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Advantages and limitations of groups. Qualities of effective group leaders:
•     Advantages:
•     Groups can help individuals with a variety of problems
•     Groups can be beneficial for: elementary through high school students; promoting career development; adult women; adult men; dealing with stressors; adolescent offenders; and many more
•     Limitations
•     Groupthink mentality: stereotypical, defensive, stale thought processes become the norm
•     Individuals may not be dealt with in-depth enough
•     Individuals may try to use groups as an escape
•     Qualities of group leaders
•     Caring – the more the better
•     Meaning attribution – clarifying, explaining, providing cognitive framework for change
•     Emotional stimulation – activity, challenging, risk taking, self-disclosure
•     Executive function – developing norms, structuring, suggesting procedures
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