Group Methods Including Gerontology

COURSE INFORMATION:

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student
  • Textbook: Group Work Practice, An Integration of Experience, Theory and Practice, Thomson Publishing, Edcil Wickham, William Pelech, Robert Basso
    Group Treatment In Social Work An Integration of Experience, Theory and Practice Edcil Wickham, Thompson Publishing

Course Fees: $975.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 65 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education
Registration: Nativetc.com



COURSE OVERVIEW

This course will build upon skills and knowledge gained in Social Services – Family and Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Communication, Basic Counselling and Interviewing Methods and Community Mental Health Case Management. In this course students will develop skills in the application of group work required for community service work practice. Students examine important aspects of group work, including organization of groups, group leadership, stages of group process, and group interventions. Students also learn how to develop a group program geared to the needs of their group participants. Student group simulation and participation in small groups provide opportunities to practice techniques and develop skills in facilitation.


TRAINING LOCATIONS

North Bay Campus or Online – www.nativetc.com


Part 1: Explain various group work intervention skills for clients with dementia
Part 2: Employ strategies to plan, implement and evaluate services and programs

Skill Competencies: Demonstrate working with older adults to assist them in setting goals that promote optimal functioning, well-being and quality of life. Employ strategies to plan, implement and evaluate services and programs in response to identified needs and goals of older adults. Demonstrate functioning effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provision of relevant services and programs for older adults.

Knowledge Competencies: Identify the needs, strengths and resources of older adults to assist them in setting goals that promote optimal functioning, well-being and quality of life. List the steps required to plan, implement and evaluate services and programs in response to identified needs and goals of older adults. Describe the essential elements of functioning effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provision of relevant services and programs for older adults.