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Continuing Education and Training

A Center of Excellence in Research, Education and Training

As a leader in the treatment of substance use, we are committed to educating the public about the disease of addiction and co-occurring disorders. To that end, we have expanded our professional education and training program to professionals who are interested in learning more about behavioral health, and the future of recovery. All sessions are conducted in our state-of-the-art Conference Center, and led by professionals from Eagleville Hospital and other organizations. Currently we offer the following courses:

Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB):

  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) credits through PCB

Social Work CEUs:

  • Continuing education hours are awarded for Social Work and Professional Counselors
  • Provided in conjunction with Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work

For more information, fees, or to register, e-mail Paul Toth, Ph. D. Staff Development Manager & Clinical Supervisor, or call 610-635-7458 610-635-7458

2018 Training Schedule

Groups and Group Skills

When: 5/9/2018

Time: 1pm-4pm

Hours Approved: 3

This seminar briefly reviews principles and skills needed in developing specific kinds of group modalities (including one-session, stand-alone groups) and for developing group goals, norms and processes. The needs of persons with various combinations of dual and multiple disorders are discussed, and means of matching group processes and leader activities to the specific needs of group members are presented (including variations in communication, learning, etc. style considerations and having members assist with focus/topic selection). Psychoeducational, skills-based, and cognitive behavioral groups are briefly reviewed. Participants explore the use of tool kits such as the SAMSHA EBP “Illness Management and Recovery,” TIP #42, and how to locate and use existing curricula. The therapeutic value of groups and the use of coleaders are also discussed.

OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to:

1. Identify the multiple uses of group approaches and the potential benefits and risks of group membership, including peer support groups;

2. Examine diagnostic combinations and individual characteristics that may suggest using individual or group approaches to provide interventions matched to stage of change;

3. Define the components and uses of psychoeducational, skills-building and CBT groups and their expected results for participants;

4. Outline leadership skills required for conducting groups whose members have cognitive impairments and/or mood instability and how these may differ from traditional groups;

5. Discuss resources for helping leaders with group process/content and how to locate them.