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. (4/14)
Course Section Description
ONLINE: Course page available approximately 2 weeks prior to start date. First assignment due Friday 8/18 by midnight CDT.