Group process is the focus of group facilitation skills. A group counselor supports the group development by attending to the process of what is happening in the room versus what is being said. Reflect upon your experience using the media piece Group Facilitation Skills in Unit 6 (linked in Resources). Which skill was most challenging? What stood out to you as you practiced applying group facilitation skills?
Next, compare your experience to what you observed in the Unit 5 video Leading Counseling Groups With Adults: A Demonstration of the Art of Engagement (linked in Resources): Identify a segment in the film Leading Counseling Groups with Adults: A demonstration of the art of engagement where the group leaders reflect the group process. Include the time frame of the exchange so others can find the segment easily. How do their interventions that bring the focus into the here and now deepen the experience for the group members? How did the skills demonstrated by Dr. Schimmel and Dr. Jacobs provide a model for your own practice in this unit?