Apr 15, 2024  
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PSY 641 - Group Processes


(3 Credits)

This course is designed is to familiarize the student with those theories, practices, protocols, and techniques designed to work effectively and ethically within groups. The student will develop a thorough understanding of the unique and often difficult characteristics of group processes as well as those features of group dynamics that can foster individual growth and development. Student will learn current guidelines for group practice as well as develop practical skills in leading a group. In addition to examining salient research, students will also consider the various multicultural and developmental issues effecting groups and how they function to foster or hinder effective group work.  Students will also develop functional understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of group counseling, become aware of ethical considerations unique to groups, and become cognizant of the characteristics of effective group leaders while becoming aware of how best to utilize their own personal and interpersonal assets with a group setting.



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