BEST PRACTICES IN GROUP FACILITATION
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BEST PRACTICES IN GROUP FACILITATION

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Mindful Ecotherapy Center

12 Pelham Road

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Greenville, SC 29615

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While there is some overlap between counseling skills and group facilitation skills, good counselors don’t always make good group facilitators unless they have had the proper training. This online Best Practices in Group Facilitation course covers the basics of what it takes to run a successful group.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
•Define and describe group dynamics
•Discuss how to determine appropriate group membership
•Discuss the process of creating group rules
•Define and discuss the Trans-Theoretical Model (TTM) of Stages of Change
•Define and discuss the five stages of group dynamics
•Define and discuss some of the skills needed to be a successful group facilitator
•Discuss how to handle absences and no-shows in a group
•Describe how to create a basic group participation contract
•Define and discuss some of the basic ethical dilemmas in group dynamics

INSTRUCTOR
Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT/S, RPT-S
SC LMFT/S #4606
SC LMFT #4525
NC LMFT #1628
RPT-S # S1947
SC Board Approved Permanent Sponsor of Continuing Education #495

INSTRUCTOR’S BIOGRAPHY
Charlton (Chuck) Hall holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College and a Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina Upstate. He is currently a doctoral student in Applied Ecopsychology. In 2008 Charlton was awarded a two-year postgraduate fellowship in Mindfulness, Ecopsychology and the Family System where he studied applied ecopsychology and mindfulness in a clinical setting. Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist Hall worked in the addiction treatment field.
In addition to ecotherapy Charlton Hall is trained in Sandtray Expressive Arts Therapy, Play Therapy with victims of trauma, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Ecopsychology, and Mindfulness.
Hall’s area of research and interest is using Mindfulness and Ecopsychology to facilitate Acceptance/Change strategies within a family systemic framework, and he has presented research at several conferences and seminars on this and other topics. He also facilitates workshops on Mindfulness, Family Therapy and Ecopsychology throughout the Southeast.
He is the author of Green Circles: A Sustainable Journey from the Cradle to the Grave, The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook and The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Manual,Starting a Family Therapy Business, the Mindful Mood Management Workbook, and the Mindful Mood Management Facilitator Manual.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology, USC Upstate
Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Converse College
Two-Year Post-Graduate Fellowship in Mindfulness and Ecotherapy
Current PhD student in Applied Ecopsychology
Clinical Member of the Association for Play Therapy
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor SC LMFT/S # 4606
Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S)

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
•Addressing Early Trauma with Play Therapy 6 hours
•Techniques for Child and Play Therapist Supervisors 8 hours
•Interpersonal Neurobiology of Play 5 hours
•Ethics and Boundaries in Family Therapy 3 hours
•Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship 11 hours
•Sand Tray Expressive Arts Therapy 40 hours
•Theraplay® with Adolescents 3 hours
•Assessing the Meaning of Play in Child Centered Play Therapy 1 hour
•Earth-Based Clay and Play Therapy 2 hours
•The Power of Connection 10.5 hours
•Play Therapy Supervision 8 hours
•Love as a Focal Concept in Couples Therapy 15 hours
•Core Competencies of Trauma-Informed Care 5 hours
•Impact of Trauma on Children 2 hours
•Trauma and the Brain 3 hours
•Understanding Recovery 1 hour
•Clinical Supervision 12.75 hours
•Ethics 2 hours
•HIPAA 1.25
•Patient Rights 2 hours
•Crisis Management 2 hours
•Treatment of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness 4.25 hours
•Relapse Prevention & Recovery-Based Treatment 8.75 hours
•Child-Parent Relational Therapy 12 hours
•Motivational Enhancement Therapy 7 hours
•ASAM Patient Placement Criteria 1.5 hours
•Comorbid Disorders 1.25
•Mindfulness and the Family System with Trauma Victims 24 months
•Dialectical Behavior Therapy 45 hours
•QPR Suicide Prevention Training 3 hours
•Certified SMART Recovery Facilitator/Volunteer Advisor
•Motivational Interviewing 12 hours
•North Carolina Interventions training 7 hours
•Person-Centered Thinking 14 hours
•Child-Family Team training 12 hours
•Parental Alienation Syndrome 5 hours
•LGBT-Q issues in Therapy 2 hours
•Cultural Diversity 2.5 hours
•Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a LGBT-Q Child 10 hours
•Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 10 hours
•E-Therapy Online Therapy Training 20 hours

CONTACT INFO
chuck@mindfulecotherapy.org
Mindful Ecotherapy Center
PO Box 102
Cleveland SC 29635
www.mindfulecotherapy.org

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