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Working effectively with groups

Working effectively with groups

This whole seminar is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of the principles of group dynamics with an emphasis on group analytic theory and organisational dynamics.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

Full day

School:

School of Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

16th November 2018 at 9am – 5pm

Entry Requirements:

Who should attend?

Anyone who leads teams or works with groups. This can suit those who do not work clinically, but there will be a clinical emphasis.

Maximum number of participants: 25

Course Content

Course Outline:
This whole seminar is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of the principles of group dynamics with an emphasis on group analytic theory and organisational dynamics.

Group psychotherapy as a basic treatment for mental health disorders will be discussed as will a basic introduction as to how group psychotherapy principles are utilised within other therapeutic modalities such a therapeutic communities, mentalisation, dialectical behavioural therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Particular emphasis will be given to the setting up and running of groups and the concept of dynamic administration. There will be the opportunity to engage into an experiential group as part of this seminar to explore in real life some of these concepts.

This seminar is designed to allow you to consider groups and teams as both a clinical application but also a means to consider how groups operate in social settings such as at work, and wider institutional and societal dynamics.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Facilitator
Dr Daniel Anderson

Dr Dan Anderson is a lecturer in psychotherapy at University of Central Lancashire. He is a practicing group analyst and psychodynamic psychotherapist, and worked for 15 years in the NHS and the independent sector as a consultant psychiatrist before leaving this work to become an academic and psychotherapist.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:

- Understand the broad theoretical principles of group dynamics, specifically using group analytic theory
- Understand the use of group psychotherapy as a treatment for mental health disorders (a basic introduction as to how group psychotherapy principles are utilised within other therapeutic modalities such a therapeutic communities, mentalisation, dialectical behavioural therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy).
- Understand the aspects for consideration when setting up and running groups.
- Be able to consider organisational and team factors that alter effective team/group functioning

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

Workshop cost: £90

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Please book via our Online Application System

For further information please contact: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

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Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk