You too can learn how to love groups!

September 13, 2014

The National Council for Behavioral Health wants you to learn how to love groups. This exciting initiative provides organizations an opportunity to strengthen group delivered services by improving the knowledge and skills of group facilitators and their supervisors. Now how do you turn away from a lead-in like that? Read the message below from Council President & CEO Linda Rosenberg and consider getting your organization involved!

rosenbergThe National Council’s Centers of Excellence recent crowdsourcing project highlighted for us struggles among treatment organizations to improve quality. Prominent among their struggles is the delivery of group services and, importantly, skills for supervisors of staff running groups.  

Leaders of treatment organizations and their staff understand the positive impact of group treatments, including the group as a community of support, a safe place to learn and refine new skills. Groups are highly valued as a sound clinical and financial investment, worthy of attention, time and energy, but hard to deliver.   

We believe that the National Council policy work is most effective when aligned with efforts to improve quality, and “Learning to Love Groups” is a new training and technical assistance offering consistent with our commitment to quality. As a former clinician, supervisor and program director, I’ve experienced both success and failure in delivering group treatment and so this newest offering is near and dear to my heart. We’ve recruited excellent trainers and tried to make the training affordable.

Please take a moment to learn more about Learning to Love Groups. You won’t be sorry. If you decide to go forward and participate in the learning community, please be in touch with me and let me know if it’s helpful.

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