Structured Group Therapy Approaches

Structured Group Therapy Approaches 

As a mental health professional, your job may require that you help individuals manage their mental illness effectively or you may be assisting people to reduce their functional impairments. Whether you are an entry-level or intermediate-level mental health worker, this course is designed to help you better facilitate structured group therapy (SGT) for people who are recovering from severe persistent mental illness. You will learn why group therapy is an evidence-based intervention and what makes SGT distinct. You will learn specific components of SGT and how to implement each phase in an effective and timely manner. This course provides you with explicit training on how to improve group attendance, participation, and productivity by discussing specific strategies to do so. Finally, you will learn how to effectively gain the information you seek from group participants. Interactive learning and experiential exercises will help you on your way to facilitating successful group therapy sessions with the people you are working with.

$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-HHS-0-SGT-V2

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American Psychological Association

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Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


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Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.25 HOURS


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National Board for Certified Counselors

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Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

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Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.25 CEH's

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours. Content Area: C3, R1

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.25 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.25 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Pennsylvania Certification Board

1.25 HOURS


PCB Approved Education
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

1.25 HOURS


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.25 CEHs.

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

1.25 HOURS


Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-SGT-V2
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe 2 benefits group members experience when a therapist uses a structured approach.
Give 2 examples of how you can apply process skills to ensure that group participants interact with each other rather than you.
Describe 2 group therapy strategies that help motivate group members.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Group Therapy

Critical Elements

Let's Talk Group Development

What is Structured Group Therapy?

Benefits of Structured Group Therapy

Derek's Challenge

Instillation of Hope

Altruism

Benefits to the Therapist

Attendance

Check-In

Check-In Example: Corella

Theme/Topic Discussion

End

Time Management

Torey’s Transition

Summary

Section 3: Types of Structured Groups

Goals for Different Groups

Substance Use Disorder and Readiness for Change

Fixed versus Revolving Membership

Revolving Membership and Recovery Example: Shauna

Fixed Membership Example: Theo

Review

Summary

Section 4: Facilitating the Group Process

Group Leadership in the Development Phase

Process versus Content

Skills of the Structured Group Therapist

The Use of Self-Disclosure: To Disclose or Not to Disclose? 

Highlighting and Building Empathy

Motivating the Group

Stimulating Peer Reinforcement of Change

Review

Summary

Section 5: Structuring for Safety and Success

Ensuring Group Safety

Selection

Rules

Reinforcing Safety and Handling Emotions

Modulating Stress and Conflict

Silent Members

Late Members

Monopolizing Members

Conflicted Members

Acknowledging Effort

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Exam and BrainSparks

Instructor: Margaret Herring, M.Ed., LPC-Supervisor, LCAS, CCS

Margaret Herring, M.Ed. LPC-Supervisor, LCAS, CCS, holds extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with mental health and substance use issues and their families. Margaret has a particularly broad experience in treating persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues in a group setting, as she ran various groups for 16 years. She is skilled at working within the state health and human services system as a mental health program manager providing program oversight and review. Margaret's areas of specialty are group therapy, substance use disorders, adult mental health, co-occurring disorders, adolescent behavior issues, critical time intervention, Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment, and practicing from a recovery framework.

Disclosure: Margaret Herring, M.Ed., LPC-Supervisor, LCAS, CCS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry level Professional Counselors; entry level Psychologists; entry level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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