When developing and implementing an adult support group, the following important guidelines should be considered: how the group is organized, how the format of each group session is structured, and what the short-and long-term outcomes of the group are. Consider the following three adult support groups: an HIV/AIDS support group, grief group for elderly, and a domestic violence support group. What similarities do you see, and how do these similarities suggest guidelines for developing these groups?
This discussion question meets the following NASAC Standards:
89) Describe, select, and appropriately use strategies from accepted and culturally appropriate models for group counseling with addicted or substance abusing clients.
93) Understand the concepts of “process” and “content,” and shift the focus of the group when such an intervention will help the group move toward its goals.