Group Work with those who Offend Training
An interactive and engaging online Group Work course for Key Workers
“This course really got me thinking about what it would be like being in a group that I run, and as a result got me thinking about the participant experience in more detail. What I discovered is that my approach isn’t always the most effective and that there are many other ways in which I can work to ensure participants achieve the desired outcome”
Offender group work is different from other forms of group interventions. The key purposes are to assist in developing a pro-social identity, shifting cognitive distortions and schema that support offending, and to rebuild empathic relationships with others. It is also important, especially in offender focussed group work, that we match offender needs (criminogenic needs) to the content of interventions all while making group work come alive for participants.
Within this course staff will navigate their way through six sections including 1) Group work with offenders, 2) Working with adults, 3) Therapeutic group work, 4) Peak facilitation skills, 5) Co-facilitation practice, and 6) Managing learning challenges. By utilising a range of readings, exercises and activities and quizzes, staff are kept interested and engaged and are not only encouraged to reflect on their progress, but also to consider how what they have learnt applies within real settings and how it can be actioned at the next available opportunity.
What the course covers
- An introduction to strengths based group work with offenders
- The unique challenges of working with adults and the strategies we can use to make the most of adult education
- The basics of therapeutic group work and how it fits within programme delivery
- Peak facilitation skills including the basics of effective and engaging facilitation
- How co-facilitation can provide a richer more diverse learner experience
- Managing learning challenges to maximise learning
By the end of the course learners will be able to:
- Articulate the theories behind group work (Sari and Galinsky stage model, McMaster model of session design)
- Motivate offenders for participation in change work
- Demonstrate competency in running sessions and maintaining program fidelity
- Mindfully co-facilitate sessions ensuring gender and cultural safety
- Manage group interfering behaviours
- Work with distortions and building dissonance.
- Covers a wide variety of Group work skills and theories
- Up skill a large number of staff with one effective, easy to use, enjoyable resource
- Fits with your schedule. Complete the full course or utilise specific modules to target key skills
- Complete exclusively online or as a blended course
- Blended learning provides the perfect platform for those new to online learning
- Supported on your LMS or ours
- Offline version available for closed systems
- Support training (including TTT) available upon request
- Licensing options available
HMA offers a number of licencing options for this e-Learning package.
|$80 (excl. GST)||$720 (excl. GST)
= $72 pp
|$40,000 (excl. GST)
What does my license cover?
- Registration fee for the Totara LMS site and administration costs to get you started
- Unlimited access to the modules for a twelve month period
- Regular updates to the package
- Samples of other packages that may be of interest
For large workplaces the packages can also be loaded onto the organisations own LMS as it is a SCORM compliant package.
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