outside support options. Additionally, Paula maygain information on coping mechanisms and in supporting herself through the group in aneducational setting and through group members experiences (Toseland, 2017).In a treatmentgroup Paula could also learn by observing others in a self-care role and parenting role.Paulacould experience a sense of hope and gain acceptance and support from her peers (Himelhoch &Medoff, 2007).Paula could benefit not only support from her peers, she could promote her ownself-help skills, develop change in her behaviors, gain socialization and grow emotionally withthe therapeutically supported environment. The potential disadvantage of being in a group settingis the confidentiality piece. There is always a risk member of the group could talk outside of thegroup and breach confidentiality. There are ways to educate all group members of the importanceof maintaining confidentiality, to ensure everyone’s personal safety and build trust, but in a groupsetting there is no guarantee. Groups may also form a dependency on each other and shouldcontinue to work on creating self-coping skills and appropriate self-care. Finally,

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Term
Spring
Professor
Chenobia Webster-Hill

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