Summer 2020 - EDUC 878 G001

Group Counselling (5)

Class Number: 1143

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Sa 10:00 AM – 4:50 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Sa 10:00 AM – 4:50 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Sa 10:00 AM – 4:50 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    EDUC 874.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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

COURSE DETAILS:

Consistent with SFU policy, this course will be conducted remotely using a combination of learning strategies, including a seminar-based format emphasizing lecture, group discussions and individual activities. 

We will “meet” over video conferencing (details time length to be provided). It is expected you will attend this weekly meeting. Our aim is to engage in collaborative and rich discussion using a video conferencing tool. Outside of this weekly meeting, students will work individual in responses to weekly activities and/or group activities that will count for participation.

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.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

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.

Grading

  • Group design 25%%
  • Presentation 15%%
  • 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 20%%

NOTES:

Please note that due to the ongoing circumstances with Covid19 changes to the course outline may occur. The assignments may also be modified to reflect remote learning.  This will be discussed in the first class.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Access to a computer with webcam and microphone that is capable of running Zoom, Canvas or other videoconferencing software.

REQUIRED READING:

Corey, M.S., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2017). Groups: Process and Practice (10th ed.). Brooks/Cole

ISBN: 13: 9781305865709
ISBN: 10: 1305865707

There may be additional readings throughout the course

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.