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ERIC Number: ED459390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Group Therapy Training in a Doctoral Program.
Caffaro, John
This document describes a program at the California School of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles that provides a three-semester sequence of group therapy courses to counseling students. In the students' final year, they are required to take an advanced clinical course titled Advanced Group Process. The course synthesizes didactic methods for teaching theory, experiential methods for developing applied clinical and interpersonal skills, and offers opportunities for self-awareness. Instructional methods include assigned readings; class discussion; weekly reaction papers; and self-evaluation of co-leadership class activities. Each component of the course makes use of reflecting teams and peer learning in-groups. The first 9 weeks consist of instruction and simulated learning group experiences. The following 9 weeks are devoted to student co-leaders conducting an in-class process learning group. During the final course period outside, students participate in a learning group. The experience gives students the opportunity to see and hear their peers conduct supervision and allows instructors to hear how the students are incorporating material presented in the class readings, lectures, and discussions on group psychotherapy. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)