Advanced Social Work Practice with Groups
This course builds on the introductory clinical groups class by taking a more in-depth look at the integration of theory and practice in clinical group work. This course differentiates between psycho-educational/mutual aid groups and psychotherapeutic social work groups, where skill development and change is the primary aim. It focuses on developing competencies in delivering psychotherapeutic social work groups by critically analyzing some of the commonly used group therapy models and their application. Additionally, this course explores the values, assumptions and ethical issues inherent in group work and addresses issues of power and identity across various social locations.