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Practical Principles for Running Effective Treatment Groups (1.5HR)

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Practical Principles for Running Effective Treatment Groups (1.5HR)

We all know, substance use disorders are a significant public health concern. Defined in terms of the eleven criteria including physiological, behavioral, and cognitive symptoms, as well as consequences of criteria (2 criteria define a disorder).

Individual and community costs of substance use are estimated at over $193 billion and approximately $78.5 billion for opioids alone. Group therapy can be a powerful source of therapeutic healing. It is the delivery and shared experience that sets group therapy apart. Group therapy can serve as an indispensable element of effective substance misuse and mental health treatment.

Upon completion of this traininf, participants will be able to:

  • LIST several goals of group treatment.
  • DESCRIBE at least 5 benefits from group therapy.
  • TROUBLESHOOT methods to deal with distinct types of participants in groups.
  • EXPLORE group leader roles, methods, and responsibilities in therapy.

Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical asynchronous continuing education credits.

For other board approvals, this course qualifies for 1.5 hours of Clinical, Evidence-Based Practices, and General Skill Building continuing education training.

Course Instructor: Dr. Paul Hardy

Practical Principles for Running Effective Treatment Groups (1.5HR)