Certificate in Working With And Facilitating Groups - Online

Are you looking to develop skills and experience in working with and facilitating groups?

Are you a coach, counsellor, psychotherapist or mental health worker who is new to group work and excited to learn more? Or perhaps you are an existing therapist or mental health worker, looking for new ideas and inspiration to add to your practice?

If so, the Physis Scotland Certificate in Working With and Facilitating Groups could be just what you’re looking for!

Tutor Susie Hewitt, TSTA with a taster of the Certificate in Working With and Facilitating Groups

Certificate in Working With and Facilitating Groups

This online 6 day certificate course will provide an opportunity to develop skills in Group Facilitation and the running of Therapy Groups.   Ideal for professionals from a variety of disciplines including

  • Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Mental health workers
  • Social workers
  • Other caring professionals

The 6-days will run over three weekend modules, from March through to May 2022.  The modules will run online through Zoom, allowing you to join us from the comfort of your own home, from wherever you are located across the globe.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the practicalities of running a Group
  • Critically assess the different types of Groups and the practical & clinical implications of each type
  • Gain an understanding of a variety of Group Theories and become aware of how to apply them in practice
  • Develop an awareness of unconscious Group Processes and how to work with them systemically
  • Identify the benefits and difficulties of working with Groups in-person versus online

Course Content

  • Module 1: Group Theory; Practicalities & Different Types of Groups
  • Module 2: Planning your Group; Finding your Style; Group Development, Cohesion and Boundaries
  • Module 3: Participation in an experiential group as a member; plus Small Group Skills Practice

Assessments and Certification

You will be given written feedback based on the tutor’s assessment of your skills practice in Module 3.  Following attendance of all three modules and participation in experiential group therapy plus skills practice in Module 3, you will receive a Certificate from Physis Scotland in “Working With and Facilitating Groups”.

2022 Course Dates

  • 26/27 March 2022
  • 30 April/1 May 2022
  • 28/29 May 2022

Course fee

Fee: £650 (3 taught modules over 3 weekends) £95 deposit plus 3 x £185

Course tutor

Susie Hewitt TSTA-P, MSc Psychotherapy;  UKCP Reg Psychotherapist & Supervisor;  BACP Accred. is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst based in Manchester.  She has run continuous Therapy Groups for the past 12 years in her Private Practice.  She is a Core Tutor for Physis Scotland and also a Primary Course Tutor for Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.  She has a particular interest in systems, coming from a complex family system (birth & adoptive), working in large IT Corporations for the first fifteen years of her career, and running psychotherapy groups for over a decade.

How to apply for this course

If interested in applying, please be in touch with Olivia Burroughs, Physis Scotland’s Administrator at enquiries@physisscotland.co.uk  for an application form, or download the application below. Application deadline is the 12th March 2022.


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