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Group counseling in rural areas: steps to forming a group

You are working in a community mental health center in a rural area that has a need for you to start an addictions group for clients with alcoholism. You meet with your boss and he asks you to bring your proposal to present at the next board meeting in order to get them on board to approve funding for this program.

â?¢How you would form the group? Include what you will do to inform potential clients and the steps involved in forming the group.
â?¢ Identify 2 group counseling approaches you might use with this population and why.
â?¢Identify 1-2 of the counseling issues you might encounter in the group. How would you handle these issues? Provide specific strategies/techniques and why those are the most appropriate.
â?¢Provide a rational of the need for funding of this group that includes the benefits that the group therapy would provide.

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I currently work as a therapist in a rural community mental health center and I feel like I have already been through this so here goes:
1. it may be important to have the case workers survey their clients to see if a group would be something they would be receptive too. Fliers in ...

Solution Summary

Group counseling is an important aspect of therapy and can be especially helpful in the treatment of addictions. This solution has to do with the dynamics in a rural community and some of the considerations that may need to be addressed in the formation of a group in a rural area.