Group Process Guidelines for Leading Groups and Classes

 

20 PDP hours

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Instructors

Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
suemac@bu.edu



Description

Many group leaders are new to the process of leading groups; and many group leaders were never formally trained in the skills of conducting a group, but rather they learned how to run a group on-the-job by observing a co-worker or a supervisor. This online seminar provides some guidelines for teachers and leaders of groups that are knowledge-based or skills-based.

Regardless of the type of group being led; all groups require the leaders to perform skills before the group in preparation for the group or class, during the group while conducting the group or teaching the class, and after the group for following-up the group or class activities. This online seminar is organized into lectures that outline these preparation, delivery, and follow-up skills. Information is included that explains this series of group process skills as well as some examples and exercises to practice the skills. One lecture is devoted to promoting peer leadership and specifically discusses the unique skills that peer leaders bring to a group or class.

Throughout the online seminar, you will be asked to think of a group or class that you currently lead or are planning to lead in the future. Be specific about identifying a particular group or class that will be the focus for your practice exercises throughout this online seminar. At the end of each lecture is a checklist that may be used by individual group leaders as a self-assessment tool to assess their own group process skills, and it may be used by supervisors as an evaluation tool.

Goals

It is anticipated that seminar participants will achieve the following goals. Participants will learn how to:

  • Plan for a group or class activity
  • Conduct a group or class activity
  • Encourage participation
  • Promote peer leadership
  • Follow up a group or class activity


Instructor

Sue McNamara Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP, began her career in 1978 providing services for people with psychiatric disabilities in community programs, and in 1985 she began teaching the skills of psychiatric rehabilitation to providers in the mental health field. For 15 years, Ms. McNamara worked as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. She has co-authored several articles and curricula on psychiatric rehabilitation. Currently, Ms. McNamara is the Director of the Professional Development Program, which offers various options for continuing education through the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She also works as the Product Specialist in the Publications Division at the Center, and is involved in developing and marketing products, monitoring inventory and sales, and providing customer service.

Boston University
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
940 Commonwealth Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-358-2574
E-mail: suemac@bu.edu

Textbooks

There are no required texts for this course.

Requirements

After participating in the online seminar, participants will be required to pass a 50-question test with 70% or better.

Send the completed test and online seminar evaluation form to:

Sue McNamara, MS, CRC, CPRP
Director, Professional Development Program
Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
940 Commonwealth Avenue West, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

After successful completion of the test and the evaluation form is received, you will be awarded a certificate of participation for 20 PDP hours. Professional Development Program hours may be used for continuing education purposes.

 

Registration

You may register for the online course at any time and complete the course at any time — there are no time requirements at all.

Cost: $100

Registration provides access to the course lecture pages and downloadable course handouts and materials.

If you would like a printed copy of the Group Process Guidelines workbook added to your Group Process Course Registration, just pay the shipping cost:

Group Process Guidelines book $34.95 FREE (+$10 inside U.S.)
Group Process Guidelines book $34.95 FREE (+$30 outside U.S.)

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