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This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of group behaviour and cognitive behaviour therapy.  It focuses  on the process of designing a group including:  assessing clients at intake, identifying goals, monitoring progress of group members, assigning homework, and establishing transfer and maintenance of learned skills.  In addition, the impact of group process and the analysis and resolution of issues surrounding process will be explored. The impact of the group as compared to individual therapy and counselling approaches in supporting behaviour change will be discussed. In the latter half of the class, behavioural and cognitive behavioural groups which focus on particular client disorders will be reviewed and students will write a group plan for a particular disorder and/or client population.

Prerequisite(s): PSYC29DG