PSY 550
Group Psychotherapy
Online Course

PSY 550 Group Psychotherapy

3 Semester Units

Group Psychotherapy introduces students to the current theories, research, and trends specific to working with groups. The unique values of group counseling for special populations is explored and the issues and cases which deal with the ethics of group work are addressed. Additionally, various theories are explored as they relate to group goals and process. The course provides conceptual frames of reference for the psychoanalytic, Adlerian, psychodramatic, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, transactional analysis, behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and reality therapy perspectives.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the unique values of group counseling for special populations.
  • Analyze issues and cases that deal with the ethics of group work.
  • Assess key concepts of the psychoanalytic and Adlerian approach as they relate to group process.
  • Analyze the basic concepts that are a part of the existential approach and person-centered perspective.
  • Develop a knowledge of the rationale for the Gestalt techniques that are commonly used in group work.
  • Evaluate how an emphasis on present behavior, self-evaluation, and making a commitment to change behavior are each a basic part of reality therapy.

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