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Strategies for Group Leaders

Group therapy in any setting may include a diverse group of clients. This can be even more common in groups focused on addictions, given the breadth of community members who may be impacted. Describe key strategies that a group leader would be wise to consider in leading an addictions group where members may initially appear to have little in common aside from their addiction.

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*Describe key strategies that a group leader would be wise to consider in leading an addictions group where members may initially appear to have little in common aside from their addiction.

There are several strategies that a group leader should consider if he or she is to have a cohesive group. For example, having certain leadership qualities can provide the leader with a better understanding of the group process. For instance, displaying empathy to group members can help the leader recognize the struggle of group members as they work toward recovery from substance abuse. Beyond the benefits the leader gains in understanding the problem, empathy can aid the group leader in playing a supportive, but nondirective ...

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This solution discusses strategies for group leaders from the perspective of group leadership in treating addictions.

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