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Group Dynamics: Processes & Development

Course Code CYWP-117
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

Child and Youth Workers are specialists in facilitating change in children and youths who are  experiencing a range of social, emotional, or behavioural challenges in their lives. CYWs  need to use strategies that include counselling and group work. They will be working with  increasingly larger and more diverse groups.

This course will examine the theoretical aspects of group process in the practice of Child  and Youth Work. The learner will gain knowledge of recognizing the elements of an  effective group to include the stages, roles, leadership, communication patterns, and  essential components that contribute to group dynamics. In class activities will contribute to  the student’s ability to participate in small group process.

Prerequisite: CYWP102