In this unit, we consider how theory guides group leadership. The authors of the Group Counseling: Concepts and Procedures text (linked in Resources) describe how their own group leadership styles evolved over time and may have been influenced by several theories. For counselors in training, developing a solid understanding of a single theory may be a more manageable starting place to develop a group leadership style. Select one theory described in Chapter 3 and consider how it may fit with a group leadership style described in Chapter 5 that may suit your counseling approach.

  • How might the selected theory and leadership style fit together?
  • How will theory and leadership style facilitate the therapeutic factors described at the end of Chapter 5? Select at least two factors to explore.