SRJC Course Outlines

4/22/2021 9:44:36 PMCOUN 92 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 92Title:  INTRO GROUP COUNSELING  
Full Title:  Introduction to Group Counseling
Last Reviewed:3/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the dynamics of group interaction with emphasis upon the individual's firsthand experience as a group leader and member. The factors involved in problems of communication, effective emotional responses and personal growth will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on group process as a means of changing behavior.  This course is designed to help students who will function as leaders in a variety of small group situations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to the dynamics of group interaction with emphasis upon the individual's firsthand experience as a group leader and member. The factors involved in problems of communication, effective emotional responses and personal growth will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on group process as a means of changing behavior.  This course is designed to help students who will function as leaders in a variety of small group situations.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2006Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify and describe the various stages of group development.
2.  Compare and contrast the various strategies for addressing issues
   within a group.
3.  Identify and analyze the various models of group leadership.
4.  Determine appropriateness of experiential exercises in groups.
5.  Identify and analyze the different types of people a group leader
   will encounter.
6.  Evaluate and describe the unique characteristics of specialized
   groups.
7.  Define and discuss ethical and professional behavior of group
   leaders.
8.  Compare and demonstrate group counseling techniques.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Introduction to major components of group
  A.  Member roles
  B.  Leader intervention
  C.  Group developmental stages
  D.  Group structure
  E.  Group setting
  F.  Group models
  G.  Theoretical approaches
 
II.     Models of group leadership
  A.  Psychoeducational group
  B.  Support group
  C.  Skills development group
  D.  Other
 
III.    Ethical and professional considerations
 
IV.   Skills for group leaders
  A.  Reframing
  B.  Rephrasing
  C.  Reflecting
  D.  Blocking
  E.  Summarizing
  F.  Queing and linking
 
V.   Use of exercises in groups
  A.  Breathing exercise
  B.  Introduction exercise
  C.  Other
 
VI.   Transition stages of the group
  A.  Beginning
  B.  Middle
  C.  Ending
 
VII.  Dealing with group difficulties
  A.  Emotional contagion
  B.  Group manipulation
  C.  Resistant member
  D.  Silent member
  E.  Group confrontation
  F.  Other
 
VIII.  Closing or ending a group
  A.  Time management
  B.  Final check in
  C.  Summary

Assignments:
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Class textbook and class reader on groups. 30 pages per week.
Required writing assignments:
1. One paper on being a Leader of the Group. 3-5 pages.
2. One paper on being a Member of the Group. 3-5 pages.
3. One paper on being an Observer of the Group. 3-5 pages.
 
Class Performance:
1. Demonstrate the necessary skills required to be a Group Leader
2. Demonstrate the necessary skills required to be a Group Observer

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 70%
Written homework, evaluation papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 35%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Learning Group Leadership-An Experimental Approach(2nd).  
Jeffrey A. Kottler, Matt Englar-Carlson. Sage Publications, Copyright 2010
 
Group Counseling-Strategies and Skills, 7th edition; Ed E. Jacobs,
Robert L. Masson, Riley L. Harvill.Thompson Pub., Copyright 2009
 
Groups in Action- Evolution and Challenges, Gerald Corey, Marianne Schneider Corey, Robert Haynes, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning Publications, Copyright 2006.
 
Group Leadership Skills-Interpersonal Process in Group Counseling
And Therapy, 1st edition; Mei-Whei Chen, Christopher J. Rybak;
Thompson Pub.; Copyright Oct. 2003
 
Group Work: A Counseling Specialty, 4th edition; Samuel T. Gladding,
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Copyright: 2003.
 
Interactive Group Counseling and Therapy, William B. Kline;
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Copyright 2003
 
Instructor prepared materials

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