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PSRT 1103 - Group Intervention for People with Disabilities

( 2 :2 :0 ) 3 credits

Groups are an integral part of psychiatric rehabilitation and occupational therapy service delivery.  This course provides students with an understanding of the basic elements of group dynamics and prepares students with the skills needed to become an effective group facilitator.  Classroom lectures provide students with information about types of groups and an overview of group dynamics including the stages of group development, group member roles, group norms, and group leadership. Laboratory experiences equip students with skills needed to plan and implement group interventions that address the needs of clients with various disabilities and use a collaborative team approach.Students learn to provide feedback to group members and evaluate the group process.There is an emphasis on teaching students to facilitate skills training groups for people with psychiatric disabilities.