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PSD7046 Group Dynamics

Course Description

Students explore the foundations of group therapy and engage in group process over the course of three quarters. They reflect upon the group dynamics of their ethnographic placement, their own collective experience within the Integrated Professional Seminar (IPS) and the range of perspectives encountered in the assigned academic reading. They also explore the meanings of cultural differences in a group context.

In the Fall quarter, students explore the foundations of group therapy with particular emphasis on the beginning stages of group development. Students also participate in group process with a self-reflective focus on the multicultural course content.

In the Winter quarter, students explore the foundations of group therapy with particular emphasis on the working stages of group development. Students also participate in group process with particular emphasis on self-reflection as well as multicultural and group dynamics related to power, privilege, and oppression.

In the Spring quarter, students explore the foundations of group therapy with particular emphasis on termination, and the closing stages of group development. Students also participate in group process with particular emphasis on self-reflection, as well as clinical considerations of multicultural and group dynamics related to power, privilege, and oppression.