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Addiction and Mental Health Work with Groups

Course Code AMHW-202
Lecture hours per week 2
Lab hours per week 2
Course Availability: Open

Students in this course will work with and in groups to explore theories relevant to group dynamics and group facilitation, including traditional indigenous approaches (such as teaching circles and healing circles). Students will apply these group theories in a classroom/lab setting, where they will examine and experience group dynamics, leadership styles, managing group conflict, as well as forming and facilitating groups. Through participation in lab exercises and simulations, students will reflect on, and differentiate, the dual focus of working in groups: task (content) and process. Students will acquire skills in developing, planning, and facilitating small groups, including skills in working with families/kin, in addiction and mental health service settings while addressing diverse client needs. This course will allow students to develop group leadership and collaborative group work skills, and to critically reflect on interprofessional teamwork and mutual aid/support.