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A Domain of Counselor Education



This LibGuide is your portal to research resources for the study of GROUP WORK.


The domain of GROUP WORK includes studies that provide both theoretical and experiential understandings of group purpose, development, dynamics, theories, methods, skills, and other group approaches in a multicultural society, including all of the following:
a. principles of group dynamics, including group process components, developmental stage theories, group members’ roles and behaviors, and therapeutic factors of group work;
b. group leadership or facilitation styles and approaches, including characteristics of various types of group leaders and leadership styles;
c. theories of group counseling, including commonalities, distinguishing characteristics, and pertinent research and literature;
d. group counseling methods, including group counselor orientations and behaviors, appropriate selection criteria and methods, and methods of evaluation of effectiveness; and
e. direct experiences in which students participate as group members in a small group activity, approved by the program, for a minimum of 10 clock hours over the course of one academic term.

TCNJ Courses

COUN 675 – Group Counseling
Through didactic and experiential learning activities, this course enables students to explore different theoretical approaches to groups; basic principles of group dynamics; ethical, legal, and professional issues, leadership and group development; member roles and functions; lifespan developmental needs; and their own interpersonal styles of behavior.

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