This course presents an overview of the role and efficacy of group therapy in substance abuse treatment planning. It offers research and clinical findings and presents practical guidelines for practitioners of group therapy modalities. Effective types of group therapy are described and a theoretical basis for group therapy’s effectiveness relating to the treatment of substance use disorders is presented.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to explain/discuss:
- Sources of information and topics for further inquiry
- How people who abuse substances are more likely to stay sober when treatment is provided in groups
- Why groups work so well for treating substance abuse
- Five group therapy models, three secondary groups, and groups which focus on a single problem
26 Continuing Education Hours