Effective Group leadership

Course code HLSC6518
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course develops advanced and integrated knowledge and specialized skill in facilitation of group counselling sessions. Students will critically analyse and synthesise complex knowledge relating to a range of group interventions, and will research and apply knowledge of group dynamics to relationship education. Students will develop expertise in supporting change using the group environment.


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  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and select group work as an appropriate approach for clients

2. Develop group interventions.

3. Facilitate individuals and groups┬┐ safety.


  • Theoretical frameworks informing group counselling intervention
  • A variety of group work interventions, including evidence based and culturally sensitive approaches.
  • Stages of group development.
  • Types of group leadership.
  • Appropriate selection and use of group techniques to meet the expressed needs of group participants.
  • Managing conflict positively and constructively in groups.
  • Analysing and responding to group dynamics and associated behaviours.
  • Self-awareness and impact on group process and effective group counselling leadership.
  • Ethical standards, behaviour and legal frameworks for therapeutic relationships in groups.
  • Reflective practice and the influence of values and attitudes.
  • Evaluating techniques and effectiveness of group counselling facilitation and interventions.

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and relevant professional experience in the field.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written Assignments

Professional Task: Clinical Skills

Contact Hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 15 hour(s) per Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are required to undertake at least 120 hours of overall effort


Online 30 hour(s) per Term


Online 15 hour(s) per Term