Group Facilitation Skills for Healthcare PractitionersAnglia Ruskin University
Price on request
- Cambridge (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Skills and Training
Facilitating therapeutic and work-groups is an essential skill, whether you work with patients, service users or carers. This two-day workshop in Chelmsford is valuable training if you want to develop high-performing teams that effectively deliver therapeutic, clinical supervision and reflective practice groups.
In a well-facilitated group, participants feel supported and will learn from each other in a safe and cohesive environment. They experience a sense of empowerment from shared experience and knowledge, helping them to transform their personal life and/or their professional practice.
Our workshop will be tailored as much as possible to suit your requirements. Overt the course of two days you will:
- develop a critical appreciation of the requirements of facilitating effective groups
- engage in group work, both as a participant and facilitator, learning from your own and others experience
- critically examine the role of facilitator.
We'll cover the following topics:
- the rationale for group work
- group work values, models and research evidence
- developing anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive group work
- awareness of group facilitation styles
- developing a strategy to promote positive group practice
- the process of planning and facilitating a group, and evaluating it
- developing strategies to deal with common problems in groups
- experiencing group dynamics which foster genuine support and learning
Recommended pre-course reading
Brandler, S. and Roman, C.P., 2012. Group Work – Skills and Strategies for effective interventions. Routledge.
Greif, G.L. and Ephross, P.H. (Eds.), 2001. Group work with populations at risk. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Rogers, J., 2012. Facilitating Groups. McGraw Hill Open University Press.