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Group Dynamics

Course Description

Students will study basic concepts, trends, and areas of discussion with regard to group therapy and group dynamics. The course is designed to give both theoretical and "hands-on" exposure to group psychological dynamics and group process. Students are primarily exposed to the theory and practice of group psychotherapy. Other material relevant to group psychology and group interactions is integrated into class discussions and group activities. The course is writing intensive and students will be asked to participate in a mock therapy group. The class will integrate themes from other areas of group studies, such as discussions of general group dynamics, specialty and support groups, psychoeducational groups, and classroom dynamics. Auditing of this course is not permitted. (Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or higher in PSYC-105 or PSYC-106 and PSYC-111 or permission of the instructor).