Effective Group Treatment: Leveraging CBT and MI in Telehealth Groups

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Telehealth is proving to be sustainable and effective as treatment centers have transitioned traditional counseling services to online programs. Counselors are tasked to translate face to face skills to telehealth with limited training to recreate foundational helping. This presentation will provide counselors with the tools to create virtual counseling groups which can be applicable to various levels of care. Participants will obtain skills to enhance group cohesion and participation via telehealth. This presentation will provide participants an opportunity to observe the application of evidence-based practice group skills, such as “rolling with resistance”, for application in their own daily virtual work.  As a result of the training:

  • Participants will be able to build foundational group structure in a virtual environment. 
  • Participants will identify three ways to build virtual group cohesion. 
  • Participants will be able to perform virtual rolling with resistance skills. 

Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Behavioral Health Group (BHG). He is an accomplished leader with a history of driving organizational results with learning and development solutions. Known for implementing initiatives that support organizational priorities and produce measurable outcomes, he has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over 12 years. He was formerly the Director of Training and Professional Development for NAADAC. He is a Certified Lead Trainer for the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBISA) curriculum, Calm Every Storm: Crisis Prevention & Intervention curriculum, and experienced in treating trauma-related disorders using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and Seeking Safety. Samson previously worked for Phoenix House Foundation as the National Director of Learning and Development.   

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Event Details

October 17, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150
Concord, NH
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