Group Therapy

This course is designed to assist the practitioners in gaining a deeper understanding of group therapy and group counseling

Twelve Months (Online)

Workload: 3-4 hours/week

To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text or WhatsApp the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at /   

Eg;  008 SPACE to 09790088002

About the Course

This one year course in “Group Therapy” is designed to assist the practitioners to gain a deeper background of understanding regarding the objectives, strategies, skills and climate formation in group therapy, with particular focus on the evolution of group process, stages of group development, key tasks of group leadership at the various stages of a group and the creation and implementation of group techniques to facilitate awareness, change and perspective-transformation

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About the Instructor
Team of Trainers from
Course Format
  • Self study with the help of course reference materials.
  • Each module will have its own activity and a pragmatic paper for better understanding. 
  • Vignettes will be provided for more hands on training
Course Objectives
  • Participants will be able to critically outline models of the formation, development and termination of a group.
  • On completion participants will be able to offer counseling and psychotherapy to a small group, and demonstrate techniques to initiate, maintain, support and facilitate a group in its evolution give and receive feedback on the roles of group member and group leader monitor group experience, group dynamics and group development
Course Fee
Individual Participants from India (in Indian Rupee)
Group Participants from India
(minimum members in a group is three) (in Indian Rupee)
Individual Participants from Rest of the world (in United States Dollars)
Group Participants from Rest of the world (minimum members in a group is three) (in US Dollars)

Member of

Rs. 8,000/-
US$ 460/-

Non – Members
(click here
to become a member)

Rs. 10,000/-
US$ 540/-
Important Dates
  • Participant Capacity is Limited to 10 per batch. Registration will close on completing 10 registrations
  • To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at Eg; 008 SPACE to 0979 00 88 002
Learning Kit
  • Course Materials
  • Reference Documents
  • Cases / vignettes
  • Powerpoint Presentations
  • Recorded Video Lectures (as required)
Trainer’s Support
  • Home Based Activity at the end of each session for practical learning
  • Pragmatic Paper to assess understanding at the end of each session
  • Recorded Video Lectures (as required)
  • Case Illustrations
  • Additional Reference Documents (on request)
  • Sessions through Skype for discussion and clarification (on request)
  • Additional support through email / chat during the course period
Course Syllabus

Month 1:     Group therapy and Group Psychotherapy - Models                        

Month 2:     Stages of Groups, Group Process, Purpose and Planning

Month 3:     Therapeutic Forces, Factors, & establishing focus

Month 4:     Building a group – Beginning stage & Group Leadership Skills

Month 5:     Exercises – Planning & Conducting

Month 6:     Middle stage - Using Counseling Theories, Using Counseling and Psychotherapy techniques inside a session & Closing Session

Month 7:     Dealing with problem situations during session like silence, talker, distracter, resistance, negative member, crying, sexual feelings, prejudice etc.,

Month 8:     Working with Adults, children, couples, addiction, old age people, abuse victims, addictions etc.,

Month 9:     Issues and Ethics in Group Counseling

Month 10:   Group Psychotherapy with children, adults etc.,

Month 11:   Preparing group therapy treatment planners for provided cases

Month 12:   Group therapy treatment planner templates for Addiction, Anger control problems, Anxiety, Bulimia, Depression, OCD, Phobia, Parenting Problems, PTSD, Shyness, Stress, Divorce, Infertility etc.,

Recommended Background
    1. A passion to learn group therapy and interest to work with group
    2. A Post Graduate Program in Psychology or allied subjects
    3. Those who are doing their PG can also enroll
Suggested Readings
  • Reference list will be provided during the course period
Course Plan
  • Twelve Months
  • Course Materials
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • Cases and Activities to understand better
  • Discussion through Skype (as required)
  • Pragmatic Assessments to make learning easier
Learning Outcome
  • Will enhance the knowledge required to work at Mental Health settings
Further Learning
  • Continuing Professional Development on Core Areas Required
Technical Requirements
  • A computer or a laptop with Microsoft Office with mike and headphone facility
  • A good internet connection
  • Having web cam is an added advantage
Statement of Accomplishment
  1. On completion, the participant will be certified by
Contact to register

Contact your student advisor at for more details on registration, availability of seat, payment of fee, etc.

Course FAQ's

1. Will I get a certificate after completing this class?

Yes. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a registered certificate from

2. What resources will I need for this class?

All resources are available with the course.

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