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COUN 6250 - Group Process and Dynamics

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5 credits

Group work is an effective counseling method that allows group members to share perspectives and provide useful feedback and information in a structured setting. Using relevant literature, multimedia resources, and a scholar-practitioner model, students examine stages of group process; group dynamics; and ethical, legal, and training standards. Students examine the types of counseling groups as well as the unique leadership skills required for each type of group. Students are provided with a comprehensive review of theoretical approaches applicable to group counseling. Students engage in a variety of practical application assignments and discussions, focusing on the efficacy of using group counseling with multicultural and diverse populations. Students engage in a process of self-reflection to increase self-awareness for enhanced group leadership knowledge and skills.

Group lab is a separate 0-credit, required course that occurs simultaneously with the Group Process and Dynamics course. Students need to ensure that they are enrolled and participating in both courses.

Prerequisites for students entering  May 29, 2023 and later

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Prerequisites

  • COUN 6360
  • CPLB 601L

MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Prerequisites

  • COUN6360
  • DDLB 611L

Prerequisites for students entering prior to May 29, 2023

  • COUN 6215
  • CPLB 601L
*Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information or visit School of Lifelong Learning for more information.