oct5agw advanced groupwork



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinsey Howie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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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.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe theory and practice of group psychotherapyPrescribedYalom, I. D.5TH EDN, NEW YORK: BASIC BOOKS, 2005.

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