Do you want to know how your group is doing?
The OQ®-GQ identifies how members perceive the relationship they have with the group-as-a-whole, other members and the leader on three salient qualities of the therapeutic relationship:
- Is there a positive affective bond present?
- Is the client accomplishing the work for which they came to the group?
- Is there empathic failure with the leader, conflict in the group, or potentially negative member exchanges that are not being handled well?
The OQ®-GQ highlights patterns of change in these three key quality dimensions of the therapeutic relationship in the group; e.g. are things getting better or worse?
The OQ®-GQ measures three domains:
- Positive Bonding – is defined as the sense of belonging or attraction that a member has to the group, its members and its leader(s) that creates a positive atmosphere which allows members to feel genuinely understood and appreciated.
- Positive Working – is defined as the ability of the group to agree upon and work toward treatment goals in an effective manner.
- Negative Relationship – is defined as lack of trust, genuineness, and understanding as well as friction and distance that might exist between the group, its members or its leaders.