Singapore University of Social Sciences

Theory and Practice of Group Counselling

Theory and Practice of Group Counselling (COU567)

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


The course provides in-depth overview of 10 group theories and how to put these into practice. Students will learn about group processes, application to the stages of a group and also how to apply group counseling to multicultural, ethical and school contexts. The final goal is to equip students with the knowledge and skills for effective group counseling. The module presents and active, multi-sensory approach to group counseling. It introduces participants to group dynamics and therapeutic forces of the group process.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Introduction to Groupwork
  • Qualities of a Group Leader
  • Initial stage of group
  • Forming of group
  • Two mockup class group
  • Pre-group task
  • Multicultural Counselling
  • Ethics in groupwork
  • 11 Therapeutic/Curative factors
  • Two Mockup class group
  • HERE & NOW" concept in groupwork
  • Co-Facilitation in groupwork
  • Transitional stage of Group
  • How to create activities for groupwork
  • Two Mockup class group
  • Working stage of group
  • Termination stage of group
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Learning Outcome

  • Corey, M.S. et al. (2014). Groups - Processes and Practice 9th Edition USA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning.
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