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CPY 7009: Group Psychotherapy & Comm Prc
This course will present strategies for students wishing to integrate religious and spiritual techniques into the practice of group psychotherapy. Group psychotherapy provides a particularly rich therapeutic venue for exploring the theological position of healing as reconciliation to self, others and God through incarnation manifest in the form of kenotic community. The course is designed to provide students with a firm foundation in the theory and practice of group psychotherapy and a theological grounding in social theology. The course will seek to offer students a way to integrate the latest biopsychosocial and spiritual research with psychotherapeutic goals and techniques. Through lecture, discussion, reading and writing assignments, and group participation, students will be exposed to the fundamentals of how groups are defined, formed, maintained, and concluded. Students will be exposed to both psychotherapeutic groups and church based groups as the traditional psychological concept of group is extended to include kenotic community. We will also discuss the role of the group therapist/facilitator, client selection, specialized group therapy, group therapy in different clinical/church settings, and group therapy with diverse populations.

TermCRNCredits Instructor(s)DaysTime DatesLocationFeesOpen
Winter 28034 4 John Thoburn
Final: Wed
Marston Watson Hall 5
Marston Watson Hall 5
$697/cr - Add to Outlook
Restrictions: Clinical Psychology, Theology majors only. Doctoral, Graduate only.