Doing Good Group

Course Name: Doing Good Group

Course Subtitle: Practical Tools & Tips for Group Facilitation

Presenter: Mark Lundholm | Comedian, Playwright, Actor, Speaker, Addict

Publisher: Wholehearted | Recovery Bookstore

Product Type: Professional Education | Continuing Education

Intended Audience: Group Facilitators, Substance Use Disorders Counselors

C.E. Information: Yes | 3 C.E. Hours

C.E.’S Recognized By: CCAPP | CAMFT

Included Media: Video Presentation | Downloadable Book

Video: 65 Minutes | Presented by Mark Lundholm

Book: 22 Pages | Full Color | Downloadable .PDF

Publication Date: 2019


This course is designed to refresh substance use disorder professionals on some of the important aspects and skills of group counseling in the SUD treatment setting, as well as to provide additional tools, insights, and suggestions for working in the group setting in both psycho-educational and process groups. This course incorporates many tried-and-true approaches as well as some innovative strategies.  Mark Lundholm delivers the course with his special brand of humor, creativity, and out of the box solutions.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this CEU course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the concept of the “most important client” in group.
  • Explain how engaging in discussion is more effective than simply talking to the group
  • Describe the value of silence in the group
  • Explain how the impulse control system is affected in those with substance use disorders
  • Give examples of how codependency might occur in group, and why it is problematic
  • Explain why empathy and vulnerability are necessary in the group setting
  • Identify the counselor’s own “areas of growth” that get in the way of good group work
  • Identify three important self-care steps for the counselor
  • Describe the “shame grenade” and its impact on the group
  • Give one example of using vulnerability effectively as a group facilitator
  • Explain “Thumb Thoughts”, “Binary Tree” and “Not-to-do” lists
  • Describe how to handle a “train wreck”