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Group Work: Developing and Facilitating Groups

Amy Burzinski, LISW

CE Credit: 1 Hour

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Marriage & Family Therapy CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Video

Course Abstract


This is a brief course that describes various models of group work and addresses the aspects of group psychotherapy with adolescents that distinguish it from individual therapy, and techniques for identifying and working with difficult behavior. How is adolescent group work different from individual work with youth? What are the advantages? The challenges? This course will address how therapists and group leaders can work with youth who are dealing with negative life experiences to address cognitive change, strength mobilization and develop effective coping techniques.

Closeout Course #10-83 |  2014 | 70 minute video | 7 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Describe three models of group therapy used to work with adolescent clients
2. Identify the role of the therapist in each type of group
3. List the sore components of group practice
4. Identify the differences between individual work and group work
5. Describe difficult behaviors that can occur in a group and techniques for dealing with them

NBCC ACEP Approved ProviderNBCC Clock Hours: 1 | 
NBCC ACEP Number: 5590 | 

Professional Development Resources
 is also approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635); the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists (#193) and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (#RCST100501). 


This video course provides instant access to the course video, course handout and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to view the video, download/print the course handout and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while watching the course video).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

Amy Burzinski, LISW, is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Amy received her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University in 1989 and has additional training in psychotherapy and psychodrama. Ms. Burzinski has worked in a variety of mental health settings some of which include serving as director of an employee assistance program for the city of New York, coordinator for victims of domestic violence program and a clinician for New York University’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.


: Ms. Burzinski is a Licensed Social Worker in independent practice and receives speaker fees for her presentations.
: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. 

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