Daily Group Schedule & Descriptions

TimeMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY

9:30 - 10:10 a.m.

Check-in

Check-in

Check-in

Check-in

Check-in

10:10 - 10:50 a.m.

Relapse
Prevention

Psychotherapy
Group

Relapse
Prevention

Psychotherapy
Group

Relapse
Prevention

10:50  - 11:40a.m.

Psychotherapy
Group

Psychotherapy
Group

Psychotherapy
Group

Psychotherapy
Group

Psychotherapy
Group

11:40 a.m. - Noon

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Cognitive
Therapy

Grief/Loss
Group

Cognitive
Therapy

Managing
Change

Cognitive
Therapy

12:30 pm. - 1:15 p.m.

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Affect
Management

Self Esteem

Affect
Management

Resolutions

Weekend Planning


GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

RELAPSE PREVENTION: The goals for this group are to provide increased opportunities for self-awareness, to teach the patient to recognize signs and symptoms of relapse, and to improve the patient’s self-mastery in the prevention of relapse. Patients are encouraged to disclose their personal experiences with relapse. Topics include life-style habits that decrease the possibility of relapse, medication and drug issues, nutrition, health, spirituality, and humor. A review of treatment plans, goals, and objectives will also be covered in an effort to maintain focus and to encourage accountability in maintaining positive changes.

PSYCHOTHERAPY: This group provides an opportunity for patients to identify, process, and resolve the specific problems leading to the need for treatment; to learn to ask for, accept, and provide feedback; to develop insights into maladaptive behavior and thought patterns, and processes that maintain them; and to improve interpersonal skills and explore familial and social roles. Patients will be encouraged to express feelings related to group processes and current and past life events, and to focus on achieving personal goals and treatment plan goals.

COGNITIVE THERAPY: In this group, patients will learn to identify distorted thoughts that negatively influence behavior, values, and self-perception. They will explore ways to challenge and correct distorted thoughts, self-defeating beliefs, and negative self-talk. The group will also include training in assertiveness skills and stress management techniques.

GRIEF AND LOSS: This group provides a forum for patients to explore all manner of grief, loss, and bereavement; to express feelings related to losses; to share experiences of grief and resolving grief; to review the stages of grief; and to develop improved methods for coping with loss.

AFFECT MANAGEMENT: The focus of this group is to teach patients to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and panic, and strong emotions such as anger; to explore patients’ current methods of coping with and expressing these emotions; and to learn coping skills for expressing strong emotion and managing symptoms more appropriately.

SELF-ESTEEM: Self-esteem group will help patients to explore current personal, familial, and cultural expectations and judgements of themselves, and to build self-esteem by adjusting values to match patients’ current circumstances.

WEEKEND PLANNING: Weekend planning is a therapeutic process group which uses cognitive behavioral techniques to assist patients in identifying their stressors as relates to their upcoming weekend. The focus of this group is to prepare patients for the days they will not be attending our program in order to prevent relapse. Patients will be able to explore their upcoming plans and process feelings with regard to these plans. The group will identify and practice various coping skills (i.e. deep breathing, meditation, and challenging distorted thoughts). This group also reinforces the patient's self esteem by discussing positive traits the members possess and accomplishments they have achieved.

RESOLUTIONS:  The purpose of this group is to set clear, concise and realistic goals for each member.  Members of the group will benefit from changing their view of their problem (interpretation) and how they can effectively respond.  Focus will be on changing behavior and taking new and different approaches to address the clients’ individual problems.  The group leader will help by shifting the clients’ attention to creating solutions rather than focusing on the specific problem.