Summer 2019 - EDUC 878 G001

Group Counselling (5)

Class Number: 1514

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 4:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    HCC 2235, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 874.



An examination of contemporary approaches to group counselling. Students with credit for EDUC 720 may not take this course for further credit.


An examination of contemporary approaches to group counselling. This course provides students with a background in basic group theory and counselling skills that can be applied to different types of groups, in a variety of settings.

The course is comprised of three components: (1) an overview of group dynamics; (2) an examination of the theory and interventions related to group counselling; (3) and an introduction to group counselling skill competencies.

Student will have the opportunity to learn the following: 
•Gain knowledge and competence in identifying typical group dynamics and identify developmental stages of group functioning 
•Discuss major ethical issues in group counselling and dealing with potential concerns that might arise 
•Through participation, understanding basic member roles in a group
•Gain knowledge of leadership strategies and through practice, gain beginning competence in demonstrating group leadership skills including awareness of one’s own leadership style, personal strengths, and limitations 
• Recognize the role of culture and gender in both design and leading practices
•Explore the types of groups a counsellor might lead We will work through these objectives through discussion, lectures, demonstrations, and activities.


  • Group design  25%
  • Presentation  25%
  • All students must complete a Recorded Demonstration and Analysis (50%--designed to give students the opportunity to take a leadership role within a group and critique performance).  40%
  • Participation  10%


Please note that the assignments may be modified. This will be discussed in the first class.



Corey, M., Corey, G., & C. Corey (2017). Groups: Process and Practice. (10th Ed.) Brooks Cole. ISBN-13: 978-1305865709  

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