Credit points: 15
This subject provides students with theory, concepts, experiences that will increase their competency of group counselling. Students will also have 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, assessment, 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
Subject Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCP - Master of Counselling Psychology.
Special conditions This subject is available to Master of Counselling Psychology students only and will run subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Theory and Practice of Group Counselling.||Prescribed||Corey, G. (2007).||BELMONT CA: THOMPSON BROOKS/COLE.|
|Readings||Theory and practice of group psychotherapy (4th ed).||Prescribed||Yalom, IR (1995)||NEW YORK: BASIC BOOKS.|
|Readings||Theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed).||Prescribed||Yalom. I.D., & Leszcz. (2005).||NEW YORK: BASIC BOOKS.|
|Readings||Understanding group psychotherapy||Prescribed||Yalom, IR 1994||AV TAPE. (616.89152 YAL: UTAPES A AND B). 1994.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Recognise key aspects of group process
- Experiential group
02. Demonstrate ethical practice in groups
- Experiential group
03. Accurately report on group process
04. Distinguiseh between different phases of groups
05. Demonstrate teamwork in and leadership of groups
- Leading a group
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Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeoff Denham
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are required to participate in class, produce weekly reflections, take part in in-class experiential training group as participants and co-leader, and provide an in-depth proposal and presentation for a group based on subject material."
Two 2.0 days workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weekend dates TBA"
|Co-lead a group session and submit one-1500 reflective essay||40||02, 03, 05|
|Submit a 2000-word essay on experiential group experience linked to literature||60||01, 03, 04|