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Springfield, Massachusetts


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PSYC 725

Advanced Group Counseling

This course addresses major concepts, theoretical perspectives, research, professional issues, and skill development related to effective group counseling. The theory, research, and practice of work group work, especially group counseling, is discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Students learn about the history of group work, principles of group dynamics and group process, and group techniques. Ethical practices and guidelines of multicultural competencies for group counselors are presented. Different types of groups (i.e. psychotherapy, counseling, support, task, guidance), and theme-based groups that are conducted in community settings are discussed. Group skills are practiced throughout the semester employing a small group model. This experience offer significant potential for emotional and intellectual growth, for you are given the opportunity to experience for yourself the power of a group

Units: 3.0