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Groups and Group Skills

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Eagleville Hospital

100 Eagleville Road

Room 217, Patient Care Building (Conference Center)

Eagleville, PA 19403

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This seminar explores means of preventing crisis, interventions for lowering arousal, and relapse prevention planning.

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This seminar briefly reviews principles and skills needed in developing specific kinds of group modalities (including one-session, stand-alone groups) and for developing group goals, norms and processes.

The needs of persons with various combinations of dual and multiple disorders are discussed, and means of matching group processes and leader activities to the specific needs of group members are presented (including variations in communication, learning, etc. style considerations and having members assist with focus/topic selection).

Psychoeducational, skills-based, and cognitive behavioral groups are briefly reviewed.

Participants explore the use of tool kits such as the SAMSHA EBP “Illness Management and Recovery,” TIP #42, and how to locate and use existing curricula. The therapeutic value of groups and the use of co-leaders are also discussed.

This seminar is free of charge and provides PCB and SW/LPC credits.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the multiple uses of group approaches and the potential benefits and risks of group membership, including peer support groups
  • Examine diagnostic combinations and individual characteristics that may suggest using individual or group approaches to provide interventions matched to stage of change
  • Define the components and uses of psychoeducational, skills-building and CBT groups and their expected results for participants
  • Outline leadership skills required for conducting groups whose members have cognitive impairments and/or mood instability and how these may differ from traditional groups
  • Discuss resources for helping leaders with group process/content and how to locate them

Questions? Email Paul Toth, PhD, Staff Development Manager & Clinical Supervisor, at ptoth@eagleville.org, or call 610-635-7458.

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