CMHC 525: Group Counseling

Credits 3.0

This is a didactic and experiential course that includes a focus on group dynamics and theories/techniques of group counseling. Students will learn therapeutic factors and how they contribute to group effectiveness. Students will participate as group members in a small group activity, approved by the program, for a minimum of 10 clock hours over the course of one academic term. The experiential component facilitates understanding of one's own personality, biases and impact upon others in professional interactions. Legal and ethical issues relevant to group counseling are also examined.