In your role, you must understand group processes and stages of formation, as this will help you develop groups and determine an individual’s appropriateness for group therapy. Whether you are at the beginning stages of group formation or facilitating a session for a developed group, it is important to consider factors that may influence individual client progress. For this Assignment, as you examine the video Group Therapy: A Live Demonstration in this week’s Learning Resources, consider the group’s processes, stages of formation, and other factors that might impact the effectiveness of group therapy for clients.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Analyze group processes and stages of formation
Analyze curative factors of groups
Analyze the impact of curative factors on client progress
Recommend strategies for managing intragroup conflict
To prepare:
Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide on group processes.
View the media, Group Therapy: A Live Demonstration, and consider the group dynamics.
The Assignment
In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

Explain the group’s processes and stage of formation.
Explain curative factors that occurred in the group. Include how these factors might impact client progress.
Explain intragroup conflict that occurred and recommend strategies for managing the conflict. Support your recommendations with evidence-based literature

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