This unit will enable students to explore the application of Group Counselling and Psychotherapy in their professional practice. There will be an experiential focus on participation in, and facilitation of group sessions using ethical and theoretical underpinnings. Students will develop knowledge and skills relating to group development, facilitation, and leadership towards fostering therapeutic change in the group setting. There will also be a focus of critical reflection on the process of group practice.
Describe and analyse the principles of group dynamics.
Demonstrate knowledge of major group theories and approaches.
Apply and ethically integrate theory and practice to a specified group.
Demonstrate group facilitation and leadership skills for processing change.
This is an elective unit within the Advanced Diploma in Counselling and the Bachelor of Counselling.
This unit is delivered through lectures, readings, workshops and supervision.
Corey, G. (2016). Theory and practice of group counseling, (9th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Geldard, K., & Geldard, D. (2001). Working with children in groups. Palgrave.
Gladding, S. (2015). Groups: a counseling specialty. Pearson.
Haynes, R., Corey, G., & Corey, M. (2013). Groups in action: evolution and challenges. Cengage Learning.
Jacobs, E., Schimmel, C., Masson, R., & Harvill, R. (2015). Group counseling: strategies and skills. Cengage Learning.
Wheelan, S. (2005). Group processes: a developmental perspective. Cengage Learning.
Yalom, I., & Leszcz, M. (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy. Cengage Learning.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Oral Presentation - Oral Presentation||1000||25.0|
|Investigation - Written Assessment||1750||35.0|
|Personal Reflection - Practical Assessment||
Also includes peer reflection
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 18 Mar, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-03-18 15:30:31 +1100