Lack of confidence in facilitation skills is one of the chief barriers that has been identified by health care providers who want to start group medical visits. To help you jump over that barrier, you can access some great FMDRL presentations and handouts on facilitation skills by clicking here .
We also believe that immediate feedback is essential to inform and increase your facilitation skills and to strengthen the group process. You can elicit feedback by simply taking the last few minutes of the group session to brainstorm what went well and what can be improved upon (ie, pluses and deltas, if you want to use the latest facilitation lingo!). We have also found a group process scale by Barry Duncan and Scott Miller to be particularly useful to use at the end of a group medical visit session. The scale can be used to either guide the group feedback or to have participants complete it on their own and hand in at the end of a session to obtain more confidential feedback. Copies of these scales can be obtained by registering on their websites at heartandsoulofchange.com or http://www.scottdmiller.com/?q=node/6.