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  1. Introduction 0 items
    This course is an introduction to group work and working with groups from a psychodynamic perspective and aims to provide students with the basic understanding, techniques and skills needed to engage professionally in therapeutic orientated groups in the workplace. In the first seven seminars students will build upon their knowledge of groups, explore the historical background and development of group work and go on to consider specific issues such as dealing with troubling behaviour, gangs and groups, issues of interpretation, insight and corrective emotional experience, as well as considering staff support groups and the issues with engaging in these. Student will also form a group led by the seminar tutor in order to gain first hand experience of group participation. They will form a group, agree upon its structure and boundaries, and form sub-groups with a set task to work upon independently. In the final three weeks students will gain further experience of group participation by engaging in and leading a series of workshops designed around group activities and exercises. Alongside their theoretical knowledge, they will learn experientially about the dilemmas of participation in groups while also developing a set of resources for the future. Learning outcomes: By the end of the module students will have: 1. Gained knowledge about the origins and development of group work 2. Gained knowledge about the aims and benefits of working in groups 3. Gained a basic theoretical understanding of psychodynamic processes in groups 4. Become aware of unconscious processes in groups 5. Gained further experience of participating in a group and learned about specific activities and exercises equipping them to lead or support group work in the future
  2. Week 16: Introduction to Groups: Structures and Aims 5 items
    1. Seminar 1 4 items
      1. Essential Reading 4 items
        1. Working with children in groups: a handbook for counsellors, educators and community workers - Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard, dawsonera 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Read Chapter: ‘Why run groups’

        2. Working with children in groups: a handbook for counsellors, educators and community workers - Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard, dawsonera 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Types of Groups'

    2. Workshops 1 item
      1. Forming a whole group Boundaries

  3. Week 17: Introduction to Therapeutic Groups: origins and development of group work 3 items
    1. Seminar 1 2 items
      1. Essential Reading 2 items
        1. Group work with children and adolescents: a handbook - Kedar Nath Dwivedi 1993

          Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Introduction'

        2. Group work with children and adolescents: a handbook - Kedar Nath Dwivedi 1993

          Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Historical Development of Group Psychotherapy’ by McGath, P.

    2. Workshops 1 item
      1. Whole Group meeting Setting the task for Sub-groups

  4. Week 18: Skills and Techniques in Group work 2 items
    1. Seminar 1 1 item
      1. Essential Reading 1 item
        1. Active analytic group therapy for adolescents - John Evans

          Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Limit setting or classroom control'

    2. Workshops 1 item
      1. Whole Group meeting and Sub-group work

  5. Week 19: Dealing with Gangs 3 items
    1. Seminar 1 2 items
      1. Essential Reading 2 items
        1. Waiting to be found : papers on children in care / edited by Andrew Briggs ; foreword by Margaret Rustin. 2012

          Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Group Gangs states of mind' by Canham, H

        2. Waiting To Be Found: Papers on Children in Care - Andrew Briggs 2018

          Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Group Gangs states of mind' by Canham, H

    2. Workshops 1 item
      1. Whole Group meeting and Sub-group work

  6. Week 20: Historical and Conceptual Development of Group Work 3 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. Group work with children and adolescents: a handbook - Kedar Nath Dwivedi 1993

        Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Conceptual Framework'

    2. Workshops 1 item
      1. Whole Group meeting and Sub-group work

  7. Week 21: The Group Process and Interpretation 3 items
    1. Seminar 1 2 items
      1. Active Analytic Group Therapy for Adolescents - John Evans

        Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Catharsis, a Corrective Emotional Experience, Universality and Spectator Therapy'

      2. Active Analytic Group Therapy for Adolescents - John Evans

        Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Insight and Interpretation'

    2. Workshops 1 item
      1. Whole Group meeting and Sub-group work

  8. Week 22: Staff support Groups and Group Process 3 items
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
      1. Staff support groups in the helping professions : principles, practice and pitfalls / edited by Phil Hartley and David Kennard.

        Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Why it can be difficult to ask for support, especially if you work in a caring profession’

      2. Staff support groups in the helping professions: principles, practice, and pitfalls - Phil Hartley, David Kennard, EBSCOhost ebook collection 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Read Chapter: 'Why it can be difficult to ask for support, especially if you work in a caring profession’

    2. Workshops 1 item
      1. Whole Group meeting and Sub-group work

  9. Week 23 1 item
    1. Seminars 1 item
      1. Student Workshop – Activities

  10. Week 24 1 item
    1. Seminars 1 item
      1. Student Workshop – Activities – Essay Preparation

  11. Week 25 2 items
    1. Seminar 1 1 item
      1. Student Workshop – Activities

    2. Workshops 1 item
      1. Review

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