Duration: 14 weeks
Creating and conducting group counseling is shown to be a cost-effective and efficient way to deliver services, and can be a valuable resource for counselors in all settings. Groups can address a multitude of issues across diverse populations. In this course, you will be introduced to the art and practice of delivering services through a group format.
- Discover key characteristics and theories of groups
- Observe live group sessions
- Apply counseling to a group setting, addressing specific issues
Throughout each week of the course, you will focus on a core topic or theme. Sample topics for COUN 8312 are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.
- Introduction to Group Work
- The Group Counselor
- Ethical and Legal Issues
- Theories and Techniques
- Forming a Group
- Initial Stage
- Transition Stage
- Working Stage
- School Counseling Groups
- Groups in Agency Settings
- Therapeutic Factors
- Problem Behaviors and Group Problem Members
Upon completion of COUN 8312 students will be able to:
- Articulate the purposes and characteristics of the four basic group types.
- Identify and describe the four stages of group.
- Successfully create 20 hours of group session addressing specific issues.
- Apply the concepts of informed consent and confidentiality when creating a group.
- Articulate the relevant ethical guidelines appropriate for group work.
- Articulate the basic skills necessary to effectively facilitate a group.
- Apply counseling theory to a group setting.
To learn more about this course or others in the online Master of Education in School Counseling from Our Lady of the Lake University, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.