chapter  11
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Working more intensively with groups: focus and context

In the last few chapters I have sketched out the essential processes and skills which I believe that you need to master in order to lead your group effectively. A knowledge of stages and patterns in group development has been outlined in Chapters 4 – 7 and process skills articulated in Chapter 9, which will enable you to be in tune with your group and intervene effectively, but I now want to draw attention to what underlies this. I want to turn now and consider the role and importance of the two practice skills which, as you become ever more familiar with them, will enable you to work more intensively and at deeper levels with your group and to include more of the members’ preoccupations and concerns.