Introduction to Group and Family Work

BSPY330 - Introduction to Group and Family Work

Credits: 3

This course exposes students to the theories and techniques of working with clients in groups. Students gain theoretical and experiential knowledge of group process, including leadership, membership, developmental stages, and types of groups. Students will consider best practices, skills and strategies for providing both in-person and virtual group therapy. Emphasis will be given to issues involving clients with addictions: dually diagnosed clients, older adult clients with addictions, and clients with addictions and physical challenges. Students will also consider best practices for working with groups of family members of individuals diagnosed with mental illness or addictions. Issues of diversity and ethics will be integrated throughout the course.