CURATIVE FACTORS IN GROUPS

Most people agree that participation in a group can help a person grow and learn about themselves. The elements in a group that facilitate growth have been called curative factors. Below is a list of some possible curative factors in groups. Your task is to rank these factors in the order of their importance. Put a "1" beside the factor that you think is the most important in helping a person grow as a result of their group experience. Put a "2" beside the second most important and so on, until you have put "8" beside the factor that you think is least important.

________ Getting feedback from others

________ Receiving advice in ideas from others

________ Finding out others have problems like yours

________ Feeling that you belong to the group

________ Getting support from others

________ Being able to express strong feelings in the group

________ Giving feedback to others

________ Giving support to others