VLR1005 - Counselling from a Holistic Group Perspective


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 ALLE

Course content

Everyone has experiences of participating in groups. With the students experiential knowledge as a starting point the students will study holistic group perspectives. How patterns of action and collaboration and personal preferences affect group processes will be explored in theory and practice. In addition the students will study how the need of counselling practices emerge in different contexts. Also, an emphasis on how counselling practices and helping processes kan be understood in different systems persons are part of.

Learning outcome

Through this course the student may acquire knowledge about the counselling field and its basic helping perspective in group contexts, and gain insight into how helping can be facilitated in groups and organizations. Furthermore the student may acquire theoretical understanding of how different systems may affect helping processes, and develop skills and readiness to facilitate helping processes on a group level.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. Some of the teaching may be in English. Participation i a writing seminar and group assignment. Take a look at blackboard for detailed information about compulsory assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group assignement
  • Participation at term paper-class

Further on evaluation

Assessment form: A term paper of 10-12 pages (A4, line spacing 1,5, Times New Roman 12 pt.).

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2020-12-01

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Counselling
  • Social Sciences
  • Adult Education and Learning
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE





Room Building Number of candidates
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