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Professional Certificate in Group Facilitation Skills


This module is designed to assist the participants in gaining a deeper understanding of group counselling.




Course Details

This five-day training program offers an introduction to the theory and practice of group facilitation. The course is designed to help health practitioners develop an understanding of group dynamics, as well as adding group facilitation to their repertoire of skills.


The programme provides well-balanced combination of theory and experiential learning. Each day of the course will consist of theoretical, practical and process orientated components.


All learning will take place in a group setting and will offer participants opportunities to reflect on their own experiences of and in groups and on their professional practice. The course gives unique opportunity for counselors and health professionals to gain a basic understanding of both conscious and unconscious processes and dynamics that permeate all groups.


Next Start Date: TBC

Time: 10am-5pm each day

Venue: Wisdom Centre, Sophia Housing, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8


Fees: €780

Assessed Award:

PCI College Certificate In Group Facilitation Skills


The Process

As well as completing Day 5, the Integration Day, participants will be required to provide evidence of completion of 20 hours (5 preparatory hours and 10 x 1,5h group sessions) supervised relevant group work and submit a 2,500 word essay on a topic relating to Group Facilitation. List of approved group supervisors will be provided during the training.

The Integration Day will solidify learning and provide an opportunity for case discussion and supervision. Participants who complete the group work hours and submit a 2,500 word esssay will be awarded a PCI College Professional Certificate in Group Facilitation Skills.


Who is the Course for:


The course is designed for those working with groups in a variety of settings, including mental health and other health related services, drug and alcohol recovery services, therapy, counseling, probation and prison services, social care, children and young people services and education providers. It will also be of benefit to those who wish to develop a greater understanding of team and organizational dynamics.

Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or other helping professionals with therapeutic experience and students currently in professional training (BSc Degree Year 2 onwards). Entry is by application form.


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