Mosey's Developmental Groups

  1. A group composed of patients who have the ability to trust others enough to tolerate being with more than one person at a time.
    The patient works on his own chosen task while sharing space with other patients.
    Parallel Group
  2. A group experience in which the patients are expected to come together to interact with each other in casual conversation and in order to complete a short term task (about ½ hour work period).
    Provides patients with the opportunity for trial and error learning for group interaction around a task, and balance of cooperative and competitive experiences.
    Project Group
  3. A group in which patients come together to work on a task that is completed in one or two work sessions (1 hour sessions).
    Patients learn to identify group norms and goals, use their own knowledge and skills to respond in the group, experiment with different group roles, identify themselves as a group member with rights, respect rights of other members, and gain satisfaction.
    Egocentric-Cooperative Group
  4. A cohesive group in which patients come together to express and share their needs, thoughts, and feelings, and in which they listen to each other.
    The task of this group is used to promote sharing and listening, and does not seek to produce an end product.
    Behavior change is not the focus.
    Cooperative Group
  5. A group experience in which patients independently select, plan, and complete a group task which is time limited and produces a specific end product.
    During the task, the function of the group and group needs have priority over the needs of the individual.
    The task experience is processed in other to help the patients learn the social-emotional and task roles of the group.
    Mature Group
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Mosey's Developmental Groups
Basic descriptions of developmental groups