By Ronald W. Toseland, Robert F. Rivas
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Self-help groups place a great deal of emphasis on de-stigmatizing the problems shared and faced by members. There is a strong sense of empathy and support accompanied by a sense of empowerment that members can help themselves to overcome problems, issues, and concerns and lead better, more fulfilled lives through their own efforts to help each other. Usually there are no special requirements for attendance except that members share the problem that is the focus or purpose of the group and that members limit what they say in the group to the purpose of the group.
Groups sometimes focus on a few particu- benefits over casework. What research supports the effectiveness of treatment groups? larly assertive or talkative members. This creates a danger that these members’ problems will receive attention while other, less assertive or less talkative members will receive little help (Yalom, 2005). The best way to avoid these problems is to make sure that each member has time to speak in a group. This will be discussed in greater detail in Chapter 3. Members can benefit from treatment groups when they have some ability to communicate with others and when their concerns or problems lend themselves to group discussion.
Strong emotional bonds often develop quickly in support groups because of members’ shared experiences. Emotional bonding may also occur because members are stigmatized by the larger community and find comfort and power in their association with each other. Frequently, there is a high level of self-disclosure of emotionally charged material in support groups. In addition to directly facilitating support groups, workers are often called on to provide indirect assistance to support groups led by lay leaders.
An introduction to group work practice by Ronald W. Toseland, Robert F. Rivas