Conclusion And Contraindications

This intervention attempts to create interpersonal relationships in an attenuated time span between people where an interpersonal relationship had not previously existed. There is a reality, which is everyone will move at his or her own pace but we can provide opportunities that clients had not previously had which could ultimately change a pace style. It is an awesome experience for the clients and the group therapist as both have the opportunity to gain insights into their behaviors with the concomitant opportunity to make behavioral changes in their personalities.

Perhaps, the most salient contraindication is to be found in the therapist's selection of the clients in the group. This group requires the client to have the ability to be introspective and to have the ego strength to allow direct interpersonal communications. These communications, at times, can be emotionally intense and not flattering. A fragile client would not be a good candidate for this type of group. This client would best be served and seen in a support group. After the support group, he or she could eventually be moved into a more interpersonal interactive group after developing the necessary ego

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strength. This particular ego strength is the buffer to hearing things about himself or herself that are not flattering at times, are not continuously experienced as a narcissistic injury by the client, but rather as observations that can be of tremendous help, in resolving interpersonal difficulties.

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Carroll, M. & Wiggins, J. (1997). Elements of Group Counseling (Second edition).

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