The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with theories, pertinent research, skills and techniques that are considered to be prerequisites for effective group counseling. Students will participate in a group counseling experience and class discussions will focus on how best to facilitate a group. Subject areas covered include group communication patterns - both verbal and nonverbal, leadership of the group, trust development, cohesion, risk-taking, group membership skills, facilitation skills, and conflict resolution skills. Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to plan, conduct, and terminate a group activity as an outcome of the course. Students will be introduced to the professional standards of group counseling dynamics as well as ethical and legal considerations.
532 Group Psychotherapy & Counseling