The Power of Circles: Group Leader Workshop

30 Jan 2020 8:30 AM | Amy Safford (Administrator)

The Power of Circles: Group Leader Workshop

Presented by Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS

Thursday and Friday: Jan 30 & 31, 2020, 8:30am - 4:30pm

12 CEUS          $179

Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street, Portland, ME 04103

The healing effect of group is widely accepted in the fields of substance abuse, mental and behavioral health. Most healthcare organizations seek to take advantage of group dynamics to access and encourage the human potential to grow, heal and change. While the content and focus of groups varies across settings, many of the powerful processes of group work are universal.  

This 2-day workshop is designed for beginner and experienced group facilitators to step back and take a broader view of group functioning, as well as lean in and explore the challenges within their practice.  We will examine and demonstrate evolution, neurobiology, purpose, process, content and dynamics as they play out in a group setting.   Participants will share ideas on best practices, identify their strengths and areas for improvement, and reinvigorate passion for group. 

This workshop is active and will change the way you experience groups. It is a gentle and illustrative method of demonstrating how a group of strangers can become a circle of support, growth and healing. It Built on six core processes of psychological flexibility (defusion, expansion, presence, perspective, values and committed actions) of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, it is a combination of didactic material, individual reflections, dyads and group, and other experiential activities.  

Target Audience:   Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals, Physicians, Nurses, Therapists, Counseling Staff, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and clinical staff currently facilitating or interested in developing groups in those settings.   Certificates provided. 12 CEUS for LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, LADC, CCS, PhD, PsyD. Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Approval pending.