2-part webinar series:
Telemental-health Group Service Delivery
Friday, February 4 & 11, 2022
10-11 AKT . 11-Noon PT . Noon-1 MT . 1-2 CT . 2-3 ET
At the beginning of the Public Health Emergency (PHE), mental health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support providers had to shift service delivery from a mostly in-person structure to virtual. This swift uptake in the use of telebehavioral-health may be transformative not only for the healthcare system but for the mental health field as well.
Support derived from clinical and peer group services is essential, especially during a PHE when access to services may be limited. Mental health and SUD treatment and recovery providers have made great strides in virtualizing service delivery, especially individual-based services. However, group counseling services, a mainstay in many mental health, SUD treatment, and recovery support programs, has been more difficult to implement.
This two-part webinar series will address those challenges. During the series, we will:
- review recent research regarding patient satisfaction, group cohesion, and effectiveness of online group services
- identify challenges typically associated with online group facilitation and how to address them
- provide specific recommendations for online group facilitation and how it differs from in-person groups (e.g., tips and techniques, group agreements, etc.)
- discuss safety protocols, and issues related to ethics and privacy/security and confidentiality in the context of online group case scenarios
This webinar series will highlight online group counseling and peer recovery services and will demonstrate its viability as an alternative to traditional in-person groups, which requires new facilitative, alliance-building, and administrative skills from both counselors and peers.
Continuing education certificates available.
Sandnes Boulanger, LCSW, MCAP, CET; Vice President of Clinical Services-Operation PAR
Questions? Email Kim Prokosch at [email protected]