Courses Catalogue

Elements Of Group And Family Counselling

COURSE CODE: DGC 1203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Guidance and Counselling, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

This course introduces to the students the dynamics of family and other groups; the problems and challenges therein as well as the suggested solutions for counselors. The course examines the application of differing styles of counseling groups, couples and families, stressing practice in simultaneously working with more than one individual. The primary focus is on the approaches, strategies, and interventions employed in counseling various combinations of persons in relationships. 

COURSE AIM

The course aims at providing a platform for students to explore and experience the various forms of counseling groups and family, including persons in marriage, work relationships, friends and extended family members. 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end this course, students should be able to:

  • Apply the major theoretical approaches in systematic family therapy
  • Explain the therapeutic interventions for a range of situations in relationship counseling.
  • Describe the role played by gender and power in group and family, relationships and possible therapeutic interventions.
  • Provide counseling for groups and families.
  • Demonstrate therapeutic interventions for a range of situations encountered in relationship counseling. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role played by gender and power in group and family relationships and possible therapeutic interventions. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate counseling techniques relevant to groups and couples with racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity

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