The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Groups have therapeutic potential.
- Groups and people are dynamic – they grow and change over time. Understanding group dynamics and developing group facilitation skills allows practitioners greater competency in their work.
- Group leadership and involvement helps develop communication, counselling, conflict resolution, feedback, and problem solving skills.
- Effective group leaders are intentional in assessing how, when, and why various facilitation skills are used and how outcome-focused activities can be used to promote group development.
- Group facilitation involves balancing task-centered work (content) with the needs of the group (process). Groups are successful to the extent that both content and process are attended to.
- Group discussion and exercises
- Student presentations
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.
Typical means of evaluation will include a combination of:
- Written assignments
- Class presentations
- Class participation
This is a graded course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the therapeutic potential of groups through their experience as members and leaders in counselling, task, and psychoeducational groups.
- Define the differences between various types of groups and illustrate the leadership styles and facilitation skills suitable for each.
- Describe the stages of group development and demonstrate appropriate leadership skills for each.
- Recognize potential obstacles to group functioning and identify flexible and sensitive approaches that may promote group functioning.
- Design, plan, and facilitate developmentally appropriate group activities to promote growth in identified need areas.
To be determined.
Example: Posthuma, B. W. (2002). Small Groups in Counselling and Therapy: Process and leadership (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:
- No corequisite courses
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU CRJS 3XX (3)||2019/09/01 to -|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC SSWK 241 (3)||2019/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU HSWC 1210 (2.5)||2004/09/01 to 2019/08/31|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU ARTS 2XXX (3)||2019/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU CYCA 2620 (3)||2019/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU SOCI 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW PSYC 201 (3)||2019/09/01 to 2020/12/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2019/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||DOUG YJWD 1200 (1.5) & DOUG YJWD 2300 (3) & DOUG YJWD 2470 (1.5) = UFV CRIM 260 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2020/12/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||No credit||2020/05/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|