• Group Agreement

    Group Agreement

    Confidentiality: You have the right to confidentiality and privacy by the group leaders and other group members. Confidentiality within the group setting is a shared responsibility of all members and leaders. While group leaders may not disclose any client communications or information except as provided by law, group members’ communications are not protected. As such, confidentiality within the group setting is often used on mutual trust and respect.

    Family Journeys, LLC adheres to professional, legal and ethical guidelines of confidentiality established by professional organizations and state law. Legal and ethical exceptions to confidentiality include: a clear and present danger to harm yourself or another, knowledge of the abuse or neglect of a minor child or incapacitated adult, or responses to a court subpoena or as otherwise required by law.

    As a member of this group, I agree to not disclose to anyone outside the group any information that may help to identify another group member. This includes, but is not limited to, names, physical descriptions, biological information, and specifics to the content of interactions with other group members.

    Additional Group Agreements

    I agree to come each week, stay the entire session and to be punctual. Group will start and end on time.

    I agree that if I am going to miss a session, I will let the group leader know in a timely fashion.

    I understand that it is my responsibility to discuss my therapeutic goals and reason for attending. Also, I understand that no one is going to force me to talk or reveal difficult information before I am ready to do so.

    I agree that all cell phones will be turned off during group time.

    I understand that during post-processing all members are encouraged to stay and listen.

    I agree to be silent during this time and if I have any reactions or comments, I will bring them back to the next group session.

    I agree to participate in the group sober and not under influence of any controlled substance.

    I agree to stay in group until I have met my therapeutic goals. I agree that when I decide I have gained as much as possible from group, I will notify the group in advance of my intentions and come to the group to say goodbye.

    By my signature (typing name) below, I indicate that I have read carefully and understand the Group Agreements and that I agree to its terms and conditions. I have asked and had answered any questions I have concerning these Group Agreements and am aware that signing the Agreement is required for my admission to the group. I am also aware that my refusal to sign this Agreement will exclude me from participating in the group.