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world, such as the group counseling interventions, psychotherapy, and task facilitation groups. It is important to value diversity when working in a multicultural group. It is crucial to learn to
3PERSONAL REFLECTION PAPERrespect the members, flexible with them, and allow clients to teach the leader on how to best serve them. Potential group leaderBy having the opportunity to be a leader for a group session, this writer has realized that just like the leader can have a good session there can also be difficulties when leading a group. There are significant skills that the writer has learned about herself as a potential group leader, some skills have room for improvement and others the author feels comfortable in. This writer knew that she was a good listener, being a potential group leader has taught the author that her active listening and understanding skills were well developed. Other techniques that came naturally were summarizing and linking between members, it is helpful to understand that there are other individuals that are going through the same obstacles they are going through. The writer sees the potential she has as a group leader, she believes that building enough confidence and skills are needed to become a better potential leader. Skills and experiences that need to developBased on the authors current weaknesses and strengths, several skills and experiences need to be developed in order to be a competent group counselor. The author believes that she needs to develop confidence when she is describing a new topic to the group. Even though the author has educated herself on the topic, anxiety can develop with the fear that material might be forgotten or that the participants shut down and do not disclose. The authorconsiders to further develop her commitment to self-care, there are times the author puts others before herself. This isa struggle because self-care is important, a person cannot help others unless they help each other first. Additionally, a skill that needs to further develop is self-disclosure, what to self-disclose,