Candidates investigate group dynamics and processes related to counseling theory by participating in group counseling demonstrations. This course is designed for candidates to gain group counseling skills, and self-awareness about one’s own qualities, needs, motivations, and values that can either facilitate or interfere with one’s effectiveness as a group participant and group leader. Group counseling will be clearly differentiated from group guidance. Potential uses of group counseling in schools and methods of organizing group counseling sessions are addressed. Candidates are expected to arrange a visit to a school or agency to observe an actual group session at the level for which they are seeking certification or the age group with which they will be involved[LSL(1]. *Note: All clearances (criminal background check, TB and child protective registry) must completed and on file prior to registering for the course.
Prerequisite(s): College Level= Graduate and MED 6102, MEC 6400, MEC 6402, MEC 6607, MEC 7213, MEC 7502, MEC 7503, MEC 7701 and at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.