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Class information

AD152 Group Counsel and Addiction

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  • CRN: 42588
  • Credits: 3
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Class materials


No textbooks required

Open educational resources (OER)

The following free or inexpensive materials are used for this class:

Details about this class

Hello and Welcome, 

This class is a culmination of many years of education and experience. We meet for the first 6 weeks remotely on Friday's. The following 4-5 weeks are in person for the final practice components of the course. 

This course emphasizes the skills required to be an effective group counselor. Students will gain basic knowledge of what forms a group, and then learn how to run groups that foster positive interactions. Students will learn the different types of groups but practice specializing in the facilitation of psychoeducational and process groups. 

The book we use is entitled TIP 41: Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy, but it is not required and you can find it for free online from SAMHSA.org. 

By the end of the term, all students will have had a chance to facilitate running two different groups along with practicing the skills needed to support and encourage clients to engage. 


This class is an in-person class. Students are still required to access and utilize D2L platform for assignment submissions, updates and quizzes. 

Online class information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Online based classes please visit the Disability Services website.