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Group Times | Effective Living Center, Inc.

GROUP SERVICES

Primary Co-occurring Disorders (Substance Use/Mental Health): The Primary Group has two phases. Phase I programming meets twice weekly for three hours each session for an approximate duration of six weeks. Phase II Group meets once weekly for a three hour session and the duration is approximately eight weeks. Individual sessions are scheduled periodically throughout the program.

Aftercare Phase II/Aftercare Program is also available as a separate service following Primary care for returning clients or individuals transferring from residential, outpatient with lodging, or an alternate outpatient program.

Moral Reconation Therapy: Moral Reconation Therapy (or MRT) is a Twelve step evidence based cognitive restructuring program designed to reduce recidivism and maintain recovery. The group meets once weekly for two hours. Individuals can attend this group in conjunction with primary programming or as an independent service.

Anger Management: Anger Management Group is an MRT based eight module evidence based cognitive restructuring program focusing on healthy lifestyle choices . Individuals can attend this group in conjunction with their primary programming or as an independent service.

Domestic Violence: Domestic Violence programming is an MRT based program with a minimum of 24 weeks to meet the Minnesota state guidelines for a Domestic Abuse Counseling Program (518B.02). The group meets once per week for two and a half hours. Individuals can attend this group in conjunction with their primary programming or as an independent service.

*Dialectic Behavioral Skills: Dialectic Behavioral Skills group focuses on the development or strengthening of Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Skills. This group works in conjunction with primary programming or individual therapy.

*Intensive Intervention Program (IIP): The IIP is a fifteen hour, highly structured, abstinence based, alcohol and drug education program. It is for the individual who has experienced negative consequences as a result of their substance use. IIP consists of two consecutive Friday, eight hour closed group sessions that include homework assignments. It is offered on a quarterly basis.

*Driving the Right Way: The Driving the Right Way program is a DUI program which takes place over two sessions. The program aims to provide tools for individuals to change thinking and decision making in first time offenders.

*Men’s/Women’s Recovery: The gender specific men’s and women’s recovery groups use the Stephanie Covington program. The curriculum focuses on healthy development of self, family relationships, and social supports. These programs are approximately sixteen sessions, meeting once a week for two hours. These groups works in conjunction with primary programming.

*Groups not offered at Little Falls Center

Please contact the St. Cloud office at 320-259-5381 or the Little Falls office at 320-632-3166 for group times or more information.


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