This course will focus primarily on acquiring the skills to facilitate a group, understanding the group process and factors involved in group cohesions and conflicts, communication styles, and role identities within the group. Screening, Intake, Orientation, Assessment, Treatment Plan, Case Management, Intervention, and other core functions of the counseling process are also reviewed.
Group Dynamics as a Writing Intensive class will focus on writing in the discipline of Human Services. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to write a curriculum for the group process. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn how to utilize clinical terms in writing, specific to a biopsychosocial assessment.
“What? 'Borderline patients play games'? That's what you said? Ernest, you'll never be a real therapist if you think like that. That's exactly what I meant earlier when I talked about the dangers of diagnosis. There are borderlines and there are borderlines. Labels do violence to people. You can't treat the label; you have to treat the person behind the label. (17)”
― Irvin D. Yalom, Lying on the Couch