(WEBINAR) Foundations of Evidence Based Group Therapy

CE Type:APAIACETSW

CE Type: SW, IACET, APA                # of CE's: 3.0 CE's      0.3 IACET CE's

 

About This Course

Mental health and substance use recovery has a deep-rooted tradition of predominantly utilizing individual counseling sessions built around treatment planning goals. However, group therapy models have a long-standing history of evidence based therapeutic value in the process and stages of change. Recently, we have seen a shift in organizational structure to utilize group therapy for a myriad of reasons, including cost effectiveness. This is also accompanied with some resistance by clinicians and direct service providers to utilize the group therapy model as a primary modality in recovery planning. Many direct service providers may lack the skills or understanding of how to develop, manage and align treatment planning goals with group therapy models. This training will assist direct service providers in understanding the evidence-based value of group therapy strategies, how to utilize them in aligning with treatment planning and how to manage group therapy sessions that support best outcomes of the participant.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the foundations of the EBP and the Evidenced Based Group Model
  • Describe the value of implementing group therapy strategies into service delivery
  • Identify the types of settings and populations that EBGT has been successful in
  • Learn and implement different skills for facilitating effective group therapy sessions

 

Intended Audience: 

BH Staff, Clinicians, Direct Service Support Staff

 

Instructional Level: 

Introductory

 

Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.

 

Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. 
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.3 CEU = 2.5 Training Hours)

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Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

September 25, 2023

Tara Bruno

Behavioral Health Training Specialist

BHTEN

MA, CAADC

Tara is an individual with lived experience who has learned how to overcome the obstacles of intergenerational violence and trauma and utilize her personal experience to inform and empower others. A first generation college graduate, Tara earned her MA in Applied Sociology as a Community Fellow Scholar at Lehigh University while serving as a grassroots community organizer for the RenewLV campaign. Tara then spent several years as an Adjunct Instructor in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology as well as served as an advisor for the student services multi cultural club and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honors Society. Additionally, Tara has earned her Certification in Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counseling (CAADC) and is Certified in REBT (CBT), DBT & Trauma Informed Care. Tara spent several years in direct service as a Clinician for Inpatient, Outpatient, Mobile Therapy (Children & Adolescents), Mental Health and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) facilities. Tara has recently become a Certified Crisis Prevention & Intervention Instructor and a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. Tara is currently earning a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice and was the recipient of the National Center on Justice Reform Scholarship. Tara plans to coordinate a training series that incorporates restorative justice practices in Philadelphia’s schools and community organizations. She also currently volunteers her time serving several community organizations in Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia & Pennsylvania Reentry Coalitions (PRC & PARC).

December 7, 2023

(WEBINAR) Foundations of Evidence Based Group Therapy

May 20, 2024

Tara Bruno

Behavioral Health Training Specialist

BHTEN

MA, CAADC

Tara is an individual with lived experience who has learned how to overcome the obstacles of intergenerational violence and trauma and utilize her personal experience to inform and empower others. A first generation college graduate, Tara earned her MA in Applied Sociology as a Community Fellow Scholar at Lehigh University while serving as a grassroots community organizer for the RenewLV campaign. Tara then spent several years as an Adjunct Instructor in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology as well as served as an advisor for the student services multi cultural club and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honors Society. Additionally, Tara has earned her Certification in Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counseling (CAADC) and is Certified in REBT (CBT), DBT & Trauma Informed Care. Tara spent several years in direct service as a Clinician for Inpatient, Outpatient, Mobile Therapy (Children & Adolescents), Mental Health and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) facilities. Tara has recently become a Certified Crisis Prevention & Intervention Instructor and a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. Tara is currently earning a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice and was the recipient of the National Center on Justice Reform Scholarship. Tara plans to coordinate a training series that incorporates restorative justice practices in Philadelphia’s schools and community organizations. She also currently volunteers her time serving several community organizations in Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia & Pennsylvania Reentry Coalitions (PRC & PARC).