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Credit points: 15
In this subject students are introduced to the core concepts of Gestalt Therapy Theory. This subject supports the development of skills in relating these concepts to understanding group processes and delivering effective group interventions. The core principles of phenomenology, awareness, field theory, contact, and the dialogic approach, as they are relevant to a Gestalt orientation to group therapy, will be explored. This subject will give students the opportunity to experience and observe a Gestalt approach to group work and to reflect on their own process and the processes of the group. It aims to develop student awareness of their interpersonal styles of relating, and relationships with the group, as a basis for acquiring sound group leadership skills. Students are expected to be leading groups in their workplace and will be required to reflect upon their style of leadership, monitor the group process and bring this material to the peer supervision group.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorLinsey Howie
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Special conditions Subject offered contingent upon sufficient enrolments. Satisfactory completion of a degree in health sciences, social work, psychology or other related field, and/or workplace experience of small groups, for instance as team leader, unit manager, and/or staff supervisor.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The theory and practice of group psychotherapy||Prescribed||Yalom, I. D.||5TH EDN, NEW YORK: BASIC BOOKS, 2005.|
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