Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of the paper was to examine the basic stages of group process as it pertains to the mentally retarded adult. As a group develops, there are noticeable differences in individual behavior and the structure and functioning of a group. Theorists have found it useful to perceive the group as moving through a number of stages during its life (Northen, 1969; Yolam, 1985). The identification of stages provides diagnostic clues for the counselor. That makes it possible for the counselor to understand where a group is in its development and what the counselor can expect in the future (Northen, 1969) along with what, if any, interventions from the counselor would be appropriate.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert T. Lembke
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©1988 Cynthia Sue Bombella
Bombella, Cynthia Sue, "Group process with mildly mentally retarded adults" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 2130.