Group Process - Year 1

Module code: AE2231

Module co-ordinator: TBC

The Group Process module provides a learning environment in which you can feel safe and secure enough to explore aspects of your own personal development that relate to your professional development as a drug and alcohol worker or counsellor. You will have the opportunity to explore your own values, beliefs, attitudes and prejudices which may have an impact on your relationships with others in a personal or employment context.

Topics covered

  • The use of insight in understanding human communication
  • Giving and receiving appropriate critical feedback constructively
  • Dynamics of small groups and the process of change
  • Forming good, supportive, challenging and trusting relationships with others
  • Issues of difference in a group and the impact these can have on attitudes, beliefs and personal development


  • Participation in a personal awareness group facilitated by an experienced group work tutor
  • One-day workshop that will focus on curative factors in groups and the process of change


  • Reflective essay, 2,000 words (100%)