PSY628 Group Therapy
Lead Faculty: Dr Valerie L. Alexander
Course DescriptionA comprehensive study of the major approaches, techniques and interventions used in group psychotherapy. Also emphasizes dynamics of group process including the types, stages and formation of groups.
- Analyze orally and in writing the major theoretical frameworks for group process and therapeutic change with diverse client populations within contemporary mental health.
- Apply methods of group intervention that uphold professional standards of ethics, values, and laws related to mental health practice.
- Design a group psycho-educational experience appropriate to diverse client populations.
- Demonstrate entry-level mastery of core facilitation skills for effective group process.
- Match client profile and need with different group approaches including (but not limited to) interpersonal, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, psycho-educational, structured skills development, and support group process.
- Demonstrate capacities for self-reflection, openness to feedback, psychological mindedness, and personal growth and development necessary for safe and effective group practice.