10 readiness steps to establish and maintain successful groups
How to manage five common challenges in groups
Several strength-base group approaches for producing resilience and promoting group cohesion
Group therapy is an effective treatment with tremendous potential to help a wide variety of clients.
This workshop will describe how to create a viable group that addresses individual needs while also attending to the importance of the therapeutic properties of the group. This workshop is for group settings and will provide practical models and skills to enhance group effectiveness and increase the therapeutic qualities that are possible in all types of groups.
Watch this recording as group expert, Greg Crosby, will teach the core skills of group therapy that will enhance group treatment and create vitality and cohesiveness in your group. You will learn the steps to help clients engage in groups and improve retention. This workshop will help you think in new ways on how to link group therapy to clients’ learning styles. You will learn how to develop rituals for beginning and ending each group session and develop strategies on how to manage challenges in groups. You will be informed of the latest perspectives on co-therapy, mentoring, supervision and ethics. Greg brings a holistic and integrative view of group therapy from his diverse group practice background in a wide variety of settings. He is known for his engaging way of integrating ideas into practice through the use of case studies, exercises and storytelling.
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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 Psychotherapist 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.
He has written with Jim Sabin, MD “A Planning Checklist for Establishing Time limited Groups” in Psychiatric Services and “Integrated Group CBT” with Donald Altman, M.A., LPC in Handbook of Group Psychotherapy. Greg has also published multiple other articles in the mental health field.
A leader in developing group programs, he speaks at conferences and agencies around the country. Greg brings a synthesis of models together in his therapy, training and consulting and is known for entertaining presentations that blend exercises, lectures and videos.
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Identify the ten readiness steps to lead and maintain an effective group practice.
Explain how to foster experience of universality and vicarious learning through the five stages of group development.
Identify the types of groups that best fit your practice.
Examine the four lessons of interpersonal neurobiology and how it applies to group therapy.
Discover how to individualize group treatment and maximizing group cohesion by integrating eight learning strengths into groups.
Define therapeutic entrance and exit rituals in all types of groups.
Examine how to therapeutically respond to five common challenges in groups.
Explore the ethical concerns of group therapy.
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
Addiction Counselors, Case Managers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.