PSY 5550 Group Work and Therapy

Group Work and Therapy: This course includes advanced studies of theoretical approaches to and key concepts of group counseling and their practical applications. It focuses on the elements of group dynamics and process; group counseling methods; strategies and skills; historical and cultural contexts in which models were developed; leadership styles and practicalities of creating and leading groups. Learners will research ethical and professional issues in group therapy practice, and analyze various uses of group counseling or supervisory techniques. The role of an effective group leader and group leadership styles, group dynamics, and social and cultural factors in groups will also be considered.