An Exploration of Group and Member Development in Experiential Groups
In this phenomenological study, we explored 52 group members' development in experiential groups. Specifically, participants completed 10 weekly journal reflections about their experiences as members and also reflected on the group's overall development. Four overall themes-exploration, transition, working, closure-as well as multiple subthemes emerged. We discuss findings, implications for group counselors and educators, and directions for future research. © 2014 ASGW.
counselor education, experiential groups, group dynamics, group stages
Ohrt, Jonathan H., Yulia Prochenko, Hayley Stulmaker, David Huffman, Delini Fernando, and Karrie Swan. "An exploration of group and member development in experiential groups." The Journal for Specialists in Group Work 39, no. 3 (2014): 212-235.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work