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H SER 120 - Group Process

5 Credits
This course provides an overview of basic elements of group process, with a focus on stages of group development, including introduction to group work; guidelines for multicultural practice; ethical and professional issues in group practice, group leadership and application of group process to schools and community agency settings.


Quarters Typically Offered
Winter Day
Designed to Serve Professional technical students in Human Services. Transfer students as an area of emphasis. Individuals currently employed human services.
Active Date 20200401T13:21:31

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
PLA Eligible New Option

Course Outline
  • Introduction, Value of Group Work, Historical Perspectives
  • Group types, stages and Purpose
  • Elements of Group Culture and structure
  • Using Counseling theories in Groups
  • Basic Skills for Group Leaders
  • Introducing, Conducting and processing group activities/exercises
  • Ethical and legal foundations of Group Work
  • Valuing Diversity and addressing barriers to interacting with diverse peers
  • Conflict management and Resolution

Student Learning Outcomes
Discuss the different stages of group development and characteristics of each of the stages

Explain the different procedures for forming a group, purposes and functions of each type of group

Explain the process of facilitating group sessions at different stages, to include a balance between having a degree of structure versus being flexible with the process

Discuss group leadership skills, establishing ground rules, encouraging full participation, and dealing with problematic behaviors

Articulate how professional ethics, personal values, and cultural responsiveness impacts group counseling in schools and community agencies

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