LIVE: Group Work Basics in Changing Times, An Application of Skills and Cultural Competency Amidst COVID 19 & Across Telehealth Platforms

September 30, 2022  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Cristen Wathen, PhD | Melissa Luke, PhD
Cristen Wathen, PhD Melissa Luke, PhD

September 30, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

3 Hours

$225 Registration | Early Registration $200 (through August 30th)

The live professional training program on Group Work Basics in Changing Times: An Application of Skills and Cultural Competency Amidst COVID 19 & Across Telehealth Platforms is presented by Melissa Luke, PhD and Cristen Wathen, PhD.

In the midst of changing times, group work has consistently remained an important and research-backed model for communication, support, task management, education, and inter and intrapersonal learning.

This program will overview and apply the basic foundations of group work, group leadership skills, and include relevant and culturally competent group models for working both in person and via Telehealth. The program will provide concrete examples, case studies, and focused discussion as well as give participants an opportunity to apply and practice the skills through role-play and breakout sessions.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Cristen Wathen, PhD

Dr. Cristen Wathen is an Assistant Professor at Palo Alto University. She has a background in working with survivors of trauma and child sexual abuse. She also has experience counseling and advising college students and working with underserved populations in educational settings.&nbs...

Presented By

Melissa Luke, PhD

Melissa Luke, PhD is a Provost Faculty Fellow at Syracuse University and Dean’s professor in the Department of Counseling & Human Services. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New York...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the four types of group work: Psychotherapeutic, Counseling, Psychoeducational, and Task groups

Describe the stages of group development and identify the basic group work skills utilized in each stage and throughout group work

Describe four levels of group leadership intervention: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Whole group and Supra-group

Demonstrate 10 basic group counseling skills with diverse groups, including those delivered online across telehealth platforms

Analyze the strengths and challenges of each of the 10 basic group counseling skills (e.g., drawing out, blocking, support, modeling, linking, feedback, reframing, self-disclosure, processing, and resource distribution)


Live Event Policy

Event Communications

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

This is a live program only and will not be made available on-demand. If you are unable to attend live please contact customer service 48 hours before the live event to request a refund.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

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