||To acquire the knowledge and skills of selected group counselling theories.To acquire a deeper understanding of group counselling models in advance of the students’ associate degree/diploma studies.To develop professional competence in conducting group counselling in the local context.To develop increased cultural sensitivity in adapting Western group counselling theories to work with local clients.
|Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)
||Learn selected theories, concepts, and skills in group counselling that are seen to be applied in the local context.Learn how to conduct a group counselling session and the qualities of an effective group counsellor.Solve problems and release any surplus reality blocking personal and professional growth.Develop a new perspective of group counselling in Chinese communities.
||3 hours x 13 lessons
||Person-centered group therapyTask-centered counselling groupsRational-emotive behaviour group therapyPsychodrama
||Experiential teaching and learning approachAction-oriented and experiential learning
||Short lectureGroup building sessionsCase studiesGroup exercise (case analysis and treatment plan)Small group discussionAudio and video case recordings of group counselling (with the clients’ consent and permission)Clients’ reflective journals Role playReal case counselling live demonstrations Debriefing, deroling, and sharing after each live demonstration Web-based discussion