Planning a group involves many steps. Once group members are recruited and screened, group leaders can prepare group members by helping them understand what to expect as a group member. This is part of informed consent and sets the stage for how the group will develop. After reviewing the assigned readings:

Describe the challenges of preparing a potential group member who may be hesitant to attend due to concerns for privacy.
Describe how group facilitation skills can be used to help new members join a group.