Effective Group leadership

10 Units

This course develops advanced and integrated knowledge and specialized skill in facilitation of group counselling sessions. Students will critically analyse and synthesise complex knowledge relating to a range of group interventions, and will research and apply knowledge of group dynamics to relationship education. Students will develop expertise in supporting change using the group environment.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and select group work as an appropriate approach for clients
  2. Develop group interventions.
  3. Facilitate individuals and groups’ safety.
  • Theoretical frameworks informing group counselling intervention
  • A variety of group work interventions, including evidence based and culturally sensitive approaches.

  • Stages of group development.

  • Types of group leadership.

  • Appropriate selection and use of group techniques to meet the expressed needs of group participants.

  • Managing conflict positively and constructively in groups.

  • Analysing and responding to group dynamics and associated behaviours.

  • Self-awareness and impact on group process and effective group counselling leadership.

  • Ethical standards, behaviour and legal frameworks for therapeutic relationships in groups.

  • Reflective practice and the influence of values and attitudes.

  • Evaluating techniques and effectiveness of group counselling facilitation and interventions.

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and relevant professional experience in the field.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Clinical - Clinical Skills
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Written Assignments
Contact Hours
  • Workshop: for 32 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Practical: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Problem Based Learning: for 64 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Course Component: Completion of this course requires attendance at face to face workshops.
  • Compulsory Course Component: Facilitation or participation in a workplace or community based group.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6518

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