Effective Group leadership
|Course code HLSC6518||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences|
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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At the end of this course, students will demonstrate:|
- Specialist skill in identifying and selecting appropriate group participants.
- Advanced knowledge and skill in developing and implementing group interventions.
- Advanced skill in developing positive change at the individual and group level.
- Advanced skill in developing a therapeutic alliance for change.
- Capacity to research and apply knowledge relating to group phases and dynamics.
- Specialised skill in identifying and managing transference and counter-transference in group relationships.
- Specialised skill in group facilitation and maintaining a safe group environment.
- Capacity to critically analyse and apply knowledge relating to individual change and wider social ecosystems.
- Specialist knowledge and skill in developing individual and group schema for interpersonal learning and change.
- Capacity to critically analyse and evaluate a wide variety of group interventions and their limitations.
- Capacity to critically analyse and apply ethical standards in group counselling.
- Knowledge and skill in the use of supervision and professional development to maintain a high standard of facilitation skills required to autonomously undertake group counselling and relationship education.
- Capacity to critically reflect on, and apply, practically what has been learnt theoretically within the course.
|Content||- Theoretical frameworks informing group counselling interventions.|
- Variety of systemic therapeutic group work interventions and their application, including evidence based and culturally sensitive approaches.
- Strengths, imitations and contraindications of specific group counselling models.
- Understanding and applying models of stages of group development.
- Types of group leadership.
- Facilitating group counselling, including:
- identifying and selecting appropriate group participants.
- goal setting, managing confidentiality.
- analysing and managing transference and counter-transference in group relationships.
- identifying and applying a range of interventions at the individual, sub-group and whole group levels.
- Monitoring patterns of involvement.
- Managing key transitions and stages of development.
- Facilitating group to develop insight and use of meaning attribution.
- Facilitating group to develop connections between group members and their own thoughts, feelings and actions.
- Assisting group members to develop self awareness and understanding of defences.
- Maintaining a safe environment.
- Appropriate selection and use of group techniques to meet the expressed needs of group participants.
- Complex interpersonal interactions, power in relationships, groups, abuse and conflict.
- Managing conflict positively and constructively in group counselling.
- Analysing and responding to group dynamics and associated behaviours.
- Working effectively with voluntary and involuntary clients.
- 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.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Teaching Methods||Case Study|
Email Discussion Group
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Seminar: for 30 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Case Study: for 15 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Student Projects: for 15 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for HLSC6518|