HSER 348

Group Counseling

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course teaches the dynamics of group counseling. 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.

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.

Learning outcomes


  • 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.
  • To know principles and process of group dynamics (i.e. stages of group, types of groups)