NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
HMS 141-142 - GROUP DYNAMICS I-II (3 CR.)  (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Examines the stages of group development, group dynamics, the role of the leader in a group, and recognition of the various types of group processes.  Discusses models of group dynamics that occur as a result of group membership dynamics.  Students will be expected to integrate prior knowledge & skills from HMS 251-252 - Substance Abuse I-II  and HMS 121 - Counseling Skills I.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The course is designed to fulfill, in part, the requirements for the AAS degree in Human Services/Substance Abuse, and in part, to meet state certification requirements in Substance Abuse.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Prerequisites are  HMS 251-252 - Substance Abuse I-II  and HMS 121 - Counseling Skills I.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

A. Self-exploration of personally relevant material

B. Responding to group members

C. Personalizing with self:

1. defining problems and personal goals
2. defining deficits, assets and values


D. Using confrontation in groups with the chemically dependent client (including self)

E. Using the skill of self-disclosure

F. Responding with immediacy (between group members)

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED A. Students will maintain a weekly journal (log) of their personal experience as a group member.

B. Students are required to identify and share one or more personal problems or issues during the life of the group.

C. Students will take action on personal insights acquired in the group through relevant homework.

D. Students must attend all classes.

E. Students will complete a minimum of two observations of counseling groups within a human service agency.

    F. Students must meet at least twice as a group away from the classroom.
G. Students must use video equipment for processing feedback for group members. March 1988

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