Jan 29, 2023
EPSY 650 - Group Counseling Theory and Practice
Theories, principles of group dynamics and processes facilitating individual, small group, and organizational change. Interpersonal skills in group process. Clinical analysis of actual group experiences.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- To increase group counseling theory and practice knowledge, skills and abilities.
- To learn the stages of group development, techniques, and dynamics for group facilitation.
- To create and deliver a structured group intervention for a specialize population and receive support and feedback from class members.
- Practice effective group planning principles and techniques and group leadership skills in multiple group settings including class work groups, MFT/LPCC training groups at community agencies.
- To participate in group experiences which apply to course learning.
- Creating and facilitating a therapeutic group workshop.
- Integrating counseling theory techniques and skills to practice.
- Becoming proficient in group dynamics.
- Self-reflection of the group process.
- Addressing common problems and patterns of problematic interactions clients bring to group therapy.
- Applying an equity, diversity, and social justice model of systemic service delivery.
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