Group Facilitation PG (10343.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Counselling||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Social Work- After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of major group theories and frameworks;
2. Demonstrate group facilitation skills and constructive methods for processing change and conflict in groups;
3. Demonstrate self awareness about their leadership styles and ways of being in groups; and
4. Articulate and apply ethical frameworks and practice principles to guide their practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
As students of the University they will develop the qualities of critical thinking, curiosity and reflective practice. They will use foresight, initiative and leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. As graduates, they will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
PrerequisitesMust have passed Counselling Skills and Models PG, 7743.
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in Graduate Diploma in Counselling, 342JA, OR Master of Counselling, 341JA, OR Permission of the Course Convener.
Equivalent unitsGroup Counselling PG, 7749.
Assumed knowledgeApplicants are expected to demonstrate a level of mature life experience and self awareness shown by the capacity to reflect on and learn from experience, including being open to giving and receiving positive and challenging feedback.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mr Tom Eckart|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tom Eckart|
Corey, M.S., Corey, G. & Corey, C. (2018). Groups: Process and practice (10th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Chen, M. & Rybak, C. (2018). Group leadership skills: Interpersonal process in group counseling and therapy (2nd ed.). Sage Publications, Inc.
Jacobs, E.E., Schimmel, C.J., Masson, R.L., & Harvill, R.L. (2014). Group counseling: Strategies and skills (8th ed.). Cengage Learning.
Yalom, I.D., (with Leszcz, M.). (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). Basic Books.
Students are encouraged to read the supplementary readings before each class, these can be found in the reading list on Canvas.
See Canvas for list of Library resources. Students are encouraged to access additional resources for each week in the Canvas modules for the unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment items will be submitted online via UCLearn.
Written parts of assignments must be submitted in the required format, 1.5 to double spaced with page numbers on each page.
Special assessment requirements
All parts of all assessments must be submitted and passed in order to pass the unit.
All Assignments in this unit are graded. In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and an overall mark of 50% or more must be reached.
Responsibility for Understanding
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The Master of Counselling and Grad Dip in Counselling, have been designed to meet the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) accreditation requirements, which include 200 hours face to face learning. This translates to at least an 80% attendance in each unit. It is expected that students will attend all sessions unless prevented by illness or other unforeseen situations. In these circumstances students should notify the lecturer in advance where possible. In order to meet the required professional and educational standards students must discuss catch-up work with the lecturer when two sessions have been missed.
The required active participation includes participation in exercises (setting up, leading &/or participation in) and in Ass 2 participation as an active group member and contribution to the evaluation of the group-leading by fellow students. You need to advise your tutor if you miss a tutorial and provide appropriate justification for your absence.
If attendance and participation requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. work or timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your course convenor to schedule this unit for a future semester.
It is requested that you speak directly to your tutor, giving at least e.g. 48hrs notice if you need to postpone your tutorial presentation and only on the grounds of medical or other exceptional personal circumstances with the support of appropriate medical or counsellor documentation.
 PACFA – (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia) see www.pacfa.org.au
Required IT skills
You must be able to word process assessments so that they are well presented, search the library data bases for relevant journal articles and access the UCLearn Web site for this unit. It is the individual student's responsibility to access appropriate help from the university IT services or the library if he or she does not have adequate skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums