Effective Group leadership
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. Students will develop expertise in supporting change using the group environment.
- Semester 2 - 2015
1. Identify and select group work as an appropriate approach for clients
2. Develop group interventions.
3. Facilitate individual and group 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
Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and relevant professional experience in the field.
Practical Demonstration: Activity facilitation
Written Assignment: Quick reference guide for critical moments
Practical Demonstration: Facilitation of group
Report: Reflective analysis on group processes
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend the first and second 2-day workshops to pass this course.
Self-Directed 88 hour(s) per Term
Students are required to undertake at least 120 hours of overall effort
Face to Face On Campus 32 hour(s) per Term