This course provides an introduction to group counseling theory, practice, and skill development. It is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop basic skills in identifying need, structuring various groups, and facilitating group participation. The course is a blend of didactic presentation, class discussion, small group activity, and total class group facilitation. Students will be encouraged to explore personal barriers to facilitation and given the opportunity to realize the potential of providing educational and self-growth experiences for persons who have a disability. An expectation of this course will be for each student to identify, research, prepare, and present a paper on a topic or theory related to group work. The paper/presentation must address the issue of how techniques/theory etc., can be applied to meet the needs of persons having disabilities. In addition, each student will identify a topic they will hold responsibility for facilitating the entire class in a discussion toward greater self-realization.