Group Dynamics

Course Number: 
ALSA 136
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 
This course is an introduction to the theory and principles of group process with emphasis on work counseling with clients with substance use disorders. By its very nature a course in group counseling must be experiential. All students will be expected and encouraged to participate in the group activities. 3 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Course Outcomes: 
  • Meet mandated course requirement for Substance/Alcohol Counselor I Certification by Bureau of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Chemical Dependency Certification Board and State Department of Licensing.
  • Introduce students to theoretical framework and skills necessary to leading group process focusing on participants dealing with substance/alcohol abuse