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TREATMENT GROUP 1 Support Group Paper: Treatment Group Tiffany Burton HSCO 511 Group Dynamics Liberty University
TREATMENT GROUP 2 Abstract This paper will provide a summary of the observation I experienced by attending four meetings through Zoom of the treatment group offered by Four Winds led by Jeff Jones. I will give a brief description of Four Winds Initiative and it's purpose. I will then provide the content of this group through the process, dynamics and interaction of group participants, the leadership skills used and its effectiveness of this treatment group. This paper will also provide the application aspects including what I learned from this experience, how I would lead such a group and what could be done differently to benefit the participants. Finally concluding with my overall view and its effect on myself as a counselor going forward.
TREATMENT GROUP 3 Support Group Paper: Treatment Group Treatment Group Four Winds was incorporated in 2005 after envisioning a community outreach program providing the community with services to better the lives of those in need of help mentally, physically and spiritually (Four Winds, n.d.). The past 14 years this organization has maintained a close relationship with the local DFCS office and other community support agencies which has allowed Four Winds to offer several vital services that enhances the lives of the most vulnerable, high-risk individuals and families in Walton and neighboring counties. The services provided include: housing placement, licensed Christian counseling, job placement, DFCS family restoration, outpatient drug therapy, and crisis intervention. For this assignment, I went to a weekly Treatment Group meeting that is currently being held through Zoom because of COVID-19. This group normally meets every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at Four Winds, however due to COVID-19, it is currently meeting on Zoom. This group is considered a level 1 treatment, which is an outpatient treatment for alcohol and drugs provided by addiction professionals and clinicians (Edwards, 2020). This particular group meets for 24-26 week sessions with a psychoeducational purpose. According to Forsyth (2019), “Psychoeducational groups are planned interventions that focus on a specific interpersonal problem or skill. Integrating a traditional classroom format with therapeutic group, the leaders identify specific learning outcomes before the sessions“ (p. 522). The goal being to raise awareness through a thought process by which the participants discuss, analyze and apply to their behavior.
TREATMENT GROUP 4 The leader is Jeff Jones, a licensed counselor who works with individuals with addiction issues. Jeff’s training includes trauma, addictions and currently pursuing certification in sexual addiction. He graduated in 2016 and received his LPC in 2018. Most of his clients for this treatment group are from DFACS referrals and mandated treatment from Probate court.

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