APSY-GE 2620: Group Dynamics: Theory and Practice

The primary purposes of this course are to introduce students to the theory of group process and group dynamics underlying the practice of group counseling and the use of groups in a wide range of counselor interventions with children, adolescents, and adults. Students will develop an understanding of group dynamics through lectures, readings, and participation in and observation of ongoing groups. Attention will be given to personal, interpersonal, and group-level dynamics as they occur in groups and to the interdependence of emotions, behavior, and thought in group life.