2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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PSYC 215 Group Experience (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Formerly PSYCH 215

Prerequisite A grade of 1.5 or better in PSYC& 100 , or SSMH 100 , or SSMH 170  or instructor permission.

Course Description
Small group theory and practice designed to further develop the student’s ability to lead counseling groups in the social service/mental health professions. Active listening, group dynamics and group theory in psychology.

Student Outcomes
1. Recognize, demonstrate and explain key terms and concepts from the Person-Centered Counseling model.
2. Apply the theoretical concepts discussed in outcome 1 by using them to facilitate an in-class group, under the supervision of the instructor.
3. Select and use recognized counseling approaches and be able to articulate the usefulness of the given approach(es) in specific group counseling situations.
4. Select and use specific counseling techniques learned in the class and be able to articulate the utility of the given technique(s) in specific group counseling situations.
5. Articulate his or her own counseling strengths and limitations relative to leadership of group counseling sessions and integrate feedback from the supervisor and group members.
6. Conduct at least one in-class counseling group utilizing the client-centered model of Carl Rogers.
7. Effectively use the active listening skills learned in the course.

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