Group Work with Richard Pyle


4 December 2019, noon (Eastern); Dr. Richard Pyle, PhD: Effective Group Work for Your Career Development Practice



4 December 2019, noon(Eastern); Dr. Richard Pyle, PhD: Effective Group Work for Your Career Development Practice

Dr. Richard Pyle conducted  his doctoral research on the efficacy of group career counseling (GCC), and has implemented  this practice in a variety of settings and with several populations. He has worked as a Director of Guidance, Director of Counseling, Dean of Students in academia and as a trainer, counselor and executive and psychologist with the Peace Corps. He is co-author of Group Career Counseling: Practices and Principles published by NCDA.  His research has resulted in numerous publications and the training of hundreds of professionals in the use of groups in career development. Dick has a PhD in Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services from the University of Florida.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: Given limited time and resources, counselors and coaches are often not able to assist all students and clients in need. Using groups for career development permits the counselor to reach a number of students at once. Group work is often effective because the students or clients are among their peers, and it may be less threatening because it operates in a social setting.  But just convening  a group of people together does not make for counseling or coaching success.

In this webinar we will review research findings on the value of groups, discuss practical techniques and facilitation skills relevant to success, approaches for implementing a group program, and how to select group members.


At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages of career groups in facilitating career development.
  • Specify and implement group process techniques and skills particularly relevant to facilitating career development.
  • Identify the criteria most effective for implementing a group career development program including the selection of group participants.