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A Home Study Continuing Education Course for
Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, and Mental Health Counselors

Continuing education book cover for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health CounselorsCognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy
Specific Problems and Populations.


John R. White, Ph.D. and Arthur Freeman, Ed.D. (Eds.). 2000. 404 Pages. 

Part 2. For Specific Populations

8 Hours CE Credits

                       40 Questions: True/False, Multiple Choice, and Matching

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This course presents concepts, techniques, and processes of the time-limited Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy model for meeting the unique needs and circumstances of six clinical populations or settings. Step-by-step guidelines cover the processes of selecting participants, moving through the different phases of group therapy, functioning as a group therapy leader, developing therapeutic content, and structuring group sessions. Cultural characteristics pertinent to the treatment of each population are explained. Case examples demonstrate how CBT group methods are applied with each population in a group setting..

Learning Objectives:

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction

    1. Cognitive Model for Group Therapy

    2. Commonly Used Methods

    3. Elements of a Collaborative Relationship

  2. Older Adults

    1. Depression in Older Adults

    2. Group CBT for Late-Life Depression

    3. Groups for Stresses Involved in Family Caregiving

  3. Medical Patients

    1. Risk adaptation model (RAM)

    2. RAM-Based Interventions

    3. Basic Structure and Management of Group Program

  4. Latinos

    1. Increasing Latino Utilization of Mental Health Services

    2. Selecting Treatments that Fit Latino Culture and Experience

    3. Modifying Group CBT to Fit Latino Culture and Experience

  5. Women's Sexuality

    1. Cognitive-Behavioral Group Model

    2. Group Composition and Selection

    3. Treatment Format and Role of Leader

  6. Parent Training

    1. Cognitive Appraisal Therapy (CAT)

    2. The CAT Parenting Group

  7. Clients in Partial Hospitalization Settings

    1. Developing a Comprehensive Cognitive Partial Hospital Program

    2. Staff requirements and training

    3. Patient screening, orientation, and treatment planning

    4. Daily schedule and activity content

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