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COU8006 Group Counselling Process and Practice

Short Description: Group Counsel Process Prac
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
ASCED code : 090513 - Counselling
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH


Successful psychoeducational, counselling and supervision groups are led by facilitators who have developed competencies in planning, listening, observing, and responding to group dynamics and process, and leading interventions. This course equips students with an understanding of the theoretical bases for group work and provides opportunity for students to learn about the process of a therapy group from beginning to end. In the first group of topics, the focus is on understanding the theory of group work, understanding the role of the group leader/s, and exploring ethical and legal issues in group counselling. The focus then shifts to understanding the group process. Finally, the course focuses on the application of group work in various settings.

This course contains a mandatory four-day residential school and 10 hours of mandatory online synchronous tutorials.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 External
Date printed 7 December 2021