101030: Groups and Substance Abuse Treatment (TIP 41, pg. xv-8): Group Therapy

About the Course:

This TIP (Treatment Improvement Protocol), Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy, presents an overview of the role and efficacy of group therapy in substance abuse treatment planning. The goal of this TIP is to offer the latest research and clinical findings and to distill them into practical guidelines for practitioners of group therapy modalities in the field of substance abuse treatment. Note; This course is from pages xv-8.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005

Author

SAMHSA

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about group therapy as it relates to substance abuse treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the types of therapeutic groups often used in substance abuse treatment.

  2. Explain the advantages of group treatment over individual therapy.

  3. Describe skills and attributes needed to lead a therapy group effectively.

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