Professional Certificate in Group Counseling Process & Practice

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

For a variety of reasons, groups are an excellent treatment option and should by no means be considered second-rate. Since many problems that clients experience are interpersonal in nature, group work creates a prime opportunity for them to explore their difficulties and personal concerns in an interpersonal context.

Course Benefits

1. Briefly introduce the major topics of group work
2. Describe the types of groups and other considerations that affect conducting groups in varied settings
3. Identify the key aspects of brief group therapy
4. Introduce some basic ideas of multicultural perspectives on group work
5. Discuss what is involved in becoming a culturally skilled group worker
6. Identify ethical and culturally relevant strategies for designing and facilitating groups

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Group Work: A Multicultural Perspective
  • The Group Counselor
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Group Counseling
  • Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling
  • Forming a Group
  • Initial Stage of a Group
  • Transition Stage of a Group
  • Working Stage of a Group
  • Final Stage of a Group
  • Groups in School Settings
  • Groups in Community Settings

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.