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LP10562: Interpersonal group therapy

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PF 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Portfolio (2400 words) (PF 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This Unit teaches the basic tasks of group facilitation. It aims to introduce the student to Yalom's model of Interpersonal Group Therapy, show the applicability of this model to addictions treatment, compare this model with other group approaches and review evidence evaluating it.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this Unit, students will be able to:
* Describe the relevance of Yalom's model of group therapy to the treatment of addiction.
* Understand the modifications needed to use this model with clients with addiction problems.
* Understand the key evidence supporting the use of group therapy in addictions treatment
* Demonstrate basic skills of a group facilitator in the workplace.

Intellectual Skills
* Analysing how theoretical concepts can be applied to the clinical setting [T/A]
Professional Skills
* The use of appropriate group facilitation skills for this client group [T/A]
* Show awareness of interpersonal dynamics [T/A]
Practical Skills
* Setting of boundaries in group therapy (time, setting, ground rules etc.) [T/F]
Key Skills
* Transfer knowledge and skills across different settings [F]
* Reflect on own performance and respond positively to feedback [F/A]
* Essay research, preparation and writing [F]

This unit is concerned with:
* An Introduction to Yalom's model
* Tasks of the facilitator in Yalom's model
* Basic facilitation skills
* Modifications for addictions treatment.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP10562 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFF09 : FdSc Addictions Counselling (Full-time at Action on Addiction)