The Seating Arrangement Of The Room

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The seating arrangement. The way the members seat themselves appears to have a seniority of membership type of hierarchy. The clients seat themselves next to someone or something that makes them more comfortable. It appears this is according to the therapist chair as well. Some clients want to be close to the therapist others want to be in a corner. There is an unwritten agreement, so that if someone has a claim to a particular place in the room, others will move out of the seat and will not engage in a conflict over the seat. One thing I noticed is that clients that have some connection to each other will sit together. This can be disruptive if they are not engaging in the group and engaging in activities with each other. When this…show more content…
The facilitator needs to maintain the groups composure for emotional and physical safety. As the group proceeds with their daily check-ins the facilitator inspires them to share and give feedback. The group facilitator ensures that the group members feel Safe, thus they can feel comfortable expressing their emotions. As a group leader the facilitator must nature the group not create change (Marden-Velasquez, Crouch, Stokes-Stevens, & DiClemente, 2016). This is important to maintain group norms and for the clients to follow the rules of the group, whether they are unwritten, written or jut spoken. This allows the group facilitator to use different techniques and strategies to motivate the client for going through the processes which allow the client to be self-directed for change. The group facilitator did show empathy and self-disclosed, which invites some closeness from the group. Corey (2008) states many different group leadership skills that the facilitator used, such as; active listening, restating, clarifying summarizing, questioning, confronting and reflecting, for some of the leadership skills. The group has a personality of its own based on the clients in the group. However, the group changes when new clients enter the group, sometimes for the better or at times for worse. If a new client is feeling withdrawal symptoms and does not want to be in treatment, the group
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