PCN 520 Grand Canyon University Children of Addicts Paper



Throughout this course, you will be designing a Counseling Group from  start to finish. The assignment will be broken into four parts, which  are due at different intervals in the course. For the three-part  assignment, you will be writing about the following group types

Children of addicts

Write a 300-600-word summary of your selected group.

Be sure to include the following in your summary:

  1. Group type
  2. Why you chose this type of group
  3. Population serving
  4. Number of sessions
  5. Number of participants
  6. Goals of the counseling group
  7. A minimum of two scholarly references, not including the course textbook

APA style 


In many instances, it may be necessary to advertise your group as a  method to draw in new members. For this assignment, you need to develop a  brochure (one page front and back with graphics and descriptions) that  will “sell” your group as indicated in Group Design Part One to the  public.

The brochure should be written to apply to a wide variety  of people as it should be available in various locations around your  community (e.g., schools, doctor’s offices, human services offices,  restaurants, agencies serving the population of the group). Complete  this assignment in Microsoft Word.

To design your brochure, use  the templates in Microsoft Office Publisher or any alternative word  processing program. If you do not have these programs, you can use the  online template resources on the Word Automation website. Omit/delete  items on templates that do not pertain to assignment criterion. Keep in  mind that only .doc, .docx, .eps, .htm, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, or .wpd files  are accepted, with file size not to exceed 10 MB.


As your group grows and considers how to generate new members, you  also need to consider how new members will be selected. When determining  which new members to add, it is suggest you follow a screening process  to ensure they are a good fit for the group.

Develop a set of  screening questions and criteria that you, as the group leader, will use  to choose the members of the group. Begin with demographics questions  (name, age, address, presenting issue, etc.) There should be a minimum  of 10 screening questions, not including the demographics questions.

Write  a 500-750-word paper that describes the criteria that you as the leader  will use to choose the members for the group. Include the screening  questions in your paper. Use a minimum of three scholarly references in  addition to the course textbook to support the findings.


Imagine your group has had the opportunity to meet for at least two  sessions. Over the two group sessions, three challenging issues arise.  Choose three scenarios from the following list that are realistic to  your group type.

  1. Sexual abuse
  2. Use of illegal drugs
  3. Drinking and driving

Write a 1,000-1,500-word summary that includes the following:

  1. A description of the selected issues
  2. Details  about how the issues were manifested in the group sessions. For  example, someone states he/she is uncomfortable discussing the topic  and/or being a part of the group.
  3. Details about how you would handle the situations