responding to classmate s discussion post

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Respond to classmate’s discussion post with 250 words and 2 scholarly references to each classmate. Answer if you agree or disagree and why and add some additional scholarly information to support why you agree or disagree or to enhance the discussion.

1) Dr. Pipoly

CATs Week 8


This is our final week together. I hope that everyone enjoyed the course. I know this class takes a lot of time and dedication due to the group dynamics. In the past students have shared that they were able to form lasting connections with their peers in this class because of the group process. I do hope you are able to not only take away the course material, but a closer connection to your classmates.

During my graduate program I wish that I had someone to ask field related questions. I had so many things that I wish I had known, not about the material but of the counseling field as a whole. I want to be that person for you. For our last CATs, please feel free to ask any questions to the field of counseling as a whole.

2) Kathy Rivero

Topic 8 DQ 1 (Obj. 8.1, 8.3, and 8.4)

Hello All,

“A support group is a group of people who come together to talk about a challenge, experience and/or role that they have in common without being judged, blamed, stigmatised or isolated. Support groups are effective because members receive firsthand advice and the approaches that they learn come from peers who are coping with very similar circumstances. This means that the guidance is not theoretical, but practical, personal and relevant” (Fanelli, & Moyo, 2008). It can be hugely inspiring if people can see other people who are ‘in the same boat’ doing well. Many people described being amazed that people with HIV can be so healthy.

“Many communities and churches offer support groups to victims of domestic violence. In these groups, participants understand the importance of anonymity. Therefore, you do not have to share your name, if you don’t want to. Support groups are a great place to find help with your current situation. Many offer assistance with filing police reports or locating a counselor who may be able to help you through this difficult time” (Burns, 2020).

“Each of us mourns the death of a loved one differently. While some people attempt to cope with their grief by themselves and do not want or need outside assistance, many others seek and find comfort in sharing the pain, anger, depression and other emotions they feel following a loss. This article provides a list of grief and bereavement support groups and organizations that offer nationwide grief support and recovery services, information and other resources to help the bereaved”( Raymond, n.d.).

One of the things these group have in common is the challenge of dieing. Support groups should help build confidence and strength. It can be hugely inspiring if people can see other people who are ‘in the same boat’ doing well. Many people described being amazed that people with HIV can be so healthy.

Fanelli Carolyn W. and Moyo R. Alice,, Guidelines for Establishing and Operating Successful Support Groups for People Living with HIV, Retrieve from:

Kelly L. Burns, MA, LPC, ATR-P, 2020 Domestic Violence Help And Support Groups, Retrieve from:

Raymond, Chris Dealing with Grief and loss, Retrieve from:

3) Kathy Rivero

Topic 8 DQ 2 (Obj. 8.2)

Good morning,

Where I work we work with people coming out of prison, drug dealers, child abuser, and pedophiles Actually we are the only one in Atlantic County, New Jersey that accepts clients with these issues. All the employees are train o how to deal with them and things we can do should someone get out of hand while in a group setting. I have been working with them for about six years and very seldom is there an outburst in the group setting. Most of them are on life parole and do not want to go back to prison.

Recidivism — a relapse or return to criminal behavior — is the biggest challenge that criminals and society face when prisoners are released. Groups that help former inmates after a run-in with the law can reduce these numbers and help the newly released find a meaningful place within society”(Brenner, 2017). They can relapse on drugs and alcohol should they not change, however most come to group because they have to. When release they are they usually get into a half-way house and an intensive outpatient (IOP). Sex offenders and violent criminals, who represent a significant threat to society, cannot be sent to these re-entry centers “(Brenner, 2017). So where do they go? If they do not have family they are sent to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission in New Jersey which is a place where all homeless people go or the are sent to a house where everyone that lives there has a mentally health issues. Such as schziperia, major depression, people who needs monitoring and are mentally challenge.

I believe that everyone should be given a chance at recovery. Some of these clients will never work again because of their conviction. I would to start groups for people that are out of prison and into society, “Groups that help former inmates after a run-in with the law can reduce these numbers and help the newly released find a meaningful place within society” (Brenner, 2017). In group setting or therapy we would start getting them to feel safe and in a non-judgment environment, explaining the HIPPA laws and confidentiality. We would start with asking the client what’s their plan and setting goals. Clients that have spent a lot of time in jail and have a rough time adapting to the outside world really need counseling or group therapy.

Brenner; Laurie, October 04, 2017, Groups That Help Inmates After Prison, Retrieve from:…


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