This course is Part 3 in the Counseling Practices series.
Group counseling is the most powerful motivation for change for clients with substance use and abuse issues. Behavioral, Cognitive, and Interpersonal approaches to group counseling will be discussed along with applications for groups of non-addicts as well. Specific group topics will be addressed in order to assist the counselor in developing the necessary skills to be able to accurately select the best counseling method for a particular group.
Also covered in this course are group recovery skills that are vital to positive client outcomes as well as a number of tools that can be utilized in the group setting.
This course will cover: group counseling methods, actions necessary to initiate, implement, and maintain a group, how to facilitate growth within the group and how to document clients behavior within the group setting. It will also cover the recovery skills needed for clients to succeed in their sobriety journey.