Time-Limited Group Therapy (TIP 34, Chapter 9)

Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34)

About the Course:

Time-Limited Group Therapy (TIP 34, Chapter 9): Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse (TIP 34) offers individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders the opportunity to see the progression of abuse dependency in themselves and in others; it also gives them an opportunity to experience their success and the success of other group members in an atmosphere of support and hopefulness.

Course materials are from Chapter 9. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online (if accessing online, Tables and Figures mentioned in the article can be accessed by clicking on links found in the article) or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-34-Brief-Interventions-and-Brief-Therapies-for-Substance-Abuse/SMA09-3952

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

Revised 2011

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about time-limited group therapy. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the appropriateness of group therapy as well as the group therapy approaches.

  2. Examine the different theories of group therapy.

  3. Describe the use of psychodrama techniques in a group setting, the
    eleven therapeutic factors of group therapy, and how to use the time-limited group therapy.

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