Topic:-Facilitation.

Assignment 2: Group Facilitation (25%)
Purpose:
To co

facilitate a seminar group discussion
based
on a peer reviewed journal article
while
applying
principles of group theory
to plan, facilitate and
critically
reflect on the group
experience.
Process:
In partner
s, choose
one
relevant
peer

reviewed
journal article that supports
counselling in health care.
Topic areas must reflect
course content in the week you facilitate
your group (See schedule

Units 7

10 include, Cognitive

Behavioural interventions,
Trauma
Interventions,
Loss and Grief, & Addictions).
Components of the assignment include:
1.
Group Facilitation Plan (group submission): 5%
2.
Group Fac
ilitation (group submission): 10
%
3.
Group Facilitation Critical Reflection
(individual submission): 10
%
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Facilitation of the seminar groups will last between 30

40 minutes, scheduled weekly
throughout the second half of the term (unit 7

10).
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During the first few weeks of seminars
, in partners
,
s
tudents will sign up for a date & unit
topic to
plan and facilit
ate their group
.
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Technology may be used (i.e. PowerPoint) but is not required. Students are encouraged
to focus on facilitating a reflective group process (
this is not a teaching session!
). If
students choose to use technology, it is their responsibility
to bring and set up the
equipment needed.
Steps:
1.
Preparation:
(in partners)
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Familiarize
your
self with
required
&
optional
readings about group theory
and the unit
theory for the week selected
.
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Conduct
a review of literature
to find an appropriate
peer

reviewed journal
article that
supports counselling in health care
, ensuring that it connects to the
chosen unit
topic
.
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At least 2 weeks prior to scheduled group, seek approval of
your
chosen article from
your
seminar facilitator (in person or e

mail
).
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Consults with other group on assigned week to ensure no overlap of
planned
activities/content
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As a partner group
,
reviews unit theory for week selected, then
develops and
submits
Group Facilitation Plan
to seminar facilitator at least 1 week prior to scheduled seminar
with complete details of plan
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Note: your plan must honour safety principles and trauma

informed practice
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Submit
a
copy of
the
article to
your
facilitator and seminar group members at least
1
week prior to scheduled discussion.
NOTE:
All seminar group members are required to
review the article prior to the seminar. Student preparation will be noted within the
mandatory seminar performance mark for this course.
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If the facilitator provides feed
back prior to your scheduled group the feedback must be
incorporated into your plan (i.e. safety issues)
2.
Facilitated Group
Structure
: (minimum 30 minutes

maximum 40 minutes)
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On
the
scheduled day
of your group
,
your will
co

facilitate the group discussion
within
seminar
during
the
assigned time
,
maintaining principles of group theory and facilitation.
Note:
Your group facilitation plan is a guide and depending on group dynamics,
the
structure
may need to change
as the
grou
p
process unfolds
.
See rubric for evaluation
criteria.
Group Facilitation
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Provides a clear
introduction/
opening
to the group, with a
lead

in activity that honours
group developmental
stage and connects to unit
topic.
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Engages
seminar group
in
a
brief
di
scussion
of journal article selected with
facilitators
identifying their
1) rationale for choice of article, 2) relevance to nursing and CNUR 201
Counselling and Therapeutic Use of Groups
content
, and 3) connection to course
concepts and
specific unit
theory
for the week
.
?
Works in partnership to
c
o

facilitate group discussion,
reflection of
the
journal
article
chosen
, and unit topic
?
Maintains principles of effective group facilitation
?
Displays effective communication skills
(OARS)
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Engages group
reflection on the topic area
including critical learning elements for the
selected unit
?
L
ead
s
a discussion
and/
or facilitate
s
an experiential exercise to highlight the article, etc.
(
Brainstorm your ideas with your facilitator and be creative!
)
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Encourages
group participation
?
Summarizes main themes of discussion
?
Provides effective closure to grou
p discussion (i.e. circle out or
closure reflection)
3.
Critical Reflection
:
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Individually
submit
s
a written Critical Reflection
within
one week
.
See
page 5

6
for mark
distribution and details.

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