PSY 315 WU Week 2 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Self Help Group Essay

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Psy 315

Wilmington University



In week 2 you were asked to locate and attend a self-help group. This week you will create a Blog:

Post the following:

  • 1paragraph about what group you chose and what you were expecting before you attended.
  • 3 paragraph about your experience at the group. Describe the group members (do not use their real names), the nature of communication, and gender differences in communication. Also, state whether the group was a psychological or sociological group and how you know.
  • 3 paragraphs about looking back at what you learned from the experience and how that ties into the concepts of Group Dynamics. Be sure to use in-text citations in this section.

*these don't have to be long paragraphs the teacher is very easy going

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self Help Group
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Self Help Group
A self-help group chosen was of post-traumatic stress disorder. The group's choice was
inspired by the rising cases of deaths related to stress and depression. A problem shared is a
problem half solved, and this was the subject of proof in the group visit. With a continuous sense
of danger and painful memories, PTSD can leave you feeling stuck (McCraty 267. Yet you will
feel comfortable again with new coping abilities and move on from the trauma. It's natural to
have a fearful, sad, anxious, and disconnected after a traumatic experience. However, you may
have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if the upset does not lessen. After any event you are
afraid for your life, PTSD can grow. Most people equate PTSD with rape or battle squared troops
— and the most common cause in men is the military war. But any event that can make you feel
hopeless and helpless and emotionally broken can cause PTSD — particularly if the event feels
unpredictable and uncontrollable. Therefore, the group members were expected to be sad and
reluctant to share their experiences when a stranger is amidst them. It was also an expectation
that they would have a common activity, a structure, and management to help run them.
It came out the group members did self-screening before embarking on their journey as a
group. The majority of the members had suffered some trauma due to stress making them have
something in common. Consideration was also on the proximity of the areas they come from. A
large percentage of the members came from the same geographical area. The formation of the

group wa...

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