How to run a Group - A short course on groupwork skills
Course will now run on-line via Zoom.
Groups can be scary places for group facilitators as well as group members. Learning about the basics can offer confidence and new skills. The course is designed as an introduction to groupwork skills – focusing on particular areas that are designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and practical skills necessary to go about setting up and facilitating an effective group. It offers a supportive environment and an opportunity to learn about the fundamental skills required in facilitating effective groups.
Overview of the Course
- Basic introduction to group theory. Understanding why some groups flourish and others flounder.
- What a group facilitator's role is.
- Understanding boundaries, creating and maintaining them.
- Managing conflict.
- Mentalization in groups.
- On-line groups.
- How groups affect the facilitator emotionally.
- How to manage how members relate to each other, and you, within the group, so that these help rather than hinder the group task.
- Managing endings in groups.
Groupwork Skills full course outline here
Who is the Course for
The Course is designed for those working with groups in a variety of settings, including mental health and other health related services, drugs and alcohol recovery services, therapy, counselling, probation and prison services, social care, children and young people's services and education providers. It will also be of benefit to those who wish to develop a greater understanding of team and organisational dynamics.
Course Fee: £312.00 (or £104 x 3 monthly payments) for self funding applicants and £380 for organisations
Course Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19 2020
Course Time: Thursdays from 4.00 p.m. — 7.30 p.m.
Groupwork Skills course flyer here
THIS COURSE CAN ALSO BE PROVIDED IN-HOUSE FOR WHOLE DEPARTMENTS OR SERVICES, IF REQUIRED.
For examples of one and two day in-house service programmes here