Singapore University of Social Sciences

Group Facilitation and Group Counselling

Group Facilitation and Group Counselling (COU206)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Group Facilitation and Group Counselling presents an active, multi-sensory approach to group counselling. It builds on Group Theory and Group Dynamics, and focuses on applying the therapeutic forces in the group process for group facilitation and counselling. The emphasis is on experiential learning of group facilitation and counselling through role-plays and other hands-on activities. Students also learn and practise group facilitation, leadership and counselling skills through conducting group sessions in their class.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • The theory behind the practice of group counselling
  • Overview of types of groups and approaches to group counselling
  • Therapeutic factors in groups
  • Forming a group: Pre-group stage
  • Initial stage of group development
  • Transition stage of group development
  • Working stage of group development
  • Ending stage of group development and handling issues in termination
  • Developing group leadership competence
  • The group counsellor as a person
  • The group counsellor as a professional
  • Dealing with ethical and professional issues in group counselling

Learning Outcome

  • Review different types of groups (B2)
  • Examine the theoretical bases for group counselling (B4)
  • Discuss therapeutic factors in the group process (B2)
  • Develop a framework for conceptualising group developmental stages and processes (B3)
  • Analyse group dynamics to identify professional issues and their implications for counselling (B4)
  • Apply theories in group counselling to plan appropriate intervention strategies (B3)
  • Demonstrate skills and techniques in leading groups (B3)
  • Appraise ethical and professional issues in group counselling (B4)
  • Develop intervention strategies to resolve conflicts and issues that may impede the group process (B3)
  • Examine one’s own effectiveness in leading groups (B4)
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