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Group Leadeership

Which of the listed are the 3 most important qualities to have as a group leader:
(Respect, empathy, genuineness, concreteness, self-disclosure, spontaneity, flexibility, confidence).

-How will this qualities aid the success of the group?
-How will this qualities affect how members of the group will view the group leader?

Use as one reference to support answer: SAMHSA's Tip 41. Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy. (attached)

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Leading a Group

(1) Which of the listed are the 3 most important qualities to have as a group leader: (respect, empathy, genuineness, concreteness, self-disclosure, spontaneity, flexibility, confidence?

The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) is based on four group therapy models that are stated to be effective for substance abuse treatment: (1) Psycho-educational, (2) skills development, (3) cognitive-behavioral/problem solving, (4) support), and (5) interpersonal. Based on the TIP treatment, in all 5 of these groups there are core characteristics that the leader must possess. Thus, the three most important qualities to have as a group leader are based on these core characteristics that include: confidence, empathy, and spontaneity.

(1) How will these qualities aid the success of the group?

These qualities can provide the leader with a better understanding of the group process, and can aid in the success of the group in several ways. For example, empathy can aid the group leader in playing a supportive, but nondirective role. It can help the leader ...

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This solution describes the qualities needed in group leadership.

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