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Learning to Love Groups

Linda Rosenberg

Former President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

Learning to Love Groups

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The National Council recently completed a Centers of Excellence recent crowdsourcing project. One of the things we heard from treatment organizations was that they struggle to improve quality, and group services delivery and skills development for supervisors of staff running groups were at the top of the list.

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 (via odilia at dhead online), 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.