Cost for the Twelve Hours of Training*: £120 or £60 for DAA volunteers
This training aims to introduce participants to the theory and practice of working with and in groups. It aims to offer both theoretical input and experiential learning. It will offer four linked three hour sessions. It is aimed at those who now or in the future may want to be involved in facilitating groups, at Daa or elsewhere, but also those who would just like to increase their knowledge of groups, recognizing we are all part of these. Initially it is open to Daa volunteers but if spaces are available may be open to others. The maximum group size is ten participants.
To enable maximum possibility of attendance these sessions will be held on 4 Saturday mornings between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm. The ticket cost shown is for all 4 training days.
11th February Tutor: Professor Michael Jacobs
Some theoretical understanding of groups; and some difficulties in running groups
25th February Tutor: Professor Michael Jacobs
Roles in groups. This session will explore the roles people can take in groups and the implications of this, and will also consider the stages in group development.
11th March Tutor: Dr Zoë Pool
Creating a group: selecting group members; creating group guidelines and beginning the group. Exploring styles of facilitation and types of groups- open ended, closed and others.
25th March Tutor: Dr Zoë Pool
Maintaining the group: members leaving and joining; dealing with conflicts and other issues. Considering group work at Daa.
Michael is an experienced author, trainer, practitioner and academic. He has run therapeutic groups and taught about them and has worked extensively with the voluntary sector and in Universities.
He is currently a patron and supervisor at DAA.
Zoë is the Service Director for DAA. She has worked as a practitioner, trainer and supervisor for many years. Zoë has set up and facilitated groups in a variety of therapeutic settings.
N.B Participants who commit to facilitate a therapeutic group for DAA in 2017 and beyond will receive a partial refund of the course fee. (Amount to be confirmed)
Tea and Coffee will be provided. Lunch not included.
Refunds will be offered before 11th January. We retain a £10 admin fee.