The Group Counselling Course is a 4-day experiential course that includes knowledge, skills and experiences deemed necessary for facilitating counselling group programs. The course examines the scope of practice, skills used, group development, group processes and dynamics, group leadership, and standards of training and practice for group leaders.

Outcomes include:

  • Practice of effective communication skills when working in group setting
  • Improved management of conflict within the group
  • Greater confidence to monitor and respond to group dynamics
  • Greater confidence to monitor and respond to safety concerns for self and group members
  • Greater use of multisensory tools
  • Appropriate and effective use of strengths based approaches in group learning
  • Appropriately respond to a range of demonstrated and expressed emotions within groups
  • Select and apply a range of groups counselling strategies and interventions
  • Deliver interventions in a way that is sensitive to special needs of clients ( gender, age, socioeconomic status, culture/race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, family of origin, larger systems issues of the client)
  • Apply systemic theory and practice
  • Formulate hypotheses about presenting client problems
  • Able to work with voluntary and involuntary clients
  • Ability to modify or adapt group interventions
  • Evaluation of techniques used in group counselling. 
When: Thursday & Friday 18-19 January and Monday & Tuesday 22-23 January 2018 from 9.30am to 4.30pm
Where: CatholicCare Training Room, Mary Potter Building, 2C West St, (corner Thomas St), Lewisham NSW 2049 
Cost: $800.00 (IGL members) or $1,000.00 (non IGL members) - (GST is not applicable). Morning tea and lunch is provided. Please email if you have any special dietary requirements.
To register: Register and complete payment below. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed. 
Facilitator: Andrew King

Andrew is a leading group work specialist in community services, counselling and health. A respected author of multiple text books and training programs, he has devoted a large part of his career to group work and working with men, fathering and domestic violence. As a research practitioner Andrew is known for his focus on generativity and sharing his knowledge using a strengths-based approach. He has published a range of articles on group work leadership in the Australian context and facilitates national and international training workshops. He regularly lectures on Group Processes in Counselling at Australian Catholic University in Sydney. Andrew is currently the Practice Specialist, Groupwork and Community Education Manager at Relationships Australia, NSW.




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