SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2024 11:35:55 PMCOUN 92 Course Outline as of Spring 2006

Reinstated Course

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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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.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will learn to function as leaders in a variety of group situations.
(Grade Only)

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


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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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
7.  Define and discuss ethical and professional behavior of group
8.  Compare and demonstrate group counseling techniques.

Topics and Scope
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1. Introduction to Major Perspectives and Concepts of Group Dynamics
2. An Overview and Comparison of Generic Group Forms
3. Ethical and Professional Considerations
4. Understanding of Groups in Action
5. Planning and Forming of Groups
6. Basic Skills for Group Leaders
7. Use of Exercises in Groups
8. Transition States of the Group
9. Dealing with Problem Situations
10.Closing or Ending a Group

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Class textbook and class reader on groups. 30 pages per week.
Required reading 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
20 - 70%
Written homework, Evaluation papers, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Homework problems
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
10 - 60%
Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Group Counseling-Strategies and Skills, 5th edition; Ed E. Jacobs,
Robert L. Masson, Riley L. Harvill.Thompson Pub., Copyright 2003
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 Sepcialty, 4th edition; Samuel T. Gladding,
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Copyright: 2003.
Interactive Group Counseling and Therapy, William B. Kline;
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Copyright 2003.

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