Group Counseling Training
A Restorative Practice
Basic group counseling skills training for all those involved with group management, house meetings, counseling groups, therapy groups or other specialized group work. An essential part of the counseling process is to help the youth or family member articulate the feeling or thought – putting it to words. In a group format, trainees will learn the group counseling skills to foster open and expressive communication. Barriers to interpersonal effectiveness covers anxiety and fear, shyness, self-blame, stereotyping and prejudice, as well as the importance of optimism in overcoming potential barriers. Those who are hyperactive, oppositional, or disruptive often attempt to defeat the group dynamic. Training will benefit group leaders, co-leaders and other adult participants at all professional levels. This training will provide trainees much needed skills in using Restorative Practices interventions.
Purpose of the Group Self-Disclosure / Boundaries
Kinds of Groups Stopping Harmful Comments
Leadership Styles Establishing Focus
Processing Activities Problem Solving
Leadership roles and Boundaries Behavior Disorder
Stages of Group Types of Behavioral Therapy
Big Picture Planning Dealing with Acting Out
Mistakes in Planning Restorative Practices
Active Listening/Reflection Closing the Group
Ethics and Moral Reasoning
Effective Treatment Programs for juvenile offenders and anti-social youth need Moral Reasoning training. Moral Reasoning is a developmental situation. Anti-social behavior reflects a delay in moral reasoning and ego-centric bias. The aim of the training is to remediate that developmental delay.
Connecting with youth, family and community.