GROUP COUNSELLING FEATURE

 

Family Group Counselling

Agencies must allow for their clients to address their issues in a community. The agency may not be able to support all needs of the clients whereas community groups may provide the essential services for the client to socialize, and resolve any behaviour.


Matrix Family Group Counseling Features

The Matrix application assists greatly in helping worker assign clients to community groups. These groups include counseling, anger management and other programs that are not held by the agency itself. Features of the Matrix include:

  • Group Management and Waitlist
  • Adding Participants to Groups
  • Printable Listing of Groups
  • Group Management and Waitlist


Group Management and Waitlist

The Matrix allows for the agency to capture all information about groups that could be required by clients. These groups can be active or inactive. The group administrator can even add new groups, assign periods of activity, and create specific sessions. Waitlists for groups are also part of the Matrix. In this fashion, people can be assigned to groups and wait for a proper facilitator or period to be assigned. All groups, assignments and work done during a group can generate reports so that the entire agency can see how that group is progressing as well as the individual member’s attendance.


Adding Participants to Groups

The Matrix was built with the understanding that not all people attending these groups needs to be a client of a worker’s file. The entire concept of groups within the Matrix is that the person that is requesting the group doesn’t need to be a client in particular. A user can assign an external person to a group and monitor it.

Home Screenshot
This is a screenshot of the Matrix Group Administration Screen.

Printable Listing of Groups

The Matrix facilitates communication between external groups and the agency itself. One of the ways that this can be done is through the printing of lists of groups and even of the group participants. This allows a worker in real time to view the status of a group that they wish to use and see if their participants that they assigned have attended or are waiting on the waitlist.