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Group Dynamics

This course provides students with an overview of the concepts and principles relevant to therapeutic group work. There are three main areas of focus that will be covered; types of group work, the theoretical stages of group process and ethical techniques for enhancing therapeutic outcomes. The course examines group stage-related themes such as preparing members, forming group norms, establishing member goals, addressing confidentiality and trust related issues, and working with strong emotions such as conflict. The experiential component of the course provides students with the opportunity to experience group process both as a group member and facilitator. Feedback on students' involvement in group process will be provided by the professor through related assignments and through both self and peer evaluations.