Professional Certificate in Group Counseling Process & Practice

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

The course deals with an overview of basic elements of group process, with a focus on stage of group development, including coverage of introduction to group work; guidelines for multicultural practice; ethical and professional issues in group practice;group leadership; early stages of group; and later stages of group. There will be a focus on the stages on the evolution of groups, which include forming a group,  or the pre-group phase; initial stage; transition stage; working stage; and ending a group, including final and follow-up stages.

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.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.