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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Group Counseling (PSY-307)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate tools to work in various settings with a variety of client groups; describe the historical and the current use of groups in social work practice; assess and apply group properties and group processes that occur in a group; investigate the basic techniques for working with diversity in groups; compile the elements to plan for, begin, and conduct a group; compare group processes to achieve the goals and objectives of the group; evaluate the outcome of a group and to use the information to improve group practice; and compare resources available to plan for and establish specific treatment and task groups.


This course explores the skills necessary for group work practice, with emphasis on basic theory about groups and group process. Instruction provides necessary skills for effective practice and focuses on the practice of these skills and examines techniques to deal with the challenges of diversity in groups.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Sciences, Social Work, Addiction Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, or Counseling (8/18) (5/23 revalidation).