Professional Competencies

Professional Competencies

For your Final Project, you are to review the literature and develop a new 8-week therapy group of your choice. The Final Project has two parts. The first is a narrative describing the type of group, your rationale, the population whom you plan to target, and a review of the relevant literature. The second part is in outline form and includes the weekly goals and topics for the group. Please refer to the guidelines listed below.

The Assignment

  • Part I: Descriptive Narrative
  • Part 2: 8-Week Therapy Plan


  • Yalom, I. D., & Leszcz, M. (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Basic Books.
  • Chen, E. C., Kakkad, D., & Balzano, J. (2008). Multicultural competence and evidenced-based practice in group therapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64(11), 1261–1278.
  • Wilson, F. R., Rapin, L. S. & Haley-Banez, L. (2004). How teaching group work can be guided by foundational documents: Best practice guidelines, diversity principles, and training standards. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 29(1), 19–29.

  • Sue, D.W., & Torino, G.C. (2005). Racial–cultural competence: Awareness, knowledge, and skills. In R.T. Carter (Ed.), Handbook of racial–cultural psychology and counseling: Vol. 2. Training and practice (pp. 3–18). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.


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