Week 10: Task Groups
Agencies sometimes use task groups to address problems or initiate new programs. These groups often have specific goals, and it is the responsibility of the group leaders to develop a well-organized agenda. Although this type of group is an effective way to solve problems within an agency, task groups can be used as clinical interventions. The experience of participating in a task group itself can be therapeutic; however, the group leader must make sure that the members not only successfully complete the tasks set for the group, but that they are benefiting from the social experience as well. The success of the intervention depends on the skills of the clinical social worker in facilitating this process.
- Evaluate task group interventions
- Apply group process skills
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