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Certificate in
Group Work - Online

If you are a psychotherapist, a counsellor and/or a professional in caring professions such as mental health, teaching, and HR, then why not consider elevating your skills in the facilitation of groups by undertaking the Physis Scotland Certificate in Group Work.


Starting in August 2024, our online course spans 6 interactive days over 3 months, designed to enhance your expertise and understanding.

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Who is it for?

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a trainee in advanced training, this certificate is tailored for practitioners from any modality already in practice.

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What you will gain

  • Enhanced capacity to understand and work with groups

  • Application of various groupwork theories to your specific setting/s

  • Utilization of diverse facilitation and leadership approaches

  • Insight into group norms, roles, and unconscious processes

  • Understanding of group developmental stages and leadership tasks

  • Deeper knowledge of individual autonomy and interdependence within group dynamics

  • Critical assessment of different group types and considerations for each

  • Exploration of in-person and online group dynamics

Course content

The Certificate consists of three taught modules and includes:


  • Theories of group development

  • Different types of groups: considerations and contracts

  • Facilitation and leadership approaches

  • The development process of the group

  • Group dynamics and group process

  • Benefits and challenges of online work and the different considerations of working in-person

  • Your identity as a group leader of facilitator

  • Ethical thinking in group work

  • Reflection, critique and anchoring of learning

  • Skills practice feedback

  • Certificate upon completion of all modules and participation requirements


Join us to deepen your expertise and transform your group facilitation skills.


Online, via Zoom. Join us from wherever you are in the world. The technology will allow us to join break out rooms for experiential work and you will be able to communicate with the trainer – both by voice and chat.

2024 Course dates
  • 17th/18th August

  • 14th/15th September

  • 19th/20th October

Course fees

Certificate fee: £655 (Inc. VAT). £175 non- refundable deposit plus 3 x £160 if self-funding.

If you are being sponsored through your organisation, the fee is £1015 (Inc. VAT). £175 non-refundable deposit plus the remaining balance before the commencement of the course. Please note, that if your sponsoring organisation is a charity, the course fee is £655 (Inc. VAT).

The balance may be paid in full 1 week before the start of the course, or spread over 3 instalments, paid in August, September and October, if self-funding.

Apply now
To secure your place in the Certificate in Group Work course, please complete the application form from the link below. Alternatively, please email or phone 07927 557217. Application closes on the 12th July 2024.
Any questions
If you have any further questions about our Certificate in Group Work course please telephone Fiona Firman or Fiona Cook, Directors of Training, on 07927 557 217 or email
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