Identify the client population, proposed practice setting, type of treatment group format (e.g. support group; educational group; etc.).

Group Proposal (6-8 pages): You will research an intervention helpful for group process. Building upon a review of the literature, course material, and previous small group exercises (interventions), you will write a paper about the proposed intervention including an explanation of the intervention, expectations of the intervention, and how you believe a small group would respond to the intervention. This assignment is from the perspective of you, the group facilitator.

1. Identify the client population, proposed practice setting, type of treatment group format (e.g. support group; educational group; etc.).

2. Outline your rationale or justification for this group–relevance for your specific population. Include a brief literature review focusing on your client population, problem area, or group process setting. This portion of the project should provide support from the literature for the utility of a group modality for this population.

3. Develop a framework for this proposed group. Include:
(a) goals, need for the group, and its objectives
(b) recruiting and screening members
(c) size of the group, frequency, and number of sessions
(d) member orientation and ground rules
(e) possible topics for group exploration and an outline of the content
or process for sessions
(f) identify practical concerns unique to the type of group.

4. Describe one possible intervention (or session) in more detail, including your planned activities (if it is a structured group), what your role as leader will be, what techniques or skills you will be using, and what expectations you have of members for this session.

This section should include an explanation of the intervention, your expectations of the intervention, and how you believe the group would respond to the proposed intervention.

*It is expected that you will integrate your knowledge of group process, the stages of group development, etc., with your knowledge of the needs of group members as you discuss why this type of group is appropriate for your intended population, your role as leader, the type of group, member responsibilities, etc. as appropriate for your proposed group intervention.

References -1 from course material, 1 from Shulman, L. (2016). The skills of helping individuals, families, groups and
communities (8th ed.). Cengage Learning. Chapters 10-14
, other two are based on literature review (from the Kemp Library)

RECENT POSTS