Contact Hours: 2
Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes


  • Learn how to help patients set healthy boundaries and explore reasons for not maintaining those boundaries
  • Explore techniques for teaching effective communication skills
  • Review individual differences in time management strategies and help clients develop individualized plans

Contact Hours: 2

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes


    • Define the basis of CBT
    • Learn how to do a functional analysis
    • Explore
      • Problem solving
      • Contracting
      • Addressing Cognitive Distortions
      • ABC-DE
      • Cognitive Restructuring
      • Cognitive Processing Therapy
      • Acceptance and Commitment

    Contact Hours: 20

    Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LPC-MHSP,   


    • Explore group counseling methods and skills
    • Identify the five models of group therapy currently used in substance abuse treatment and the three other types of groups that can be integrated into the five models
    • Differentiate between 12-step self-help groups and interpersonal process groups
    • Identify at least 10 advantages of group treatment
    • Identify the three modifications that need to be made to group treatment in order to improve its effectiveness in substance abuse settings
    • Discuss how the client's stage of readiness for change affects the types of groups he or she will be in
    • Describe the characteristics of each of the five group models used in substance abuse treatment
    • Effectively match clients with appropriate groups
    • Accurately assess client readiness for group primary placement considerations
    • Identify as six dimensions assess for the ASAM patient placement criteria
    • Identify the six levels of treatment identified by the ASAM patient placement criteria that
    • Identify the three other criteria we should be considered when determining the patient's appropriateness for group therapy
    • Identify the difference between culture, cultural knowledge, cultural awareness, and cultural competence
    • Understand the components of the diversity wheel
    • Identify strategies for handling issues that arise when group norms and cultural values conflict
    • Identify the six guidelines for clinicians on the evaluating bias and prejudice
    • Identify for techniques that can be helpful in providing substance abuse treatment to a culturally diverse groups
    • Identify six guidelines for preparing the group for a new member from a racial or ethnic minority
    • Discuss the benefits of fixed and revolving membership groups
    • Identify the most effective ways to prepare client for participation in groups is that
    • Be familiar with the recommended issues to discuss in pre-group interviews
    • Discuss ways for increasing retention in groups
    • Identify specific group tasks appropriate for each phase of the group
    • Discuss how to convert conflict and resistance in the positive energy that powers the group's
    • Explain how to deal with disruptive group members
    • Explain how to cool down runaway affect or turn a crisis into an opportunity
    • Identify six of the most common errors the group leaders make
    • Describe four types of training that are recommended for group therapists

    Registration is available at:  

    Support is available at