2 Full Days of in Class Training & Practical Skill Applications

Learn How To:

Plan, facilitate and lead small groups

Monitor and address different roles within groups

Identify and manage hindering dynamics

Time: March 14 -15th, 2020 (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Location: UBC Vancouver Campus

Cost:$495.00 CAD

Instructor:Dr.Marvin Westwood  and Dr.Michael Sorsdahl 

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The Power of Group Work

Working in small groups appears in all kinds of organizations, throughout all industries. The Centre’s various training programs are for those who are competent and confident in an individual setting and want to work in groups, but may not have had the opportunity to learn these unique skills. Group Facilitation Skills Training, provides you with the knowledge to enhance your leadership skills in group settings.

What You’ll Learn

Core teachings include the stages of how groups develop; how to work effectively within them; what are the strategic leading skills; and what are the key member roles within the group. In addition to enhanced leadership and facilitation of group skills, these learnings are helpful in identifying and managing the hindering dynamics that can occur in a group. To do so, this training consists of a large group lecture format with in-depth video examinations with Dr.Westwood, and practice in small groups with specialized facilitators.

Get Results

Over the past 20 years, the Centre for Group Counselling & Trauma has developed and refined group-based programs to address psychological health & performance in military veterans’ transition and has gained international recognition through its partnerships & collaborations worldwide.

  • Australia – Invictus Games: Ride to Survive

  • Afghanistan – Kabul University, Kabul

  • China – Tongi University, Shanghai

  • Germany – Trauma Counselling Center, Dachau

  • India – Christ University, Bangalore

  • UK – Cambridge University & House of Commons, London

  • USA – National Center for PTSD, Honolulu

Dr. Marvin Westwood is Professor Emeritus of Counselling Psychology, at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Education. His major areas of teaching and research focused on the development and delivery of group-based approaches for counselling clients and as a result, Dr. Westwood developed UBC’s Group Counselling Graduate Program. He developed the Veterans Transition Program to help promote recovery from war-related stress injuries for which he received both the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals in 2005 and 2013. In 2012 he established the Centre for Group Counselling & Trauma, and is currently its Senior Advisor.

Dr. Michael Sorsdahl is a practicing Psychologist, Educator, and is the Founder of the Juvenation Wellness Centre in BC. He instructs in the Counselling Psychology programs at both the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia. His areas of specialized focus are in trauma/PTSD, couples/relationship, LGBTQ2IA+, and Career through individual and group work. Michael is a Canadian Armed Forces Veteran with 25 years of service as a Senior Naval Reserve Officer and has previously worked with the Veteran’s Transition Program.

Contact Us

Email: -- Phone: 604.822.0488

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This project was developed in partnership with the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Poppy Fund.