YEAR2019 Q1. In Group Dynamics, what are the purposes and goals of forming a group according to UNESCO?
A counselling group must have a purpose depending on the nature of the problem. Some of the purposes and goals of forming a group according to UNESCO (2000) include the following : Check YEAR 2022 Q1
a) To grow in self-acceptance and learn not to demand perfection.
b) To learn how to trust oneself and others.
c) To foster self-knowledge and the development of a unique self-identity.
d) To lessen fears of intimacy, and learn to reach out to those who would like to be closer to you.
e) To become aware of choice and to make choice wisely.
f) To become more sensitive to the needs and feelings of others.
g) To clarify values and decide whether, and how to modify them to find ways of understanding and resolving personal problems
Counseling process is defined as series of stages gone through by the counselor to help the client understand and/or solve a problem. The process of arriving at a solution may take some time (sessions) before the desired goal is achieved. (PDE 714 P123)