cnsl561 | Graduate
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History of Group Work
- Examine the philosophy of groups, their history, types, theories, research, and contributions.
Balancing Process and Content
- Analyze management of the individual’s treatment plan in relation to his or her group participation.
- Experience group dynamics and process.
- Explore management of group plan, termination, and closure.
Group Work's Specialties
- Articulate a taxonomy of groups and explain the difference between self-help, support, and therapy groups.
- Explore professional standards for group leadership.
Professional Ethical and Legal Concerns
- Demonstrate an integrated understanding of professional, ethical, and legal concerns relevant to group work.
- Demonstrate knowledge of assessment skills in relationship to appropriate placement of members in particular types of counseling groups.
- Examine ethical issues related to interactions among group members within and outside of the group setting.
Group Membership and Leadership Styles
- Evaluate and apply various methods of effective group facilitation.
Experiential Group Work
- Differentiate between ongoing learning team activities and role playing associated with counseling oriented groups.
Communication Styles in Group Work
- Examine the verbal and nonverbal communication dynamics.
Group Dynamics, Development, and Roles
- Examine theoretical approaches, group structures, developmental models, appropriate selection criteria, and methods of evaluation of group effectiveness.
- Examine evaluation methods of group effectiveness.
Group Strategies and Techniques
- Practice and demonstrate group methods and techniques.
- Explore conflict management in relationship to group processes.
Diversity Issues in Group Work
- Demonstrate an integrated understanding of issues of diversity in group work.
- Explain the difference between tolerance and valuing diversity.
Theoretical Approaches in Group Work
- Integrate selected approaches into a personal theoretical framework.
- Examine how group leaders’ knowledge of group dynamics, theory, and interventions impact ability to lead groups.
- Synthesize personal leadership capacity with various group methods, strategies, and theoretical foundations.
- Discuss the significance of leaders developing and maintaining awareness of various personal boundaries.
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