New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Group Facilitation: Encouraging and Supporting Change

  • May 30, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter St, Tilton, NH 03276
  • 11


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A 12 hour training event on May 30-31st 

with Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

PRESENTATION: The healing effect of group counseling is widely accepted in the fields of substance abuse, mental health and behavioral health.  Most healthcare organizations seek to take advantage of group dynamics to access and encourage the human potential to heal, change and grow. While the content of counseling groups varies across settings, many of the powerful processes of group work are universal.

This experiential workshop is designed for beginning and experienced group facilitators to examine the challenges and choices of group dynamics, learn about process versus content, share ideas on best practices, identify their strengths and areas for improvement, and reinvigorate a passion for group.  As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

  • Name at least five healing elements of group treatment;
  • define facilitator role and responsibilities in a therapeutic group;
  • delineate between group process and content;
  • identify critical components of group treatment when working with mental illness, addiction and co-occurring disorders; and
  • Identify specific challenges and opportunities of groups.

PRESENTER:  Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS  is an individual therapist, group facilitator, clinical supervisor and trainer with 21 year of experience. In previous positions she was director of inpatient services for a women’s substance abuse and co-occurring disorders residential and halfway house programs;  led an Assertive Community Treatment team;  supervised a large detoxification and rehabilitation center specializing in co–occurring disorders, relapse prevention and early recovery for men and women; facilitated groups for anger management, addiction/recovery and mindfulness; and worked with domestic violence offenders.  Since 2001 she has been facilitating training on addiction, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders for a wide variety of agencies and organizations in Maine. She served as adjunct faculty for North Carolina State University, University of New England and University of Southern Maine in social work and counseling. She currently serves as visiting faculty in the Tufts Psychiatry Residency program at Maine Medical Center. She has expertise in trauma and recovery, motivational interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, group facilitation, difficult conversations, ethics and clinical supervision.  She maintains a private practice in Portland serving adults with a special focus on caring for professionals in mental health, medical, legal and other helping professions.

Fee NHADACA Members:  $110; Non-Members $130; *NBCC add $5.  Lunch is on your own.  For registration information contact:  603-225-7060,

12 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Not applied for
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 7, 18
CRSW Performance Domains:  3 & 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a wait list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for trainings of high demand topics.  Thank you.

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