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Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy TIP 41 - Why Groups and Types of Groups

About the Course:

Group therapy is regarded as a powerful means of engaging therapeutic forces such as affiliation, support, and peer confrontation to treat substance users within a culture of recovery. Groups therapy is also effective in treating problems that accompany addiction, such as depression, isolation, and shame. The power of the group can be harnessed and directed to foster healthy attachments, provide positive peer reinforcement and a forum for self-expression, and teach new social skills to clients struggling with substance use.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy TIP 41 – Why Groups and Types of Groups created by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2017.

Publication Date:

2017

Course Material Author

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Course Creator

Ilana Breslau PhD

Dr. Ilana Breslau is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City, where she specializes in treating addictions, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Breslau is a supervising psychologist and Director of Continuing Education at North Central Bronx Hospital, and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify advantages of group therapy as a treatment modality for substance abusers

  2. Describe five models of group psychotherapy to treat substance abuse

  3. Apply principles of group therapy in clinical work with substance abusers

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Editors's note

This note updates the information in the TIP

References in PDF format

Chapters 1 and 2 in PDF format

The exam is based on this content.

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Course Number 102534
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