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10/10/23 - Clinical Practice with Groups (Group Therapy 101)


Clinical Practice with Groups (Group Therapy 101)
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom
3.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $54
Presenter: Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC

Group therapy has many iterations, many challenges, and many rewards. Clinical work with groups can also be daunting, overwhelming, and sometimes confusing. There is also misinformation associated with group therapy, for example, the “type” of clinician or healthcare worker who would be “qualified” to engage in such important clinical work or the type of group member who may be difficult and disruptive in the group. This presentation will dispel stereotypes with evidence-based practice research and proven group theories that prove to assist with providing a safe and beneficial experience for both the group member and the group facilitator. This presentation is foundational, offering concepts and theories to start a group. This presentation will be in sections, starting with pre-planning, beginning stages of the group, the first group meeting and the working stages of the group, and descriptions of what types of informal roles that might be assumed by members. Please come with questions and hopefully, an idea for starting a group. There will be time for case vignette discussion as well.