Virtual: Addressing Motivation and the Process of Change in Group Treatment

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This seminar will explore how to integrate stages of change and motivational communication strategies into group therapy.  Readiness to change among group members differs and creates heterogeneity in every group.  A focus on stages of change and the critical processes needed to address stage tasks can help group leaders understand this diversity and develop strategies to promote conversations about change more effectively. Participants will be able to:

  • Understand and assess differences in motivation across different types of change (initiation, modification and cessation)
  • Learn strategies to promote group conversations that empower participants to address changing behaviors that can help resolve current problems.
  • Advance their group skills in bringing about transformational effects.

PRESENTER: Dr. Carlo DiClemente is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and director of several training centers at UMBC. He is co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change, and author of numerous scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. He published several articles and chapters on brief interventions and in 2018 the second edition Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover. He has also co-authored several professional books, The Transtheoretical Model, Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change (second edition), and Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages of Change Therapy Manual (Second Edition) and a self-help book, Changing for Good

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Event Details

May 25, 2021
8:30 am - 11:45 am
Registration Fee with NASW/NBCC – $45.00