I. Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributors B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives II. Section 2: Comparing Psychoeducation to Group Therapy A. Meet Danielle B. What is Psychoeducation? C. Comparing Psychoeducation to Group Therapy D. Characteristics of Psychoeducation E. Similarities F. Characteristics of Group Therapy G. Differences H. Why Do Groups? I. Let’s Review J. Section Summary III. Section 3: Components of Structured Group Therapy A. Distinct Features of Structured Group Therapy B. Structured Group Therapy: Monitoring, Real Life, and Topics C. Structured Group Therapy: Persuasion, Application, Engagement, and Interaction D. Four Components of Structured Group Therapy E. The Therapeutic Hour: Attendance and Check-In F. The Therapeutic Hour: Process and End G. Let’s Practice H. Section Summary IV. Section 4: Strategies and Skills A. Attendance Strategies for Structured Group Therapy: Steps 1 - 2 B. Attendance Strategies for Structured Group Therapy: Steps 3 - 4 C. Attendance Strategies for Structured Group Therapy: Steps 5 - 6 D. Check-In Strategies E. Self-Rating F. Personal Disclosure G. Open vs. Closed Questions H. Let’s Review I. Medication Adherence J. Less Effective Questions K. Examples of Effective Questioning L. Checking on Symptoms M. The Way You Ask Matters N. Let’s Practice O. More Tips for Medication Adherence P. Topic for Discussion Q. Identify Issues for Discussion R. Frequently Asked Questions S. More FAQs T. Final Thoughts about Check-In U. Section Summary V. Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. References
Patricia Scheifler, Director of Partnership for Recovery, is a psychiatric social worker with more than 30 years of psychiatric treatment experience. As a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, consultant, and author, Ms. Scheifler has devoted her entire professional career to providing, developing, and enhancing recovery-oriented services for people who have severe persistent mental illness. She has created many workbooks, workshops, books, e-learning courses, and training videos for mental health service providers. Disclosure: Patricia Scheifler, MSW, PIP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Tia Thrasher, MSW
This course was written by Tia Thrasher, MSW.Ms. Thrasher is a Medical Social Worker at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and has focused her professional career on youth and families dealing with traumatic crises, acute and chronic illnesses, and family violence. Prior to working with children, Ms. Thrasher spent 10 years coordinating NIMH-funded research for the University of California, San Diego, working closely with adults with severe mental illness, as well as collaborating with physicians on NIH-funded clinical outcomes research on women’s health for Kaiser Permanente. Ms. Thrasher obtained her Master’s Degree from San Diego State University where she received a scholarship from the Association of Social Work Leaders in Health Care Southern California. Disclosure: Tia Thrasher, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Carl Fornoff, LCPC
Carl Fornoff, LCPC, is an Assistant Director in the Department of Community Resources of Villa Maria. He has designed and implemented numerous family-focused behavioral health programs across central Maryland during the past 20 years. Using a “parent/provider partnership” approach, he has developed psychiatric rehabilitation programs, community clinics, respite programming, and school-based mental health services. Carl is also a trainer for the Family Resource Academy of Maryland, and a child and family therapist in private practice. Disclosure: Carl Fornoff, LCPC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.