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The community art counselling training starts on 18 January 2022

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Section 1: Introducing the module

Welcome to Module 4 of community art counselling.

When completing this Module, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Understand the theory and practice of group work.
  • Understand the forming of a group, safety in a group, stages and lifespan of a group.
  • Understand and apply the influence techniques.
  • Understand the difference between directive and non-directive art making.
  • Apply different group art making activities.

You will need approximately 30 hours to complete the full module.

Module 4 has 6 sections. And several different types of activities, including videos, transcripts of the videos, group activities, individual activities, quizzes, optional assignments and a final assessment. Activities and options assignments must be completed in either your journal, the creation of an image, or a Word document. Journal entries and images must be photographed and uploaded to your student dashboard. You will be directed to additional readings and videos where appropriate.

In this module, we will look at group work theory and practice by

  • defining group therapy
  • looking at the influence of the psychoanalytic perspective on our understanding of groups, and
  • the development of group work in South Africa

We will also unpack group work by looking at:

  • group function
  • beginnings and endings
  • influence techniques
  • directive and non-directive work, and
  • setting up a studio space

We will look at different group activities by exploring the art-making process of creating a talking stick, the applied group process and sand tray work.

Art materials

Over and above the art materials you have gathered so far, you will also need objects and materials to create a sand tray: a tray or shallow rectangular container/ box of some sort that can hold sand; sand, rice or mielie meal; small objects such as small toys (cars, figures, small dolls etc), or natural objects (rocks/stones, shells, pine cones and feathers).

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