The Power of Groups Using Motivational Interviewing
December 1, 10:00 am - December 2, 3:00 pm$200
Instructor: Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP
This two-day training will provide information on how to use groups as a treatment strategy and incorporate Motivational Interviewing. We will address why using Motivational Interviewing in a therapeutic support group format is extremely effective. Group work provides several important steps that help break isolation often experienced by a consumer. This training experience will provide information on the issues and care of special populations (adolescents, dual diagnosis, addiction, intimacy, low-income families, parents, etc.) through the use of support groups in care. We will also explore the issues of assessment, interaction, group norms, and various forms of support for the consumer within the context of Motivational Interviewing.. We will also address “why” the therapeutic support group format is extremely effective. We will also assess how the role of the group leader and the roles of the participants play in the group process and explore the importance of therapeutic contracts, goal setting, group frequency, duration and process some stages of group development.
CE Credits: 9 clinical