Credit points: 15
This subject's primary focus will be on the personal development aspect of group process, rather than on training students to facilitate a group. Topics covered may include: questions about safety, the role of discomfort in therapeutic change, disclosure, confidentiality, witnessing, the importance of the present moment in therapy, 'self as therapist', the interplay between cognition, emotion and intuition, and interpersonal and psychodynamic impacts what is said (and not said) in a group setting. Class activities and assignments help extend learning covering such issues as distinguishing different kinds of groups, the therapeutic value of groups, and the dynamics of group processes.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorRaelynn Wicklein
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCOUN - Master of Counselling.
Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Counselling.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The theory and practice of group psychotherapy||Recommended||Yalom, I 2005||5TH EDN, BASIC BOOKS, NY.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. To directly experience the encounter group process model for the purposes of deepening capacity for self-reflection and increasing self-knowledge
- group work
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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaelynn Wicklein
One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1,000-word group process essay||40||01|
|one 1,000-word reflective essay||20||01|
|one 1,000-word research essay||40||01|