HSER 511 Group Dynamics
Instructor - Dr. Kelly Stille
December 05, 2012.
PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL GROUP: SESSION SUMMARY 3
The third session of Psycheducational group took place on December 05, 2012, the meeting started approximately 6:10pm, due to heavy snow in the city. John, Mary and Elizabeth came early, but Lee was 10 minutes late. The members agreed to wait for Lee before starting the group. As usual, the meeting started with opening prayer by Lee that lasted for 2 minutes. Having understood that all the group members hold their Christian faith in high esteem, the writer read the book of Isaiah 43:2-3 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead” (New International Version). The Writer explained to group members that the bible did not promise that Christian will not go through live difficulty, but that in the midst of it all God will be there to make sure that his children survive and triumph over their circumstances. The Writer explained to the group that the focus of session 3 is to exploit ways they can survive the changes they are experiencing in Canada. The Writer explained 18 ways to survive changes (Psychoeducational Group: Session Summaries 3, n.d), group members were paired into two for dyad exercise and they were asked to compare the list of how they are prepared to overcome challenges and move forward in Canada (assignment from last session) with 18 ways to survive changes. The dyad exercise lasted for 10 minutes. By the time the group came together, the Writer uses round technique to find out the outcome of the dyads. Surprisingly, Elizabeth was the first person to...