Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

COU GR501 - Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Credits: 3

This course provides a basic understanding of groups and group process. Critical facets of group functioning are studied through key concepts that are applicable to all groups, including boundaries, task/maintenance, content and process, levels of group functioning, phases of group development, cohesiveness, conflict management, and working alliances. The course provides an introduction to theory, research and practice in the area, and focuses on key decisions associated with planning and leading a group, including ethical, diversity and inclusion issues. Open only to students in the master’s program in Counseling Psychology.