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Course Code: 
PCG 366
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to teach the theory of group counseling to the students.
Course Content: 

A broad understanding of group development, dynamics and counseling theories are explored.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Case Study, 3: Discussion, 4: Demonstration, 5: Group Work 6: Microteaching 7: Problem-Solving
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Supply Type, B: Multiple Choice C: Incomplete D: True/False E: Oral Exam F: Portfolio G: Performance Type I: Report

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Obtain general information about group counseling. 1,2,3,4,5 A,I
2) Distinguish group counseling, group psychotherapy and group guidance 1,2,3,4,5 A,I
3) Gain knowledge about group process 1,2,3,4,5 A,I
4) Learn the basic concepts of group counseling 1,2,3,4,5 A,I
5) Gain knowledge about group leadership 1,2,3,4,5 A,I
6) Learn the techniques of group counseling 1,2,3,4,5 A,I



Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2 Group counseling Group counseling
3 Therapeutic factors Group counseling
4 Interpersonal learning, group cohesiveness Group counseling
5 The leader: Basic tasks Group counseling
6 Working with here and now Group counseling
7 Transference and transparency Group counseling
8 Selection of clients Group counseling
9 The composition of the group Group counseling
10 The beginning of the group Group counseling
11 Advanced group Group counseling
12 Problem clients Group counseling
13 The training of the group leaders Group counseling
14 General Evaluation  



Recommended Sources

Textbook Theory & Practice of Group Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom

Theory & Practice of Group Counseling, Gerald Corey

Additional Resources  



Material Sharing

Documents Additional supplemental materials sent via e-mail. 
Assignments Movie and book analysis, group study and group presentation




Assignment    4 70
Total   70
Total   100



COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having knowledge of past, basic though and principles of the PCG, and implementing PCG X        
2 Comprehending meaning and importance of the coordination, consultation/consulting and supervision in the PCG field, and implementing them   X      
3 Having knowledge of ethical rules accepted by national and international PCG associations, and implementing them       X  
4 Learning to accept everyone as they are / with all kind of features by the multicultural approach       X  
5 Learning theories/information about cultural awareness, cultural social justice, solution of conflicts, and other cultural behaviors; for development and health of human soul, mind and body, and implementing them       X  
6 Learning theories related to the development, learning and personality development so as to facilitate positive development and wellness of individual for his/her life time, and implementing them       X  
7 Understanding the environmental factors affecting normal and abnormal behaviors, psychopathology, disability conditions and crisis during his/her development process,     X    
8 Learning and implementing the career consulting, processes, techniques and sources, career development and decision-making model so as to include those applied to certain groups in the global economy         X
9 Learning psychological consulting theories, being aware and use of intervention techniques suitable for counselees in practice     X    
10 Learning group process, roles and behaviors of group members, group working, therapeutic factors, and principles and techniques of group dynamics containing developmental stages     X    
11 Learning varieties and skills of being group leader and implementing them         X
12 Gaining understanding to assess individual and group approaches within framework of multicultural society       X  
13 Comprehending and implementing standardized and non-standardized tests containing the environmental assessment, performance assessment, individual and group assessments and inventory methods, psychological testing, and behavioral observations, as well as basic concepts of other assessment techniques       X  
14 Learning qualitative and quantitative scientific research methods, comprehending importance to make research in the field of PCG and to present results in written, and implementing them       X  
15 Learning how to use internet and technology for accessing information, sharing information, professional development and data analysis       X  
16 Sticking to confidentiality principle in the PCG services, believing that benefiting from the PCG services is open to everyone for their life time on voluntarily basis         X
17 Understanding the barriers before education of students who need special education and supporting students in these fields         X




Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 3 45
Mid-terms 2 6 12
Assignments 2 12 24
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     129
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5.16
ECTS Credit of the Course     6