Group Leadership Styles and Theory Application

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.