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HUS 210 Group Processes

Course Description: A practical skills course which focuses on the concepts of group process and the skills in designing and conducting therapeutic groups.  An overview of group theory and the application of the theoretical framework in conducting groups will be presented.  Students will develop, conduct, and evaluate outcomes of group sessions for a variety of group settings.  Group leadership skills and diversity competencies will be developed.  Leadership interventions and ethical issues in group settings will be explored.

Human Services  CSHSE Standards:+

  • Demonstrates Knowledge of:
    1. Small groups:
      • Are used in human services settings
      • Theories of group dynamics
      • Group facilitation's skills
    2. Context and role of diversity (including, but not limited to ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, learning styles, ability, and socioeconomic status) in determining and meeting human needs
    3. Information obtained through interviewing, active listening, consultation with others, library or other research, and observation of clients and systems
    4. Dissemination of routine and critical information to clients, colleagues, or other members of the related services system that is: maintaining client confidentiality and appropriate using client data


  • Assessments of the Needs of Clients:
    1. Analyze and assess the needs for clients or client groups
    2. Develop goals, and design and implement a plan of action
    3. Evaluate the outcomes of the plan and the impact on the client or client groups
    4. Develop in group facilitation and counseling
    5. Develop in the use of consultation


  • Demonstrate Values and Ethics Intrinsic to the Human Services Profession:
    1. Clarify expectations
    2. Deal effectively with conflict
    3. Develop and sustain behaviors that are congruent with  the values and ethics of the profession
    4. The least intrusive intervention in the least restrictive environment
    5. Client determination
    6. Confidentiality of information
    7. The worth and uniqueness of the individual including culture, ethnicity, races, class, gender, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and other expressions of diversity
    8. Appropriate professional boundaries
    9. Integration of the ethical standards outlined by the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) and the Council for Standards in Human Services Education (available on the NOHS website)
    10. Clarification of personal and professional values
    11. Aware of diversity
    12. Strategy of self-care

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