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MHT 2111 Group Dynamics I

Introduction to interpersonal dynamics in therapeutic groups. Awareness of group leadership skills and personal issues affecting participation. Discussion groups promote personal learning while providing experiential awareness of stages of group development. History of the group work method. Factors in group composition. Professional ethics. Practice in group facilitation.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Mental Health and Addiction Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: MHT 1201 AND Restricted to Majors 


  • Identify stages of group development, types of therapeutic groups, and the advantages and disadvantages of the group work method. Describe the nature and importance of numerous group dynamics and the impact each of these has on individual and group behavior.
  • Name, describe, and differentiate between each of the 12 universal core issues. Analyze and articulate one's own life experience in term of each of the universal core issues.
  • Name and describe the key components of a theory of emotions and articulate one's own emotional processes utilizing this taxonomy.
  • Identify and abide by professional standards and ethics practices of group work.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 4