About This Course
Foundations of Group Work is a graduate-level course designed to introduce you to the many professional and practical issues involved with designing and facilitating ethical and effective counseling, psychoeducational, and process groups. The basic intra and inter-personal dynamics, theoretical components, leadership qualities, styles and skills, developmental aspects, and ethical issues of designing and facilitating counseling groups will be discussed.
Sample textbook: The theory and practice of group psychotherapy, Yalom, I. (2005).
Fiyyaz is a resident faculty member in the Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health and Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling programs. Prior to working in higher education, Fiyyaz was employed in a variety of community mental health outpatient settings, many geared towards addressing the needs of underserved and minority populations. His clinical interests include identity development, grief and loss, social justice issues, health psychology, trauma, and PTSD. He has conducted professional trainings and presented at conferences on a wide array of diversity issues including microaggressions, cultural appropriation, and racial identity. He holds a PsyD from the University of St. Thomas, and a BS in both Sociology and Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He is a 2020 UPCEA Bethaida “Bea” González Diversity in Leadership Scholar.