Group Work Training with Prof. Michael Jacobs and Dr Zoë Pool

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Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University

89 Holdenhurst Road

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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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.

Provisional Programme

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.

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89 Holdenhurst Road

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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