Groups for Substance Abuse and Addiction

I am currently developing several different groups for substance abuse and addiction.  Each has its own focus on different aspects or phases of recovery.

  • Wise Paths.   This ten-week course will introduce members to strategies for enhancing traditional recovery approaches (e.g., 12 step approaches) with an exciting, innovative form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) known as acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT).  Read more.
  • Unhooked.   Strategies and support for folks struggling with behavioral addictions (nonchemical addictions and other compulsive behaviors) such as gambling and internet use.  Read more
  • Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention.  Part group, part class, this eight-week course will introduce members to a range of strategies, adding practical mindfulness skills to a set of core relapse prevention skills.  Read more.
  • Mindful Recovery.  Explore and develop your unique recovery path borrowing the best ideas and practices from both Eastern traditions and Western recovery models and psychology.  Read more.

Bold Moves: Enhancing Your Practice with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Full-day workshop for health care and mental health care professionals
with Joel Guarna, PhD
Portland, Maine
Friday, Feb 24, 2012

Organized by the Health Education Training Institute (HETI)
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) is both a contemporary form of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and a mindfulness-based psychotherapy.  ACT has shown much promise in helping clients with a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties and, more generally, to help people move toward living well.
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This blog site will post information about groups, classes, and workshops offered through my private practice, White Pine Behavioral Health, and my educational and training organization, White Pine Institute.  Please note that several programs are listed at right including some proposed offerings that will run when sufficient interest warrants starting the group.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  In the meantime, I encourage you to sign-up to receive updates on groups, classes, and workshops offered through White Pine Institute.