Groups That Work: Values

October 24, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Effective working groups can continue their traditions through surprising changes in location, membership, etc.

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Groups That Work: Climate

March 23, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

When a group has been mired in the hostile or helpless mode, and breaks through into work, you’ll see an almost tangible change in tone.

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Groups That Don’t Work pt 2

February 16, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

We’ve never seen a group that works, right from its inception. Progress toward work usually involves struggle through one or more of these modes.

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Groups That Don’t Work pt 1

January 29, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

When a group adopts one of these operating modes permanently, as a primary form of interaction, they end up actively resisting any responsibility for achieving individual and group goals.

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Predicting Success in Groups

January 15, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

We don’t need to ‘cure’ social anxiety, only to increase the individual’s level of control over his or her emotions…

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Effective Group Design: Shared Understanding pt. 2

January 23, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Where AA influences alcoholics toward sobriety through its peer culture, the gang down at the local pub is likely to encourage them to drink through its version of a peer culture.

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Effective Group Design: Shared Understanding pt. 1

January 14, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Not everyone attaches the same meaning to a particular term. This problem pops up a lot in counseling, treatment, and similar settings.

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Effective Group Design: Assumptions

October 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Building the group model around that common experience, and change-specific tasks or goals, may increase the chances for a successful outcome.

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Stronger Together: Addiction Group Treatment

September 20, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Practically every form of group devised has been adapted and put to use at some facility.

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Alexithymia: What’s That Feeling?

May 27, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s as if the addict is so accustomed to just acting on impulse that he/she has lost touch with the source of the impulse — ordinarily a negative emotional state such as anxiety, anger, sadness, etc.

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