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Select two of the techniques described in Chapter 9 and one technique demonstrated in the video, People Skills: Productive Counseling, that reflect an experience or experiences you have witnessed and the effects of using those techniques.  Why do you believe it helped or harmed?  How could a different technique been more useful or less helpful? Reply in 250-300 words.


In 250-300 words, describe a group situation, natural or formed, that you have witnessed a variety of roles.  What was the interaction you witnessed?  How was the helping professional of benefit or a distraction to the group process?  In what settings do you see the use of a group beneficial to the helping process?  Why? Support your response with one scholarly source cited according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center

Required Text

Levine, J. (2013).  Working with People: The Helping Process (9th ed.).  Retrieved from https://redshelf.com/


  1. National Association of Social Workers. (2013). Advocacy (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/Advocacy
  2. Pestorius, M. (2006). What makes groups work? A reflective review in a range of contexts. Australian Social Work, 59(2), 141-156. Retrieved from the Academic Search Premier database.
  3. Singh, A.A., & Salazar, C.F. (2010). Six considerations for social justice group work. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 35(3), 308-319. Retrieved from the CINAHL database.


  1. Ash Quarry Productions (Producer). (1998). People skills: Productive counseling [Video file]. Retrieved from the Films On Demand database