ADC438: Group Counseling (undergrad section of graduate course)

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of group counseling with a particular focus on groups for addiction recovery. Students will learn about the different types of groups used in counseling, including psychoeducational, support, and process groups. The course will cover the stages of group development, group dynamics, leadership styles, and ethical and legal issues in group counseling. Through readings, case studies, and experiential learning activities, students will develop practical skills in facilitating group sessions, building rapport, managing conflicts, and promoting positive group interactions. Overall, this course aims to prepare students for effective group counseling practice, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to work with diverse populations and facilitate positive change in group settings. Students will be trained in unique Christian approaches to group counseling to use in appropriate contexts.


Available to undergraduates with 90+ credits and a 3.5+ GPA.


Course Materials & Tuition

Corey, M. S., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2017). Groups: Process and Practice (10th edition). Cengage Learning. Hook, J.P, Hook, J. N., & Davis, D.E. (2017).
Helping Groups Heal: Leading Groups in the Process of Transformation (First edition). Templeton Press.  Velasquez, M. M., Crouch, C., Stephens, N. S., & DiClemente, C. C. (2015).
Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages-of-Change Therapy Manual (Second edition). The Guilford Press.
$41.99 (eText rental)

Total Cost of Course$883.98