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Group Counseling Green Team

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Transcript of Group Counseling Green Team

Reducing Recidivism Rates for Ex-Offenders: Working to Sustain Independence and Self-Empowerment
April 27, 2016

Group Format & Expectations
Rationale for Psycho Educational Group
Ex-Offender Demographics
Why a closed Group

Part I,
Section 2

Group Format
Part II
Third Section.

First 10 Minutes
20-25 Minutes
35 -40 Minutes
10 Minutes Closing

Key Issues of Ex Offenders
Characteristics Initial Stage
Participants Test Atmosphere
Low Risk Taking
Trust and Inclusion
Silence and Awkward
Questioning Safety
Group Structure
Group Size

Part I :
Candidacy, Issues, Structure
Part II:
Group format, Key Issues
Part III: Initial Stage
Part IV: Transition Stage
Part V: Working Stage
Part VI: Consolidation Stage
Part VII: Post Group Stage
Part I
Section 1

Code of Conduct

Part I
Section 3
Part II
First Section
Part II
Second Section
Part III
Initial Stage of a Group
Mental Health
Career Re-tooling/Employment
Practical Proposal
Included in Counseling Contract
American Counseling Association., ACA. (2005). Code of ethics. Retrieved from https://

Cooke, B. (2016, February 17). Chapter 6, Initial Stage of a Group. Lecture presented at Group
Counseling Course in Penthouse, Building 44, Washington, D.C.

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Brooks/Cole Pub

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Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, CRCC. (2010). Code of professional ethics
for rehabilitation counselors. Retrieved from: https://www.crccertification.com/code-of-

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differences. Journal of offender rehabilitation, 52(7), 493-508.

Images. Retrieved from: https://www.google.com/search?q=group

To Maintain Order
To Protect Rights of Clients
Hold Therapist Accountable

James, N. (2015). Offender Reentry: Correctional Statistics, Reintegration into the Community,
and Recidivism (pp. 1-33, Rep. No. RL34287). Congressional Research Service.
The New York Times

Michael Schmidt - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/07/us/us-to-release-6000-inmates under

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Justice Competence
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Guidelines 2007 Revisions. THE JOURNAL FOR SPECIALISTS IN GROUP WORK. 33(2); 111–
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who have criminal records. The Career Development Quarterly, 58(3), 209-218. doi:10.1002/

Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy. New York:
Basic Books.
Purpose of Counseling Contract
Reducing Recidivism Rates for Ex Offenders
Second Chance Staff
Dr. Melinda Jennings, Ph.D, LPC

Dr. Alecia Lane, Ph.D, MS, LPC

Ms. Awet Russom, School Counselor, Life Coach Therapist

Dr. Avery Macierowski, Captain, USA (Ret), Ph.D. NBCCH

Dr. Marion Wright, MA, M.ED, CRC, LPC, Psy.D
ASGW's Informed Consent Policy
ACA's Policy on Confidentiality
Diversity Policy on Awareness

Self Empowering
Establishing Group Norms
Part IV
The Transition Stage of Group
to create a safe and trusting climate that encourages members to take risks and explore their fears..."
(Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014)
Nonproductive Group
Productive Group
"...members may wonder if the group is a safe place for them to express themselves without judgement..."
(Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014)
Facilitators should be able to:
Address anxiety, resistance and conflict
Recognize forms of resistant behaviors in members
Manage "problem members" without labeling them

Part V
The Working Stage of a Group
"...characterized by the commitment of the members to explore significant problems and their attention to the dynamics within the group..."
(Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014)
(James, 2015)
Conflicts are recognized and explored
Group cohesion is high
Conflicts are ignored or avoided
Members feel distant from each other
Communication is unclear
Members focus more on others
Group Candidates & Structure
Key Issues
Facilitators should provide an environment that is:
Part VI
Consolidation of Group
Post Group
(Cooke, 2016)
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Thank You
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