Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Advanced Skills in Group Facilitation
Course Code COUN340
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 2 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s)
COUN110 Personal Growth
COUN200 Theories & Systems in Counselling and Psychotherapy
COUN210 Micro-skills in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Course Aims
This course is designed to help students understand and plan different types of groups (e.g. counselling groups, psychoeducational groups, psychotherapy groups) and develop facilitation skills in group work. To reach this goal, the course tries to do the difficult tasks for each student of integrating experiences of being a group member with learning group leadership skills. Therefore, each student’s own reflections of group experiences, self-awareness, knowledge of group processes and skills are all stressed.  The course teaches an overview of group dynamics, ethical and professional issues and gives supervised experiences for students as facilitators and participants.
 Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon completion of this course student should be able to:

1. Explain the procedures of group formation and its key features in various stages;
2. Identify various types of group, their purposes, functions and applications in different
    psychoeducational settings;
3. Describe and adhere to the professional codes of ethics applicable to group work;
4. Design effective interventional strategies, implement group facilitation techniques,
    plan topics, write proposals and session plans for psychoeducational groups;
5. Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a facilitator in group processes and group
    facilitation leadership.
Assessment Tasks
Class Participation
Psychoeducational Group Proposals
Session Planners
4. Group Plan Presentation and Analysis 30%
Personal Reflection Paper
For Reference Only
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