Group Therapy Agreements

Allow at least 30 minutes to get a group agreement. Finally, you must seek agreement on all points of the whole group. For groups working together over a long period of time, it may be worth spending a little more time developing a longer-term group agreement. You can use a process like the one described below. Although the time of a group agreement sometimes seems a little frustrating, you gain that time later. This makes your event much more fluid. Other ways to establish group agreements may be more appropriate for shorter meetings or workshops or for groups that do not deal with emotional or controversial topics. This implies that there are many ways to conclude group agreements. To decide to use them, you can consider some of the following: whether the group will work together in the longer term, what is the controversy over the topic of the meeting or workshop, how long you have and how much confidence the group has in you as a mediator. And don`t forget that newcomers or infirmities didn`t agree, so take the time to explain and ask for their consent to the agreement (you can always do it in one break).

If you want to change it, you have a discussion with the whole group until everyone agrees. Making these decisions as a group is much more effective than having a mediator who imposes “rules” for all. In addition, citizens are much more likely to respect and implement an agreement to which they have contributed. It`s going to make your job as an intermediary a lot easier. In case of problem or conflict, you can use this agreement (for example.B. We all agreed at the beginning that it was better for one person to speak at the same time…). If you have your group agreement, make sure it`s displayed for everyone – ideally, have it written on a whiteboard, paperboard or overhead projector. Keep the agreement for use in future meetings or workshops with the same group, but register each time to make sure everyone is always satisfied. You can, for example, add something to the agreement. This PDF file is in booklet format – print both pages of paper and fold to create a booklet. Once you`ve drawn people`s ideas, go through the list one after the other and see if they are clarified.

Discuss how this can translate into practical working methods.

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