Workshop Title:

Group Counseling Techniques for AODA Counselors

 

Credit Hours:

3

 

Location:

Chicago, Illinois

 

Date:

Tuition:

$45 Early Bird rate 

$55 Regular rate 

 

Workshop Description:

Group counseling is often the cornerstone of drug and alcohol treatment facilities.  It’s a practice that is framed in helping clients achieve personal growth through interpersonal interaction.  Group counseling allows for clients to build relationships, resolve conflict, share experiences and give/receive feedback from other members of the group.  This workshop aims to help counselors identify group models appropriate for working with clients receiving AODA treatment, as well as group types that complement AODA treatment (special emphasis will be placed on techniques for reaching resistant clients).  In this workshop, AODA counselors will practice group counseling skills by participating in experiential group activities that will allow them to experience the group process from the client perspective.  Workshop participants will also complete a group leader self-assessment to evaluate their own knowledge and biases as they might impact the group process.  All workshop participants will receive multiple resources to add to their group counseling toolkit.
 

Continuing Education Approval:

  • AODA Professionals: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CEUs as approved by the Illinois Certification Board for the following categories: Counselor I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS II, MAATP I or II, NCRS I or II, CFPP II.

  • Professional Counselors: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for LPCs and LCPCs.

  • Social Workers: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for LSWs and LCSWs.

  • Nurses: Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion for 3 CE hours/credits as approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for APNs, RNs and LPNs.