This course is designed to provide further education and experience in the following core areas related to group counseling: applied theory, applied ethics, group process & dynamics, group techniques, application of group work with ethnic populations, and current research. This course includes an experiential portion in which students further develop their group leadership skills.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The purpose of this course is to train counselor educators who demonstrate proficiency in advanced group knowledge and leadership.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Growth Group Participation Assignment
During the intensive students will participate in a growth group experience.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each discussion. Discussion threads must be at least 250–300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the main thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250–300 words.
Group Self Evaluation Paper Assignment
Students will write a paper consolidating their intensive experience of functioning as a co-leader, group member and process observer.
Annotated Bibliography Assignment
Each student will prepare an annotated bibliography of 10 journal articles on a topic of interest related to group work.
Counseling Theories Application Chart Assignment
Students will create a chart demonstrating their ability to ability a variety of counseling theories to the group setting.