sap course 1429716986

Course Code & Number:

GPC 332

Course Title:

Group Counseling

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(2+2+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 5 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Basic concepts and principles of group counseling. Process of group counseling. Skills and techniques of group counseling. Stages of group counseling. Working with different problems and age groups.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Grading: 

Final Exam - 40% 
Midterm Exam - 20% 
Project - 30% 
Self/peer/teacher assessment - 10%

Year of Study: 
Junior
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Corey, G. (2010). Theory and practice of group counseling (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson, Brooks/Cole. 2. Corey, M. S., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2010). Groups: Process and practice (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cenage Learning.
Extended Description: 

Introduction to Group Work. Group Leadership. Ethical and Professional Issues in Group Practice. Early Stages in the Development of a Group. Later Stages in the Development of a Group. Theoretical Approaches to Group Counseling. The Psychoanalytic Approach to Groups. Adlerian Group Counseling. Psychodrama. The Existential Approach to Groups. The Person-Centered Approach to Groups. Gestalt Therapy in Groups. Transactional Analysis in Groups. Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Groups. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in Groups. Reality Therapy in Groups. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Groups. Integration and Application. The Evolution of a Group: An Integrative Perspective.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Review the history and trends of group counseling.
2. Differentiate the major principles of group dynamics (including distinguishing the developmental stages of groups and the behavioral manifestations of these stages and the implications for group process).
3. Explain various group leadership styles and identify the characteristics of effective group counselors.
4. Analyze various theories of group counseling (including commonalities, distinguishing characteristics, and pertinent research and literature).
5. Examine and apply group counseling methods (including group counselor orientations and behaviors, appropriate selection criteria and methods, and methods of evaluation of effectiveness).
6. Review approaches used for other types of group work (including task groups, psychoeducational groups, and therapy groups).
7. Interpret multicultural considerations relevant to group counseling.
8. Interpret ethical and legal issues relevant to group counseling.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Collaborating
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Simulation & Games
Brainstorming
Drama/Roleplaying
Web Searching

Student Workload:

Debate
10
hrs
Observation
5
hrs
Quizzes /Homeworks
4
hrs
Research Review
15
hrs
Report on a Topic
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
20
hrs
Oral Presentation
18
hrs

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