Total CE Credit Hours: 1.25
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/103038
About the Course:
This course discusses a study of group therapy to examine the gap in evidence-based therapy and group therapy practice. This qualitative inquiry interviewed several group therapists specializing in substance use disorder treatment at three SUD outpatient clinics. Evidence-based practice was examine and several themes emerged, including: balancing flexibility and structure, necessity of flexibility embedded into existing structures and processes, flexibility emphasized for using manualized therapies, necessity of clinician accommodations and adaptations, complex group dynamics, limited clinician experience and training, reliance on didactic education, limited training, supervision, and quality control, and therapy vs classes.
This course is based on the article, Complexities With Group Therapy Facilitation in Substance Use Disorder Specialty Treatment Settings created by Dennis C. Wendt and Joseph P. Gone in 2019.
J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 May ; 88: 9–17
Course Material Authors
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Describe the large gap between evidence-based-therapy and practice.
Identify the challenges and barriers to using evidence-based therapy.
Summarize the tools necessary to bridge the gap and improve practice.
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