1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF GROUP COUNSELING
2. COURSE CODE ABA 2133
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF DR. AMIN AL HAADI BIN SHAFIE
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME  

This course is developed for second year student as an early exposure to the theories and techniques of group counseling. In addition, this course provides a platform of understanding the practical activities (skills) that are applied in the real groups counseling setting. As a result, students will be exposed to the application of theories, actual skills, techniques and process of a group counseling session.

5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 5 & Year 3
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)

 

Face to face:

L T LW
28 12 10

L=Lecture ; T=Tutorial; LW = Lab Work; O=Others

 

Non face to face:

A O Final exam
32 23 3

A =Assignments, O=Others

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

 

28+12+10+32+23+3=120

 

7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES 1.     To familiarize and provide student with the ability to conduct a group counseling session.

2.     To provide theories and skills of conducting an effective group counseling session.

3.     To provide an experiential learning opportunities through lab work and marathon group counseling session as members and co leaders of a group work.

10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.      Identify and differentiate between theoretical and technical skill in conducting group counseling. (LO2-CTPS3)

2.      Perform in a team, a group personal growth counseling camp as a sample of practicing group counseling in their future working situations. (LO5-TS3)

3.      Demonstrate leadership skills specifically on leading and handling a group counseling(LO9-LS3)

11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS 1.     Critical thinking and problem solving skills

2.     Communication skills

3.     Group working skills

4.     Ethics and professionalism

5.     Leadership skills

12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures and lab work of guided and independent group counseling session. Collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course especially through a group counseling camp that will focus on the encounter group methods. The use of examination, small group presentation and weekly self-reflection journal will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concept in real context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative

 

13. SYNOPSIS This course will discuss how the basic counseling attending skills can be applied to produce an effective group counseling session. Students will also be exposed to the stages of group counseling process i.e. early stage, middle stage and ending stage. Apart from that, students also will be exposed to the application of counseling theories in groups and techniques in groups counseling.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures, tutorial and lab work (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
A. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT (100%)
Category % Assessment method
i. Group Counseling Camp 20 Management and participation in the camp
ii. Group Counseling Lab Work & Attendance 20 ·   Applying and practicing group counseling skills individually with a live supervision

 

·   Personal attendance in class and tutorials

iii. Self-Reflection Journal 10 Written reflections on weekly self development in a group work
iv. Group Presentation 10 Oral presentation
v. Final Exam 40 TBA
TOTAL 100
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic

 

Topics Face to Face Formal Asses-ment TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial/Lab Work Practical/SCL Assignment Revision Continous Assesment Final  Exam
Introduction To Group Counseling and Group Work 2 2
Group Dynamics 2 1 1 1 1 6
Group Leadership 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
Basic Groups Skills 2 1 1 2 1 1 8
Beginning  A Group 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
The Transition Period in A Group 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
The Working Stage in A Group 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
Termination of A Group 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
Dealing With Problem Situation in Groups 2 1 2 1 1 7
Psychodynamic Theories 2 1 1 1 1 6
Cognitive-Behavioral Theories 1 2 1 1 1 1 6
Cognitive-Behavioral Theories 2 2 1 1 1 5
Humanistic Theories 2 1 1 2 1 1 8
Group Counseling Camp 2 1 1 32 1 37
TOTAL 28 12 10 44 13 10 3 120
17 References Main references supporting the course

  1. Corey, Gerald. 2012. Theory and Practice of Group Counseling 8th ed. USA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning
  2. Gladding, S. T. 2003. Group Work: A Counseling Specialty 4th ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.
  3.  Jacobs, Ed E., Mason, Robert L. & Harvill, Riley L. 2009.Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills 6th ed. USA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.
  4. Toseland, Ronald W. & Rivas, Robert F. 2009. An Introduction to Group Work Practise 6th ed. Boston: Pearson International.
  5. Johnson David W. & Johnson Frank P. (2009) Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills, Merill-Pearson, Upper Saddle River NJ.

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Program Learning Outcomes

TOPIC Contact hours (week) Lesson Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
 

INPUT 1: Introduction To Group Counseling and Group Work

  • Group Dynamics
  •  Group Leadership

9

(WK1 – WK3)

  1. Be able to take part in group dynamics activities in a group counseling session
  2. Collaborate with group members in activity related to understanding the dynamics of group counseling.
  3. Collaborate with group members in activity related to understanding the leadership of group counseling
 

LO5

 

LO9

 

CS3

 

TS3

 

LS4

 

Group discussion activity

 

Lecturer comments on the idea of promoting group dynamics and provides advice for improvement.

INPUT 2: Group Skills

  • Basic Groups Skills

6

(WK3- WK5)

  1. Be able to perform the basic group skill in their lab work
  2.  Apply the basic group skills in a group counseling session.
  3.  Collaborate with group members in activity related to understanding the leadership of group counseling
LO2

 

LO5

CS2

 

TS3, EM1

 

LS4

Each student will introduce themselves to the class

Group discussion activity

Watching videos on groups counseling skills

INPUT 3: Group Process

  • Beginning A Group
  • The Transition Period in A Group
  • The Working Stage in A Group
  • Termination of A Group

12

(WK5-WK8)

  1. Be able to perform all phase of a group counseling process
  2. Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment task for group process
 

LO2

 

LO5

 

CTPS2

TS3,

LS4

Group discussion activity Lecturer comments on the group process and provides advice for improvement.
INPUT 4: Dealing With Problem Situation in Groups  

3

(WK9-WK10)

  1. Be able to identify and discussed types of problem situation in groups
  2. Apply the principle of good and effective listeners
 

LO2

 

TS3,

LS4

CS8

Each student will identify the types of problem situation in groups Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement
INPUT 5: Use of Counseling Theories in Group

  • Psychodynamic Theories
  • Psychoanalytic approach
  • Adlerian group
  • Existential groups

4

(WK11)

  1. Be able to identify and discuss the use of psychodynamic theories techniques in groups counseling session
 

LO2

 

 

CTPS2

 

Each student will be able describe types of psychodynamics techniques that has been used.

Watching demonstration on psychodynamic theories techniques in groups counseling session

 

Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement

 

INPUT 5: Use of Counseling Theories in Group

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Theories
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in groups
  • Reality Therapy in groups
  • Behavioral Therapy groups
 

4

(WK12-WK13)

  1. Be able to identify and discuss the use of cognitive-behavioral theories techniques in groups counseling session
 

LO2

 

 

CTPS2

 

 

Each student will be able describe types of cognitive-behavioral techniques that has been used.

Watching demonstration on cognitive-behavioral theories techniques in groups counseling session

 

Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement

 

INPUT 5: Use of Counseling Theories in Group

  • Humanistic Theories
  • Person Centered Groups
  • Gestalt Groups
  • Solution Focused Therapy in groups

4

(WK13-WK14)

  1. Be able to identify and discuss the use of humanistic theories techniques in groups counseling session
  2. Be able to identify and discuss the use of solution focused therapy theories techniques in groups counseling session
 

LO2

 

 

LO2

 

CTPS2

 

 

CTPS2

  1. Each student will be able describe types of humanistic techniques that has been used.
  2. Watching demonstration on humanistic theories techniques in groups counseling session
  3. Each student will be able describe types of solution focused therapy techniques that has been used.
  4. Watching demonstration on solution focused therapy theories techniques in groups counseling session
  1. Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement
  2. Lecturer comments and provides advice for improvement