Group Intervention Training Program Module I
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About The Event
This module focuses on skills in assessing and facilitating groups and small systems. In keeping with Gestalt principles, a key focus is the development of the practitioner's self-awareness parallel with group awareness. Building ground that enables sustainable progress in the group while developing individuals in the group is woven into the facilitator's skills. The design of creative and developmentally appropriate interventions is an essential part of the training.
We will work with Levels of System in the group and how to direct your intervention to the best level for results. Various group contexts will be covered: Clinical, Personal Development, Training, and Task groups. Assessing the phases of group development across types of groups will be informed by both a systems view and a field perspective. You will be able to see more dynamics in a group and have more skills and choices about your responses as facilitator.
Upon completion of Module I, participants will be able to:
Apply knowledge and increase capacity to work with Gestalt concepts, principles as an intervener with groups;
Identify your strengths as an intervener;
Expand your capacity to "see" at multiple levels of system;
Create interventions for all levels of system;
Skillfully assess choice of level of system in which to intervene;
Identify and track impact from interventions;
Identify and support resistance/persistence in individuals, groups and social systems;
Expand capacity to raise awareness and work with experiment at all levels of system;
Apply field theory and systems theory principles in working effectively with groups;
Expand knowledge of developmental phases of groups;
Apply knowledge of phases of group development in choice of intervention; and
Increase ability to choose among possible interventions in order to support more effective connection and development.