Introduction to Group Therapies for the Addictions Professional

The course that is being presented this week in our face-to-face Substance Abuse Counselor Training at PAHA is “Introduction to Group Therapies for the Addictions Professional”. This is an 18-hour course (6 hours of lecture, 12 hours are experiential). The lecture portion of the course is available at our on-line training center anytime at which covers the topic of Group Therapies with a specific substance abuse focus for Nurses, Counselors, and other Health Professionals.

Here are the topics covered in this course:

  1. Common Group Phenomena
  2. Yalom’s curative factors
  3. Phases of Group Development
  4. Group Leadership Styles
  5. Roles of Group Members
  6. Group Terminology
  7. Types of Groups
  8. Cognitive Behavioral Groups
  9. Behavioral Group Therapy (Breathalyzer)
  10. Interpersonal Group Process (IGP)
  11. Self-Help Groups
  12. Twelve-step groups
  13. Phase Models of Group Therapy
  14. Relapse Prevention Groups
  15. Group Therapy in Therapeutic Communities
  16. Group Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abusers
  17. Establishing a Psychotherapy Group
  18. Group Dynamics Issues

To enroll in this course on-line please visit For more information about our face-to-face courses, please see our schedule at:

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