Advanced Groupwork Skills: Facilitating Online Groups
Dates: Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, May 23rd, 24th & 25th , 2022
Program time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pre-register by May 12, 2023
This is a virtual course, and will take place over Zoom.
A link to this virtual course will be sent one week prior to the event.
$200.00 SLU Alumni and pre-registered SLU practicum instructors
$250.00 All others or registration at the door.
Course Description: This Professional Practice Institute (PPI) is designed to prepare graduate level social work students, licensed social workers, and other clinical practitioners with the required skills and competencies for groupwork. Standards and ethics for groupwork as well as a variety of groups will be presented to include: a single session workshop on Advance Care Planning on Group Visits used in healthcare settings for veterans, ongoing group therapy in substance abuse treatment and referrals to self-help and support groups. Skills training using role play, interactive activities, as well as small and large group discussions will be used to rehearse and to practices of Motivational Interviewing techniques, the Brief Negotiated Interview process, and the Referrals to Self-help and Mutual Aid Support Groups.
The focus of this PPI is “hands on” skills training with a variety of evidence-based practices related to micro practice. Therefore, participants should go over materials provided and be prepared to practice skills when they arrive on Monday, May 22, 2023. A syllabus with all online resources for students and CE participants will be provided at least a week before class begins. This is an intermediate / advanced level skills training is designed to benefit licensed social workers, graduate and doctoral students, and other professionals working with groups.
Presented by: Monica M. Matthieu, PhD, LCSW
Monica M. Matthieu Ph.D., LCSW is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University and is a Research Social Worker for the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She currently teaches direct practice courses, online and at SLU, to include social work practice with individuals, families and groups, advanced clinical social work practice, evidence-based practices with youth, evidence based practices in community mental health, veterans’ services, SBIRT, and trauma treatment for adults. Dr. Matthieu is engaged in research and program evaluation related to VA’s national suicide prevention program, implementation of trauma treatment in the VA, and improving assessment, intervention, and referral to treatment for individuals at risk for suicide in social service and health care settings in the St Louis metro area.