GROUP COUNSELLING

PSY6DGC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with theory, concepts, experiences that will increase their competency of group counselling. Students will also have an opportunity to attend to personal, interpersonal, group dynamic issues and to monitor changes in thought, feeling, behaviour. Topics will also cover theory and procedures, research, ethical and professional issues, asessment, intervention. Students will engage in lectures, readings, weekly reflections, an in-class experiential training group as participants and co-leaders, and provide an in-depth proposal and presentation for a group. The processes involved should provide students with a foundation for group leadership and intra/interpersonal counselling skills. Personal material is always involved.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available to Doctor of Counselling Psychology students only and will run subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTheory and practice of group counsellingPrescribedCorey, G 2007THOMPSON BROOKS/COLE, BELMONT CA
ReadingsTheory and practice of group psychotherapy (4th ed)PrescribedYalom, I R 1995BASIC BOOKS, NEW YORK
ReadingsTheory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed)PrescribedYalom, I D & Leszcz 20055TH EDN, BASIC BOOKS, NEW YORK
ReadingsUnderstanding group psychotherapyPrescribedYalom, I R 1994AV TAPE (616.89152 YAL: UTAPES A AND B)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham

Class requirements

WorkShop
Two 1.0 days workshop per study period on sunday and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3-hour lecture/seminar/practicum per week for ten weeks plus two weekend workshops, dates to be advised. Students are required to participate in class, produce weekly relections, take part in in-class experiential training group as participant and co-leader, and provide an in-depth proposal and presentation for a group based on subject material."

WorkShop
Two 1.0 days workshop per study period on saturday and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3-hour lecture/seminar/practicum per week for ten weeks plus two weekend workshops, dates to be advised. Students are required to participate in class, produce weekly relections, take part in in-class experiential training group as participant and co-leader, and provide an in-depth proposal and presentation for a group based on subject material."

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 3-hour lecture/seminar/practicum per week for ten weeks plus two weekend workshops, dates to be advised. Students are required to participate in class, produce weekly relections, take part in in-class experiential training group as participant and co-leader, and provide an in-depth proposal and presentation for a group based on subject material."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Co-lead one group session0
Weekly reflective diaryHurdle requirement0
one 15-minute presentation50
one 2,000-word proposal for groupProposal for group to be based on lectures, readings and in-class experiences.50