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Improving Your Group Therapy Skills
This three hour seminar will focus on helping professionals doing groups to improve their skills. The mission will be on learning, expansion, and growth of mental health professionals doing groups. Skills will be emphasized and integrated into useful interventions. We will focus on groups with children, adolescents, and adults. Research, culture, and gender issues will be discussed as these pertain to group therapy. The audience will be limited to 25 participants.
The objectives are:
1. Participants will learn a variety of interventions for various populations.
2. Participants will learn a variety of theoretical models useful as group interventions.
3. Participants will learn self-awareness, new skills, and professional growth as a result of their attendance.
The methods of teaching will be interactive, didactic, power point, video and experiential. A hand out will be provided. What the research states about doing effective groups will be highlighted.
Dr. Marvin W. Clifford has been with the Ochsner Health System for 28 years as the Director of Group Therapy and The Director of the Employee Assistance Program. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Tulane University School of Social Work for the last 27 years. His experience as a social worker spans almost five decades. He has done clinical work, supervision, administration, publication and research, and teaching. His clinical interests are working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. He is skilled in mental health, addictions, and co-occurring disorders. He has done presentations at the local level, state, and national events.