Essential group leadership skills will be discussed and demonstrated. Skills for the beginning, middle and closing phases will be shown. Much time will be spent on the art of engagement—a key skill in effectively leading groups. Skills for controlling difficult members will be highlighted. Creative leadership skills will be presented along with ways to engage other members while working with one member. Skills for conducting and processing exercises will be demonstrated. You will leave with new ideas.
Participants will cite at least three more ways to be creative in group counseling sessions.
Participants will identify at least three ways to make group counseling more engaging.
Participants will identify at least five creative techniques that work with difficult, mandated clients.
*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate.
Groups advance and become productive or they become stagnant and sick. This session will concentrate on how leaders can help groups develop in dynamic and healthy ways. The specific focus will be on what can be done to help the group stay fluid and focused and deal with difficult situations and members. Attention will especially be on working with counseling and task groups. Attendees will have an opportunity to become involved in simulated group experiences and observations.
Learn how to organize and build and effective counseling group.
Understand how to adjust based on group factors, such as age.
Learn how to help group members develop trust with one another and the group leader(s).