Certificate in group facilitation - therapeutic and non-therapeutic
Every group has a distinct character and power and is always more than the sum of its individual parts. Facilitating groups can be like journeying without a map – often difficult, intense, challenging and stimulating.
Group facilitators can become the receptacle for the group’s negativity and projections. The course aims to elicit each member’s unique ability and develop their confidence in facilitating groups – by exploring with them their ability to use themselves to harness the strength of the group to empower individual members.
This seven day (one weekend per month and one Saturday) training will cover the following:
- Theory and practice of group facilitation.
- Group facilitation skills.
- Group processes and stages of group development.
- Roles and dynamics within groups.
- Styles, role and tasks of the group facilitator.
- Use of self (personal attributes and contributions you bring to groups and group facilitation).
- Assessment for groups.
- Conflict resolution.
- Differences and diversity and group facilitation.
- Co-facilitation skills.
- Setting up groups.
- Skills and practice.
Participants wishing to facilitate therapeutic groups will need to have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience and be currently working as a counsellor or psychotherapist. Hold a diploma level in counselling or psychotherapy qualification, or equivalent.
Participants wishing to facilitate non-therapeutic groups: This course is suitable for anyone wishing to improve leading, working with or training groups/teams. E.g. coaches, trainers and those who have group work experience and are facilitating workshops and training courses.
Prior experience of facilitating groups is needed in order to attend.
About the host
This course is facilitated by Shirani Situnayake (NCS accred.) and Maya Gagni (MBACP and NCS accred.)
Spirit Project runs a number of courses. Further information can be found in: