Counselling groups address personal and social concerns. The goal is the resolution of specific issues. Severe psychological and behavioral disorders are usually referred to individual counselling.
Group work may encompass a psychoeducational focus or group counselling process. Psychoeducation develops a group member’s individual cognitive, emotional, and behavioral skills within a structured process. The goal is to help individuals develop a more effective way of living by increasing their knowledge of skills. The process involves an educational component, group discussions, and feedback by group members and facilitators.
Group work focuses on:
- Enhancing interpersonal skills to improve interpersonal relationships
- Learning to manage disabling emotions such as anxiety and depression.
- Increasing personal insight and awareness of ineffective emotions and behaviors and learning how to manage them.
- Enhancing problem-solving strategies through improved understanding of one’s own feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
Group work uses Attachment therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness techniques
In our practice we facilitate:
- Connect Parent groups for parents of adolescents ages 13–18 years. This is an Attachment-based model that includes CBT and Trauma therapy principles.
- Group: Partners of Law Enforcement Officer – Pilot Program – October 8th , 2019
A Strength-Based Caring and Compassionate Group counselling program to support partners and enhance skills for managing the day to day stress as a Partner of a Law Enforcement Officer – See Group page