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SOC 220: Group Dynamics and Counseling

This course introduces the student to using small groups to promote change. Group dynamics and developmental theory are studied in depth. Concepts such as norms, conformity, cohesion and patterns of interaction are covered. Problems such as scapegoating and triangulation are analyzed. The following competencies are taught: screening candidates; composing the group; attending to thoughts and feelings; linking; observing group process; using activities and exercises; and ethical group practice.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; HSW 100 or SOC 100, minimum grade "C"

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