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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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinsey Howie

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

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Capstone subjectNo

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Special conditionsSubject 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, subject manager, and/or staff supervisor.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

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Learning resources

The theory and practice of group psychotherapy

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorYalom, I. D.


Edition/Volume5TH EDN



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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

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