Alternatives to Pre-Group Interviews and Theoretical Application in Groups

Alternativesto Pre-Group Interviews and Theoretical Application in Groups

Alternativesto Pre-Group Interviews and Theoretical Application in Groups

Studentlife involves various problems, struggles, and activities that causedistress to young people. As suffering increases, the learners may attimes express the discontent through gross indiscipline andmisconduct for instance, breaking of school rules, verbal abuse andin some cases violent behavior. Studies done beforehand haveestablished that traditional methods of correcting such behavior havenot been active. Since the older methods have been observed not toproduce the desired effects, it is vital for the teachers and otherresponsible members to seek better alternatives to curb this issue.

Asmore and more methods and approaches are brought to light for use,the overall outcomes have to be evaluated. As such, one of the bestalternatives for use in the case of students is the Choice theory.This principle is based on the fact that man has a personal sense ofmotivation and a longing to control the happening around. Apparently,the members usually make an assessment of their behavior with the aimof establishing the relevance to their lives. Since the perceptions,wants, and commitments are explored, it is possible to make a choicedespite the prevailing circumstances.

Theclinical population in question encompasses the middle schoolstudents. This group is heavily invested upon by parents, guardiansand even the State resources. Due to this aspect, there is a need forguidance on the development of an action plan that will assist themto make the necessarily desired changes. Many times, some modelsemphasize on the individual change. However, an alternative thatseems to work in place of this independent-oriented method is througha collective strategy with more emphasis on community healing.

Themethodology of administering such an intervention revolves around thediscovery of better means of attaining one’s survival needs.Therefore, the interaction is centered on behavior change for thesatisfaction of the necessities. This counseling process consists ofthe environment and procedures. Also, this form of therapy is activeand requires directives as well as educational morals. It alsoinvolves the use of masterful questions and other proven techniquesthat encourage the members of the group to make an accurateself-evaluation. A step by step illustration can be described as theexploration of wants, focus on the direction, evaluation andassessment, planning coupled with commitment, and also planningrealistically (Walter and Ngazimbi`s, 2008).

Groupefficacy is achieved because the members interact together, they canshare ideas, watch how others develop and in the process they canlearn from the experiences of others. By providing self-assessment,specific changes can be realized, especially in the alleviation offrustrations and distress. Relevant questions are generated to guidethe client in the shift from external to internal control setting.Examining the target population creates a significant platform forthe implementation of other vital procedures and plans in thetherapy.

Theuse of alternative treatment approaches has been brought about by theconstant monitoring and assessment of the traditional methods ofhandling such cases. As time goes on, more data is being obtainedpurposefully to determine the level of success of the alternativetherapies. Similar to the inferences realized about the ineffectivetraditional methods, then the same practices can be employed toascertain the significance of the strategy, followed by thedemonstration of appreciation for the formation of realistic plans. Alot more needs to be imparted to school-going children to enable themto become better individuals with responsible character (Walter andNgazimbi`s, 2008). The alternatives to pre-group interviews need notbe restrained. More opportunities for improvement and modificationstill exist.


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Walter, Lambie, and Ngazimbi`s (2008). A Choice Theory Counseling Group Succeeds with Middle School Students Who Displayed Disciplinary Problems, Middle School Journal, volume 40, issue 2, pages 4-12.