The Theory Of Alcoholics Anonymous

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Made a Beginning Group (MAB) of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was observed in the efforts to link course readings and class lectures to real life group work. MAB was observed on October 14, 2015, at 6:00 pm. with fourteen people in attendance. The open support group meeting was located at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando on East Robinson Street and was led by one facilitator. MAB and the facilitator showed deviations from the normal group practices discussed in the class of Group Dynamics and Process. However, some familiar therapeutic factors such as Instillation of Hope, Imitative Behavior, Universality, Group Cohesiveness, and Catharsis were evident in the group’s dynamics. The observation techniques included the point of view of an observer, a hypothetical point of view as facilitator, and the observer’s reaction. Together, these observations suggest that even though MAB does not follow standard group procedures; therapeutic and helping factors occur relatively routinely. Made a Beginning Group of Alcoholics Anonymous: Identifying the Major Components of a Support Group Often, people seek out help for devastating psychological and emotional problems in self-help support groups rather than in a professional setting. It is therefore of considerable value to compare and contrast the effectiveness of professional group methods to self-help support group processes. Research has examined the differences and similarities that exist between therapy processes that a
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