AC 506: Group Counseling in Addiction Settings I
This course will provide students with the foundational concepts of group counseling as it relates to the addiction settings. Topics will include group development theory, membership roles, establishing an alliance, skills of group, multicultural issues, leadership styles and skills.
AC 506 is a fall term course. It will be offered during the 2nd session of the fall 2019 semester (October 21st-December 13th).
- Ability to identify phases of group development
- Ability to identify similarities and differences between various approaches to group counseling
- Knowledge of group membership roles
- Knowledge and skills to form an alliance between leader and members and to facilitate alliance between members
- Knowledge and skills to identify and work with cognitive, emotional, and behavioral processes in a group setting with an addicted population
- Knowledge of the process that goes into developing a group experience
- Sensitivity to cultural experiences in a group setting
- Ability to apply general principles to specific group methods and group populations
- Knowledge of group leadership styles including experience of leading a group
This course will be delivered in 4 modules over a course of eight weeks. The online format will include uploaded interactive newsletters at the beginning of each module. The structure of the course will require you to actively engage in course content, answer weekly discussion questions much like you would be expected to during an on-site class, submit mini assignments, and complete module quizzes.
Groups: A Counseling Specialty (6th ed.)
Author(s): Samuel Gladding
Pearson Education, Inc. (2011)
This book can be purchased online at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com for approximately $120
Journal for specialists in Group Work
Journal of Counseling and Development
Both journals can be viewed through the MSU library online journals