Human Services Methodology - Group Work

14 weeks Course


This course provides students with an overview of the concepts and principles relevant to therapeutic group work. There are three main areas of focus that will be covered; types of group work, the theoretical stages of group process and ethical techniques for enhancing therapeutic outcomes. The course examines group stage-related themes such as preparing members, forming group norms, establishing member goals, addressing confidentiality and trust related issues, working with strong emotions and consolidation of learning. An experiential component of the course provides students with the opportunity to experience group process both as a group member and facilitator. Feedback on students involvement in group process will be provided by the professor and through related assignments.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

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