Group Work and Technology

Group Work and Technology

Group Work and Technology Program Transcript

EVA REED: In terms of the future of group work, I would say that technology is probably going to play a pretty crucial role. We’re already seeing a lot of changes. People are getting distance counseling credentials. And certainly, that can apply to group counseling as well. And we have a lot more opportunities to connect virtually.

And the really cool thing about that is that there are a lot of people who might not otherwise have access to services that they can now get virtually if they’re able to do so. I think that because group is such an interactive process. It really stems from the core that we are social beings and that a lot of the problems that people exhibit and bring into counseling to address have to do with interactive challenges.

And so the future of group work is probably going to have a lot to do with technology and allowing people to interface in that way and get the services and the counseling that they need at a distance. There could be drawbacks to that just in terms of being able to pick up on subtle cues, the way people carry themselves. But I think that as technology grows and advances, we’re probably going to see more people using that as a method to reach clients.

Group Work and Technology Additional Content Attribution

FOOTAGE: ABDU3A-17 (Co-workers talking remotely through a laptop) Credit Line: Laureate, Inc.

ABDU3A-14 (Co-workers talking remotely through a laptop) Credit Line: Laureate, Inc.

ACFG3A-006_Fixed (Group Therapy) Credit Line: Laureate, Inc.

ACFG3A-020_Fixed (Group Therapy) Credit Line: Laureate, Inc.

MUSIC: SC_Light&Bright06_T32 and/or SC_Business01_T41 Credit Line: Studio Cutz

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