Group Therapy Online Text-based Course (2 CE)

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Group therapy is becoming a more widely used modality, partly due to managed health care costs and influence on mental health care, but also because it can be used to treat a wide range of client needs. This course describes a variety of groups suitable to different types of clients, as well as theoretical orientations for groups. It presents the factors that are important to an effective group, including setting ground rules, encouraging self-disclosure, group size, and client selection/retention/drop-outs and termination. In addition, because groups contain multiple members with multiple needs, the role of the therapist and legal and ethical concerns are discussed for the maintenance of boundaries, conflict management, and countertransference.

Author: Mary Ella Viehe, Ph.D

Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the clients most suited to a group approach, as well as the type of group most suited to the therapist's theoretical orientation and clinical style.
  2. Describe the unique characteristics that impact the functioning of a group, most notably setting ground rules, self-disclosure, client selection and retention, boundary management and conflict resolution.
  3. Identify the legal and ethical requirements that impact group therapy.
  4. Define the variety of therapist roles, types and timing of interventions most appropriate for different kinds of groups and group dynamics.


Advantages of taking Gerry Grossman Seminars at-home CE courses:

  • Online courses offer the post-test online for instant course completion.
  • You can repeat the post-test if you don't pass.
  • Online courses are available to you immediately after purchase.
  • California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs can¬†fulfill 100% of their CE hours online.