P.R.A.C. for Life Level Three
P.R.A.C. for Life Counsellor Training Level 3 - Course Content
In P.R.A.C. for Life Level III (also referred to as “Prac 3”) we enter the realm of leadership, continuing to evolve beyond ourselves to an awareness of our self defined purpose and place in the world/universe. Level III focuses on group dynamics, offering specific training in group therapy and leadership skills. Students benefit from professional supervision, allowing them to hone skills responsibly.
Once you have completed Practitioner's Training Level 3 (Prac 3), you will have achieved or be able to do the following:
- Adopt a clear set of personally defined guiding values, including a personal position of what it means to be helpful to others (professionally or otherwise)
- Have concretely increased your own level of life satisfaction and happiness, as measured through an ongoing process of goal setting and self-evaluation
- Assume a position of responsibility and commitment to a personally defined life purpose/direction
- Analyse the dynamics of a group, whether it be therapeutic in nature or otherwise
- Describe Leadership skills, including how they interact with group dynamics
- Analyse human dilemmas (including your own) from a multigenerational systemic context
- Identify clear steps to address dilemmas within the context of group process
Practical / Professional Skills
- Demonstrate effective empathetic, transparent, responsible and connective communication skills with individuals and groups
- Apply effective therapeutic interventions with individuals and groups
- Act in accordance with the ethical and procedural boundaries of the counselling profession
- Demonstrate emotional awareness including tolerance of emotional discomfort, such that reactive behaviour is minimized and proactive behaviour is maximized
Prac 3 is an exciting and challenging journey into Leadership, for which students are well prepared with completion of Prac 1 and Prac 2. The culminating exercise of the program is writing and delivering your 'universal constitution', which draws on your autobiographies from year 1 and 2, and articulates a personal commitment to putting your unique self defined life purpose into action in all areas of your life.
The process of discovering the leader in self evolves through the application of these components:
Group Dynamics: Theory
The basics of therapeutic group theory and process are examined, following Yalom's model among others. Boundaries and ethics as they relate to group work and recent developments in the field, are discussed.
Group Dynamics: Process and Interventions
Group interventions are discussed, and the process of creating effective group exercises for various phases of a group’s development is examined.
Group Leadership: Skills and Practice
The facilitator of a group will largely determine where and how it goes, and thus the therapeutic stance in relation to groups is discussed. Students practice group process skills under supervision, in various formats.
Genogram Interpretation: Theory and Practice
Students learn how to interpret a genogram and lead a family of origin presentation from the theoretical perspective of Bowen’s family systems theory. Students apply their skills in leading family of origin presentations with Prac 1 students.
Supervision and Counselling Skills Booster
Student's individual and/or group practicum work is supervised and reviewed by qualified instructors, providing feedback and an opportunity for dynamic systemic learning. Various specialized topics in counselling are explored, such as relationship counselling and sexuality.
P.R.A.C. for Life Level 3 - More Information
- P.R.A.C. for Life Level One Details
- P.R.A.C. for Life Level Two Details
- Back to P.R.A.C. for Life Training Overview