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Co-leadership Therapy

What is a co-leadership? Is it ethically beneficial to have a co-leader in a group? As a co-leader, how would you best utilize your co-leader to deal with a client that has become upset or a client that is unwilling to open up? What personality traits would you most look for in the selection of a co-leader?

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Co-Leadership

-What is a co-leadership?

Co-leadership or co-therapy can be defined as "two or more mental health professionals working collaboratively in the treatment of the same entity" (Bernard, Drob & Lifshutz, 1987 as cited in Fall & Wejnert, 2005). The co-leader model is employed by counselors and therapists to improve training and therapeutic experience. The relationship between co-leaders is an essential part of the group process.

-is it ethically beneficial to have a co-leader in a group?

It may be beneficial to have a co-leader in a group in areas where competency is concerned. Okech & Kline (2006) investigated group co-leader's relationships. They focused on numerous processes related to co-leaders experiences as they developed relationships with leading groups. ...

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This solution describes a co-leadership model that is used in therapy. The question of ethical benefits of co-leadership to group therapy is addressed.-is it ethically beneficial to have a co-leader in a group?

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