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Group therapy and working with groups


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This new short course, Group Therapy and Working with Groups, introduces you to a psychoanalytic understanding of the unconscious processes at play in group situations. We will also examine psychosocial themes, including:

  • considering how internalised social meanings and power dynamics influence the way that individuals behave within groups
  • considering the way that the group itself as a discrete entity functions.

You will explore your own experience of being a member of familial, friendship and workplace groups as a means of applying theory to experiential understanding. The theory and practice of therapeutic work with groups will be investigated, drawing out the similarities and differences between individual and group clinical practice.

This 10-hour course is designed as an introductory taster for those who have no previous knowledge or experience of group therapy.

This course is non-credit bearing, so carries no credit points.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.