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Group Counseling - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Get a broad overview of group counseling. Through video lessons led by professional instructors, you'll learn about what group counseling is and how group counseling units are established. In addition to a general theoretical background, you'll get an introduction to key concepts relevant to setting up and running a successful group. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Discuss the theoretical underpinnings of group counseling
- Describe types of group counseling
- Discuss issues relevant to forming a group, from membership to meeting frequency, and more
- Name and explain the phases of the 'life cycle' of a counseling group
|Group Counseling: Types, Structure & History||Discuss the rationale behind group counseling, and the kinds of group counseling that may be available; explain how groups are set up and operate.|
|Group Counseling Theories||Identify theories of group counseling, including humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and developmental.|
|Issues and Ethics in Group Counseling||Describe factors in establishing and carrying out group counseling, such as composition of members, screening new members, frequency and duration of meetings, confidentiality, and group persuasion.|
|The Stages of the Group Experience in Counseling||Identify the stages and explain what they are, including the exploratory stage, the transition stage, and the consolidation stage.|
1. Group Counseling: Types, Structure & History
We all are involved in groups of some kind. In this lesson, you will learn about the purpose of counseling groups, their history, and the types of groups with which you might be working.
2. Group Counseling Theories
Group counseling theories vary according to the philosophy behind them. We will look at four of the most popular group counseling theories, and how they are alike and unalike in this lesson.
3. Issues and Ethics in Group Counseling
Imagine you are joining a therapy group. What would your concerns be? In this lesson, we will be discussing the ethics that must be followed in group counseling. Ethical guidelines protect group members and are the responsibility of the group leader.
4. The Stages of the Group Experience in Counseling
In this lesson, you will learn about the different stages of a typical counseling group, from obtaining a leader and screening members, to termination of the group and followup by the leader. Each stage has different experiences for group members.
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Other chapters within the Counseling 101: Fundamentals of Counseling course
- The History of Counseling and Psychotherapy
- The Professional Counselor
- The Counseling Process
- Theoretical Approaches in Counseling
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
- Human Growth and Development in Counseling
- School Counseling
- Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Rehabilitation Counseling
- Social and Cultural Elements of Counseling
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- Career Counseling