HS 206 : Group Counseling Skills for Human Services

Transcript title

Group Counseling Skills



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

WR 121.


Provides an introduction to social and interpersonal influences on behavior, group dynamics, developmental stages of a group, and an overview of theoretical approaches to group counseling. Emphasis is on developing group leadership skills.

Learning outcomes

1. Describe relevance, utility, and application of group work to the counseling profession.
2. Identify ethical guidelines and problems related to group work.
3. Analyze group stages, process, and dynamics.
4. Examine characteristics of group leaders that affect group process and demonstrate personal awareness of own strengths, weaknesses, values, prejudices, etc., and the effects on others.

Content outline

The Counselor: Person and Professional
Ethical Issues
Multicultural Issues
Theories and Techniques
Stages of Group Development

Required materials


Grading methods

Grades may be determined by quizzes, facilitation reflection papers, interview and paper, exams, group project and presentation.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Social Science

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