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 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On 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.
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and relevant professional experience in the field.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Written Assignments
  • Professional Task: Clinical Skills
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 15 hour(s) per Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Students are required to undertake at least 120 hours of overall effort)
  • Seminar: for 30 hour(s) per Term
  • Workshop: for 15 hour(s) per Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6518

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