Product Detail

Group Therapy: Effective Strategies for a Successful Group Practice
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
$109.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Details:
Multi-disc video recording (5 hours, 41 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions
Author:
GREG CROSBY, M.A., LPC, CGP, FAGPA
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
11/7/2014
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV047455
Objectives
  1. Identify the ten readiness steps to lead and maintain an effective group practice.
  2. Explain how to foster experience of universality and vicarious learning through the five stages of group development.
  3. Identify the types of groups that best fit your practice.
  4. Examine the four lessons of interpersonal neurobiology and how it applies to group therapy.
  5. Discover how to individualize group treatment and maximizing group cohesion by integrating eight learning strengths into groups.
  6. Define therapeutic entrance and exit rituals in all types of groups.
  7. Examine how to therapeutically respond to five common challenges in groups.
  8. Explore the ethical concerns of group therapy.
Outline

Why Groups are Necessary and Important

  • Need for groups in 21st century technological society
  • Research on group effectiveness with clinical populations
  • Match and identify group therapies to your practice

Ten Readiness Checklist Skills to Develop a Successful Group Practice

  • Adapt skills from forming a group to final session
  • The evidence behind each readiness step
  • Special emphasis on population oriented approach

Four Lessons of Interpersonal Neurobiology and Groups

  • The brain is strongly emotional
  • The brain is interpersonal, needing safety and security
  • Group members learning styles to enhance acceptance and cohesion
  • Storytelling to improve intra and interpersonal understanding

Group Therapy and Nine Learning Styles: A New Perspective

  • Education theory of Howard Gardner to group therapy and interventions
  • Nine learning styles
  • Enhance connectedness and change in your group

The Five Stages of Group Development

  • Group stages: forming, initial, transition, working and ending
  • Understand leaderships styles in each stage
  • Four key roles that a group needs to function
  • How to integrate group process and content

Entrance and Closing Group Rituals

  • How rituals enhance the group process and treatment
  • Importance of linking and summarizing
  • Identify goals and build a maintenance plan

Five Common Challenges Found in Groups

  • Common challenges: Lack of referrals, high dropout rate, dealing with challenging group behaviors, lack of group cohesion and clinical documentation challenges
  • Therapeutic management strategies
  • Importance of intervening with the group in mind
  • How not to panic and utilize the group process

Co-Leadership and Mentoring

  • Mentoring for your first group
  • When is a co-leader needed?
  • Research on solo leadership and co-led group

Tips on How to Integrate Skills and Group Process

  • Art of integrating group process with skills
  • Pacing disclosures and skills
  • Simple, realistic and achievable goals

Ethics and Group Therapy

  • Confidentiality, boundaries and dual relationships
  • Tips on constructing group notes
  • Role of supervision/training in group therapy
Author

GREG CROSBY, M.A., LPC, CGP, FAGPA

Greg Crosby, M.A., LPC, CGP, FAGPA, is a practicing therapist, trainer, teacher, and consultant. For over 25 years, he was the clinical regional coordinator of group therapy at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon and Washington and is a Fellow in the Group Psychotherapy Association. Greg serves on the Board of International Certified Group Psychotherapists and also on the Human Science Faculty and Art Therapy Graduate Program at Marylhurst University. Since 2004 he has served on the faculty at Portland State University in the Certificate Program of Interpersonal Neurobiology and also teaches group therapy courses in the Human Services Program.

A leader in developing and designing groups, he speaks at conferences and agencies around the country. He matches group models from a wide variety of modalities including psychodynamic, interpersonal, social skills, CBT, DBT, psycho-educational to client’s needs, educational levels and learning styles. He has developed a four step process to help clients get engaged in groups and improve retention. Greg brings a holistic and integrative view of the wide range of group modalities with a practical, evidenced based, engaging teaching style. His work has included implementing groups for private practice, early childhood programs, schools, colleges, managed care, prisons, residential treatment, community mental health and retirement centers.

He has written articles with Jim Sabin, MD, A Planning Checklist for Establishing Groups and Developing and Marketing Time Limited Groups in Psychiatric Services. Greg has written a chapter called Integrated Group CBT with Donald Altman, MA, LPC, in the Handbook of Group Psychotherapy. He has won the Kaiser Horizon Award and Allied Health Excellence Award for the development of group therapy program. As a consultant for Morrison Child and Family Services, he worked on the training and implementation of their early childhood parenting group program which won the Science to Service Award from SAMSHA.
Continuing Education Credits
For U.S. and Canadian customers, a CE test is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion may be emailed, faxed or mailed to participants completing the post-test/evaluation and paying the CE fee.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. 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 in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Addiction Counselors
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This self-study course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CCAPP): PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This self-study activity meets the qualifications for 6.0 CEH's (continuing education hours).

Connecticut Addiction Counselors: Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 6.25 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


Counselors
This intermediate self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Texas Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider #: 503. This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.

Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 credits.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.

California Nurses: PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #:17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours.

You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Psychologists
This self-study activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this self-study activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.

Canadian Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 6.0 self-study continuing education hours. Full credit statement at: www.pesi.com/cpa-statement

Florida Board of Psychology:
Florida
PESI, Inc., is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number 50-399. This product qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits. Please make sure to bring your license number to the seminar so that we can report your attendance to CE Brokers.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this self-study course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

California Social Workers/ Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists/Licensed Educational Psychologists: The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE programs that are approved by other approval agencies, including several that approve PESI and its programs. A full list of approval agencies accepted by the BBS can be found at www.bbs.ca.gov/licensees/cont_ed.html under “Where to find CE Courses.” This intermediate level activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Pennsylvania Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage & Family Therapists: This intermediate activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required, variable credits may not be awarded per the Pennsylvania State Board.

Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.

Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

Minnesota Social Workers: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study course has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.


Audience
Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals