Outpatient Speciality Groups

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Primary Process

Client history and experiences are important and there is a great deal of value in sharing those experiences. Personal difficulties can be discussed openly with peers experiencing similar issues. Processing client feelings can help increase feelings of validation and insight. Open discussion in groups allows one to gain motivation and skills to change thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

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Family Dynamics

Processing issues related to family dynamics can create changes in the way that the family system functions. Part of therapy involves processing things related to family and thinking about what needs to change in order to create wellness throughout the entire family dynamic. This group allows for supporting change and identifying ways to strengthen family bonds, boundaries, and communication.

Vocational Group

Wellness results in finding ways to contribute to others and to society as a whole. Clients identify skills, abilities, and proficiencies through a supportive group process.

Members of this group begin understanding what is necessary to keep a job and they practice professional skills, behaviors, and competencies such as resume writing, and interviewing skills.

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Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety is a method for coping with past traumas. In this group, clients are taught specific evidence-based strategies for coping with triggers for trauma. The goal is to prevent remaining constantly focused on the trauma in a way that prevents healthy functioning.

Body and Health

Health and wellness is a large part of recovery. It is necessary to understand medical conditions, medication management, address sleep hygiene, maintain proper nutrition, and participate in the exercise. This group addresses how healthy behaviors contribute to improved mental health.

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This group is led by a nutritionist and registered dietician. This psycho-educational group ranges from teaching food choices, nutritional eating for optimal health, food preparation to budgeting and shopping for personal groceries. Using nutritional knowledge will help group members to make better food decisions which contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

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