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HHE5340 Support Group Facilitation

Course Description

Students gain both a theoretical understanding of support groups as well as practical knowledge with respect to planning and facilitating a support group. We discuss the differences between support groups and other kinds of educational or therapeutic groups, look at the particular skills a facilitator must cultivate, and talk about common issues and problems. Each week the students work on one aspect of developing their own group so that by the end of the course they have created a session-by-session model of a support group on a theme of their choice.

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