Advanced Group Facilitation Skills: San Diego

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La Jolla, CA 92093

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Develop advanced skills in facilitating therapeutic groups that improve group climate, heighten cohesion, and build momentum for change

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12 hours CEU credit offered by CADTP toward the California SUD Counselor Certification. Provider Number 182

Therapeutic groups can be as effective as individual services for many problems. But successfully facilitating groups can be challenging.

Groups are often at risk of becoming dull affairs where there is little participation, yet can also easily overheat and become places where conflict becomes destructive.

Managing “conversational traffic” and facilitating open sharing among people with different experiences, goals, styles and beliefs are critical skills for group leaders. Effective leaders must be well-prepared to address unexpected situations and maintain therapeutic bonds with individual group members while facilitating a conversation among the whole group.

Incorporating Motivational Interviewing Group skills developed by the trainers and collaborators, this workshop guides participants in successful group leadership, refocusing groups away from rehashing problems and toward inspiring positive change.

This two-day interactive experiential workshop will assist you to:

  1. Shift from providing individual counseling in a group setting to facilitating group interactions that promote growth and wellness
  2. Model a warm, healthy, relaxed, and accepting way of being
  3. Foster a positive group climate
  4. Deepen cohesion between members
  5. Use techniques such as linking, working in pairs and subgroups, and group activities
  6. Broaden and deepen group conversations for optimal success
  7. Build group momentum to move together toward change
  8. Bring the best out of people with challenging interpersonal styles
  9. Turn group conflict into moments of growth
  10. Use group activities such as exploring values, past successes, harnessing strengths, envisioning a better future, and planning
  11. Use the MI strategies of Exploring and Broadening Perspectives, Building Momentum, and Moving into Action

Dr. Christopher C. Wagner (USA) is a licensed clinical psychologist, Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, serving on its board of directors. His scholarship focuses on motivational interviewing (MI) and interpersonal processes in mental health/substance abuse treatment. He and colleagues have been developing and extending group practice using Motivational Interviewing strategies for 20 years. He and colleague Karen Ingersoll authored the MI in Groups book in the official Guilford Press series on MI. His practice and training has included outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment of individuals and groups with a variety of health, mental health and addiction problems.

Dr. Joel Porter (Australia) is registered clinical psychologist and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for Applied Psychology, Canberra University. Joel is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and provides MI training internationally to a diverse group of professionals in wide range of settings. Joel's career has been anchored in working with people seeking to change addictive behaviors in residential and community settings.

Over the years Chris and Joel have provided MI and groups training events together around the world. We look forward to meeting and working with you in June.

Registration fee: $395.00

Workshop participant comments:

“I liked the hands-on learning and having sessions with presenters to learn from as role models.”

“I liked learning how to use our strengths and values to solve problems and find solutions.”

“The practice sessions gave me lots of inspiration and ideas of how to work with groups in my clinic.”

“The activities were spectacular and very instructive”

“The group activities were very engaging and very real! Helps to take something away immediately rather than having to go back and ‘try it with clients’”

“Personally, this turned out to be a very powerful time for growth and change!”

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La Jolla, CA 92093

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