PSY 320 - Group Counseling

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: PSY 112)

This course addresses the use of groups in the practice of counseling. Its purpose is to help students become more effective group leaders, whether leading a therapy or a training group, and to be able to influence the process of groups in which they are members. To this end, students will participate on several levels of involvement: (1) Principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of group leadership will be investigated; (2) Group dynamics will be discussed and observed in external groups and in the class interaction; (3) Students will lead a group session with a co-leader; and (4) Students will be group members. Students will not be asked to self-disclose. SS (Sp)