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Will the Real Expert Please Stand Up?

Dear Consultant: So, am I the expert or not? I’ve become increasingly confused about my leadership position in one of my therapy groups. Although I endorse the idea that the agent of change in group therapy is the group and the group process, I’m in a situation in which the group members all turn to me for the “answer.” To my embarrassment, I often feel compelled to give it to them, even, at times, when I’m not completely confident in what I am saying. What troubles me is that I have not been able to reconstruct exactly how I got here. More to the point, I can describe the process but don’t really understand this. Can you be my expert?