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HSER 348 Group Counseling

This course teaches the dynamics of group counseling to be used with clients dealing with a variety of issues including family challenges and substance use disorders. Course includes examination and practice of Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques central to helping others across a range of issues including substance use disorders. Students learn the skills of group counseling in a classroom and Training group experience. Topics include stages of group, group rules and goals, group leader skills, and types of groups. Students learn writing and charting skills necessary to document client progress. Emphasis is on interaction among group members, the counselors¿ role in group facilitating, and techniques to help group members learn to view their own behavior for self-awareness and self-disclosure.

Prerequisites

Special information

Note: Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory. Any student not attending the first day of class will automatically be dropped from the course.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Learning outcomes

General

  • To know principles and process of group dynamics (i.e. stages of group, types of groups)
  • To gain personal insights and awareness to help you become a more effective group counselor.
  • To observe, practice and reflect the skills and techniques of effective group leaders (i.e. dealing with problem behaviors)
  • To practice writing and charting skills necessary to be a counselor.

Spring 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Group Counseling Farley, Evette Books Course details

Summer 2022

Section Title Instructor
50 Group Counseling Burgos, Elizabeth Books Course details

Fall 2022

Section Title Instructor
01 Group Counseling Burgos, Elizabeth Books Course details
02 Group Counseling Farley, Evette Books Course details