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SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITYDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND COUNSELINGCOURSE SYLLABUSTitle of Course: Group Counseling (3 cr) Course No. CP 616Revised Spring 2009Semester:Instructor: Office: Phone: E-mail: Office Hours:Class Room: Class Dates: Class Times: Website:Note: The Instructor will add the above information each semester.I. Catalog Description and Credit Hours of Course:Knowledge and application of group counseling theory skills and techniques. Course includes a personal small group experience. (3)II. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing and Permission of the Instructor. III. Course Integrated in to the Program Requirements M.A. Career CounselingM.A. School CounselingM.A. Mental Health CounselingEd.S. Counseling EducationPsychological Examiner CertificateRequired Required Required Required Prereq.IV. Course as Relates to External RequirementsCACREP Requirements (2009)DESE Requirements (2006)LPC Requirements NBCC Requirements6. Group Work 4) Theories and Techniques of Group Counseling;Group Counseling Group Work1V. Course as Relates to External StandardsCACREP Standards (2009)Section II.G.6. GROUP WORK - studies that provide both theoretical and experiential understandings of group purpose, development, dynamics, theories, methods, skills, and other group approaches in a multicultural society, including all of the following:a. principles of group dynamics, including group process components, developmental stage theories, group members’ roles and behaviors, and therapeutic factors of group work, b. group leadership or facilitation styles and approaches, including characteristics of various types of group leaders and leadership styles,c. theories of group counseling, including commonalties, distinguishing characteristics, and pertinent research and literature,d. group counseling methods, including group counselor orientations and behaviors, appropriate selection criteria and methods, and methods of evaluation of effectiveness; ande. direct experiences where students participate in a small group activity, approved by the program, for a minimum of 10 clock hours over the course of one academic term.DESE Standards (2006) VI. Purposes or Objectives of the Course:A. The student will comprehend the principles of group dynamics, including group process components, therapeutic factors, the roles and behaviors of group members, the stages of group development, and the impact of cultural differences on group process. B. The student will compare major theoretical approaches of group work, and demonstrate knowledge of pertinent research and literature.C. The student will comprehend ethical issues involved in conducting a group. D. The student will develop the skills of a good group member, including self-assessment of personal and professional growth.E. The student will compare various group leadership styles and approaches and will develop effective group leadership skills, including group counselor orientation, appropriate selection criteria, and the assessment evaluation of leader effectiveness.F. The student will differentiate between approaches used for various types of group work.G. The student will participate in a direct small group counseling experience for a minimum of 10 clock hours over the course of one academic semester.VII. Course Content or Outline: Class HoursA. Overview of the Various Types of Groups321. Advantages of groups 2. Limitations of groups3. Psycho-educational groups4. T-groups or laboratory-training groups5. Therapy groups6. Counseling groups 7. Task groups B. Overview of Group Dynamics 6 1. Theories of group counselinga. developmental stage modelsb. strategies and techniquesc. research and literature 2. Group process components a. therapeutic factorsb. roles and behaviors of group members C. Group Membership 3 1. Facilitator techniques 2. The "good" group member 3. Problem behaviors and difficult members4. Group member selection criteria and methods D. The Creation and Participation in Stages of a Group15Including Group Facilitator Training1. Life stages of a group2. Preparation for the group3. Stage one: Screening/Pre-session4. Stage two: Initial 5. Stage three: Transition6. Stage four: Working7. Stage five: Termination E. Ethical and Professional Issues:61. Screening2. Involuntary membership3. Confidentiality4. Psychological risk5. Controversial issues6. Group-leader's competence7. Ethical guidelines F. Group Leader Styles, Tasks, Tools, and Techniques:61. Personal characteristics2. Approaches to leadership33. Group leadership competencies4. Leader's diagnostic skill and ability to dealwith problems and issues of groups5. Group leader's theoretical model6. Leadership skills for culturally diverse groups G. Designing Groups for Specific Populations 41. Children2. Adolescents3. Adults4. Elderly5. Or others as selected by studentsH. Methods of Assessment of Group Effectiveness 21. Group member goal achievement2. Group leader effectiveness3. Group objective/purpose goalsVIII. Textbook(s):Corey, M.S., Corey, G., and Corey, C. (Latest Edition). Groups Process and Practice, Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.IX. Expectations of Students:A. The student will participate in the group process and learn group leadership styles.B. The student will demonstrate interpersonal skills that facilitate group development,including knowledge of ethical standards.C. The student will evaluate the degree to which personal growth goals are reached.D. The student will read assigned material.E. The student will complete assignments, including a personal journal and group project.F. The student will select a theoretical orientation to group counseling.X. Basis for Student EvaluationA. Written examinations (25%)B. Written group process logs (25%)C. Class presentation (25%)D. Graduate quality group counseling manual (25%)Final letter grade: 91% to 100% -- A81% to 90% -- B71% to 80% -- C 0% to 70% -- FNote: The section “Basis for Student Evaluation” is given as a general guideline. Course assignments and the exact final letter grade are at the discretion of the instructor. Each 4instructor will include assignment information and grading procedure in this section in the specific course syllabus handed out at the beginning of each semester. XI. Methods of instructionA combination of:Classroom lectures and discussionsClassroom experiential exercisesWeb-assisted instructions and

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