Group counselling |
Intersectional approaches to group counselling for survivors of
About this course
Feminist, anti-racism/anti-oppression, and intersectional
approaches to group counselling are explored. Counsellors and
facilitators will consider:
- How do people experience violence differently?
- How can we maintain group goals without compromising the
needs of individual survivors?
- How do systems of power and oppression impact groups? How can
these impacts be addressed?
- How do survivors respond to support and healing strategies
By course completion, counsellors and facilitators will:
- Have a stronger grounding in theoretical frameworks helpful to
survivors of gender-based violence
- Understand how to integrate theory
- Receive practical tools and activities
- Apply strategies to deal with conflicts
- Apply strategies to strengthen group structures and processes
for diverse survivors of violence
- Explore their role int he group through critical
- Once you enroll, you have 3 months of
course access to complete the
- The course length is 6-8 hours.
Who is this course for?
This course is meant for staff and volunteers with some
foundational group training or community-based group experience.
If you have supported, facilitated or co-facilitated a group in
the past or have taken a previous course on group counselling
before, this course is probably right for you.
This course will be useful to staff and volunteers
- Organizations that support those experiencing violence, such
as violence-prevention organizations or programs, shelters,
community-based counselling programs supporting people
experiencing or leaving violence, and rape crisis or sexual
- Other services and programs delivered for those experiencing
violence, such as: outreach programs, accompaniment services,
peer support counselling, group counselling and 24-hour crisis
- Organizations that serve newcomers to Canada and refugees.
- Other organizations that may not have a focus on violence or
violence prevention, but may work with populations that are more
likely to experience violence, such as: youth-serving
organizations, women’s organizations, organizations working with
people in conflict with the law, organizations working with
homeless or transient populations, or organizations supporting
those engaged in substance use.