Group Process Paper 3
CP 6130 Group Counseling, Spring 2012
Dr. Elizabeth Y Skjoldal
Trinity International University, Florida
April 30, 2012
This is the last day of my group counseling experience for this class. I must admit that contrary
to my initial thought, it has been a wonderful learning experience. I attribute the majority of this
experience to Dr. Skjoldal whom I've observed to be very knowledgeable, intuitive and
proficient in leading and grooming others. In this short time, I have come to admire and respect
her not only as a gifted and intellectual teacher but one with great wisdom and a unique style of
bringing others to a point of healing. It is my prayer that one day I will advance to that kind of
knowledge and skill to achieve that same level of competency in the field of counseling; but
for now, I know that I have much to learn.
The group has reached the point of termination, and today, more than others, I felt the energy in
the room switch from fun and energetic to a nervous tension as the chairs were circled up. I am
certain that this tension is mostly due to my awareness of the reality of this group ending and
equally do to my participation as co-leader.
Today as I began the session, I am compelled by thoughts of appreciation for my brake through
moments during previous group sessions. The group has been educational and empowering, and
the support from the group members has been profound and life changing for me. I am reminded
of all the challenges within the group and how the group started with strong feelings of
trepidation. Most of the group members had never been in any type of group counseling prior to
our initial meeting.