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DZ2/3484

Group Counselling

This unit will enable students to explore the application of Group Counselling in a Professional Christian Counselling context. Students will consider the ethical challenges of group therapy particularly with regard to the inclusion of spirituality topics during the therapy. 


Lecturer:
Offered: Refer to Timetable

Undergraduate: Level 2 and 3

Discipline: DZ Professional Counselling

Prerequisites:

 


Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

Level 2:

  1. Describe and analyse the principles of group dynamics;
  2. Describe and analyse group leadership styles and approaches;
  3. Describe and ethically integrate theories of group counselling;
  4. Consider the benefits of incorporating spirituality into counselling of a homogeneous group;
  5. Consider the benefits of incorporating spirituality into counselling of heterogeneous and homogeneous groups.

Level 3:

  1. Describe and apply the principles of group dynamics;
  2. Describe and apply group leadership styles and approaches;
  3. Describe and ethically integrate theories of group counselling;
  4. Consider the benefits of incorporating spirituality into counselling of a homogeneous group;
  5. Consider the benefits of incorporating spirituality into counselling of heterogeneous and homogeneous groups.

Assessment:

Essay (Level 2: 1250 words, Level 3: 1500 words) 50%
Essay (1000 words) 50%


Select Bibliography:

*Recommended reading

Corey, G. (2008). Theory and practice of group counseling. Cengage Learning. 

Gladding, S. T. (2015). Groups: a counseling specialty. Pearson. 

Haynes, R. Robert L., Corey, G., & Corey, M. S. (2013). Groups in action: evolution and challenges. Cengage Learning. 

Jacobs, E. E., Schimmel, C. J., Masson, R. L., & Harvill, R. L. (2015). Group counseling: strategies and skills. Cengage Learning. 

Wheelan, S. A. (2005). Group processes: a developmental perspective. Cengage Learning  

Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy. Cengage Learning.