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COUN 510 Group Counseling for School Counselors (3 credits)
Prerequisite: COUN 504 or permission of the instructor. Only open to degree students or with permission of Program Director or designee.
Introduces the use and process of group counseling in the elementary and secondary school setting. Through the use of didactic and experiential learning activities students will learn the essential knowledge and skills required for understanding, organizing, implementing, and working with groups within the school setting. Students will learn to be effective group leaders. Students will be exposed to the different theoretical approaches to groups. They will come to understand the function and purpose of groups in the school setting as well as the basic principles of group dynamics and the ethical, legal, and professional issues associated with group programs in the school setting. They will also come to understand leadership and group development, member roles and functions, and their own interpersonal style of group leadership.