Read description (group counseling) week 3 response

Respond to  2 students discussion using the rise Model

Due Sunday JULY 16, 2023

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Reply to at least two classmate’s posts, applying the RISE Model for Meaningful Feedback

I will also show an example below of how the response needs to be addressed.

Here’s an example of how the response should look. Please don’t copy it. The response to the classmate need to be just like this. 

Example Response (Response Needs to be writin just like the response below No copying)

RISE Feedback:

REFLECT: I concur with “Action plans should reflect the type of services that are needed and have an idea of the expected outcome of the services” because it is in line with Hatch and Hartline’s intentional school counseling guidelines in regards to determining students needs. 

INQUIRE: Can you further explain what “closing-the-gap action plans” are?

SUGGEST: I encourage you to revisit Hatch and Hartline’s MTMDSS tier interventions in order to add a citation that would illustrate your example on bullying prevention efforts. 

ELEVATE: What if you re-purposed “For example, after a needs assessment, the school is having problems with bullying” as “Following Trish Hatch’s MTMDSS tier based interventions, if the school is having problems with bullying, after a needs assessment, we could… citation…”  for a more weighted argument?


Hatch, T., & Hartline, J. (2022). The use of data in school counseling: Hatching results (and so much more) for students, programs and the profession (2nd Ed.). Corwin.


Below are the two classmate discussion post that you will need to respond to.

Classmate 1- Candance

How did the facilitators help to create safety and trust in the group?

The facilitators in the video, Groups in Action (2014), helped create safety and trust in the group from the onset of the meeting.  They asked each group member to take a moment to be aware of themselves and aware of others in the group and to pay attention to the feeling in the room (Corey, Corey, & Haynes, 2014).  Then they asked the group members to take turns introducing themselves, saying their name and the name of the people that previously introduced themselves. These exercises began the process of creating awareness and safety within the group.  Additionally, the group members were asked to discuss initial feelings of meeting in a group; such as feeling uncomfortable, mistrust and/or anxiety. Corey, Corey & Haynes (2014) explained that feelings of alienation can become a vital factor in group work therefore expressing such feelings is strongly encouraged. Instead of having the participants share with the entire group, the facilitators had them share with a partner (Corey, Corey, & Haynes, 2014).  This strategy helped lessen the anxiety of speaking in front of the whole group and began creating trust one member at a time.  

After establishing one on one relationships, the group members started feeling safer to share with the whole group.  The facilitators stayed connected with the comments and asked questions that allowed each group member to participate and connect with the group and with individual group members.  A safe and trusting environment was being created.

What specific actions from the facilitators stood out to you?

Specific actions from the facilitators in the video, Groups in Action (2014), that stood out to me was their speaking in calm voices, using eye contact, continuously showing engagement through body language, displaying active listening skills and asking effective questions. For example, one African American young woman in the group shared how she felt alienated prior to the group meeting when the other Caucasian young women were talking about washing their hair every day.  This is because African American women do not wash their hair every day.  The facilitator took a moment after that comment to ask one of the Caucasian women how she felt about that. She responded that the African American woman’s comment made her feel unsafe, judged, and that she can’t trust her to share openly (Corey, Corey, & Haynes, 2014). The facilitators actions of active listening and asking useful questions so the the group members could work out their thoughts and feelings exhibited great leadership skills. They asked detailed questions like “What happened in particular that made you feel you can’t trust her?”  and “Would you like to feel differently?  They also made suggestions like “Tell her what it was like for you to hear that.” The facilitators allowed the participants to work out their concerns with each other.  In the student workbook, it says in regards to this initial phase of the group counseling session that “our aim is to hear from everyone, to clarify what they are saying, and to help them become more specific about their goals for the group.” (Corey, Corey, & Haynes, 2014, p.19). I learned some useful techniques from the video and workbook, and I’m excited to learn more about group counseling and leadership skills.


Corey, G. Corey, M.S. & Haynes, R. (2014). Groups in action: Evolution and challenges. 2nd Edition. Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning.


Classmate 2- Kiersten

How did the facilitators help to create safety and trust in the group?

The counselors facilitated a few different ways to help create safety and trust within the group.  One of the first ways was Marianne had everyone take a deep breathe and look around the room and get into touch with themselves to see how they are feeling.  Then they begin to discuss with the clients about what was discussed in the pre-session, the potential discomfort, and when having any type of emotion they should talk aloud about it.  Marianne also expressed that if the client doesn’t want to further explore a topic that they can say I don’t want to go further and the counselor(s) will move on from that topic.  When the clients started to talk about their emotions or ways of venerability the counselors would ask the client to elaborate more and if they related to someone in the group from there they would have the client talk to that person and express their emotions.  After the client finished their expression the counselor would check in with them and see how to were feeling and how that felt.  Another way to build trust was an ice breaker where the members got in-groups of two and they were told to discuss their fears, expectations, hopes, and any other topic they would like to discuss for the next 10 minutes.  During this time they can feel more comfortable with just one person then they come back to the whole group and discuss what they talked about in their one-on-one group.  After this group discussion the counselors would check in and see how everyone was feeling and do a quick reminder to express no matter what because then they can help go through those feelings.  Counselor Corey stated that “they should air on the side of saying too much”(Groups in Action Video) this way they can further discuss the issue more in depth.  

What specific actions from the facilitators stood out for you? 

In this video both of the counselors were able to facilitate in a way that made the clients more comfortable within time to open up with one another.  The first action that stood out to me was the ice breaker where they had everyone break up into groups of two and discuss about their fear, hopes or any other topics they would want to discuss.  This action stood out to me because many times it can be easier for people to speak to one person first versus a whole group.  I could see that it helped some clients open up and connect with the one person that they talked to for that first 10 minutes.  Another action that stood out to me was when both counselors would ask their clients either question “Would you be willing to try that out?” Or “At some point would you like to work on that this weekend?” (Groups in Action Video).  I like how the counselors would ask these types of questions because it allowed the client to decide on wether or not if they wanted to work on that topic or wait to work on it.  That is a good way to see where your client is in their progress.  It is good for the counselor to give the control to the client too.  Lastly, was when dealing with their emotions or situation the counselor would ask the client if they felt any emotion from anyone in the group then to look at that particular member and talk to that person.  I like how the counselors would ask the member to look at that member because at some point it became a real way of expressing to that person their real emotion.  


Corey , G., Corey , M. S., & Haynes , R. (n.d.). Groups in Action: Evolution and Challenges 2E. USA. 

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