Group treatment

Study level: Graduate study programme in psychology
Language: Croatian
Semester: 2nd (summer)
Status: elective
Form of instruction with class hours: 30 hours of lectures, 30 hours practical work. The course is based on the experiential learning model.
Student evaluation: oral exam

Course description

Group and group treatment. Relations between individual and group treament. Classification of treatment groups. Planning treatment groups. Phases of treatment group development. Level of interventions in treatment groups: intrapersonal, interpersonal, interventions in the environemnt. Creative techniques in group treamtnet. Specifics of group structure and processes. Informal roles of group members. Conflicts in grouops. Role and function of group leader focused on socio-emotional relations amogn group members and meeting individual and group goals. Co-leadership. Ethnica questions of group treatment. Evaluations of group treatment. Evaluation models. Evaluaation as an intrevention. Specifics of group treatment with non-voluntary clients. Overview of group treatment in practice. This course advances the principles of client empowerment and develops humanistic values, such as mutual responsibility, rights to involvement and acceptance, free expression and respect, differences, freedom of choice.

Course objectives

The students will understand the group treatment from a psychosocial perspective. They will understand the dynamics of development and outcomes of informal roles in a group. They will experience interactive group leadership. They will master the skills of planning and leading groups, assessment and evaluation of group treatments.

Required Readings

Ajdukovic, M. (1997.) Grupni pristup u psihosocijalnom radu. Zagreb: Društvo za psihološku pomoc.

Recommended Readings
Journal Group work