Running a Successful Group ONLINE COURSE

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This self-guided online course is good for 10 hours of online home study continuing education and is a part of the course requirements for certification in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy.

In this online study course, we will look at some of the principles of running a successful group. We’ll also examine recent research in the field, including the Stages of Change and the five phases of group process.

The course is divided into two parts. Part A examines how to run a successful group. Part B is specific to running a Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Group.

NOTE: The “Add to Cart” button below will take you to Paypal. When you complete your transaction Paypal will direct you to a page containing the post-test for the course. BOOKMARK THIS PAGE! You will need to return to it when you complete the course in order to take your post-test and receive your certificate! You must pass the test with 70% or higher in order to have the certificate emailed to you. There is no limit on the number of times you may take the test. The course materials, with the exception of the post-test, may be downloaded for FREE below. You may wish to study them BEFORE purchasing the post-test below.

Running a Successful Group Post-Test


Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S is a board-approved sponsor of continuing education in South Carolina, permanent sponsor #495. This course is approved for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors in South Carolina. The course materials are evidence-based with clearly defined objectives; however it is your responsibility to check with your local licensure board for course approval for credit prior to enrolling in this course. No warranty is expressed or implied. A list of citations and references is provided in the course materials for your records.

Click here to see a summary of credentials and education for Charlton Hall, LMFT/S, RPT-S, CHt

You may contact the instructor by clicking here or by mail at

Mindful Ecotherapy Center
PO Box 102
Cleveland SC 29635

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the Stages of Change of the Transtheoretical Model of Change
  • Describe the stages of group process
  • Name some skills a good group facilitator possesses
  • Define Group Work
  • List some types of groups
  • Discuss the planning process for groups
  • Define and discuss the process of Group Facilitation
  • Be able to successfully facilitate all 12 sessions of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Program

This is a self-directed online introductory course in running a successful group. While this course is a part of the requirements to become a certified Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator, it is also a stand-alone course that gives the student a good basic grounding in the principles and practices of group therapy and counseling.

The course materials include a pdf PowerPoint presentation for Part A of the course, a booklet in pdf format for Part B of the course,   and several handouts. You may review the course materials for free by scrolling down and clicking on the links below.  The handouts also include a list of course objectives and a list of references and citations.

Click here to see a list of requirements for certification in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy

When you purchase this course, you will first download the course materials by clicking on the links below.

YOU TO NOT HAVE TO PURCHASE THE COURSE TO DOWNLOAD THE MATERIALS BELOW! YOU MAY EXAMINE THE MATERIALS FOR FREE, THEN PURCHASE THE POST-TEST WHEN YOU ARE READY TO TAKE IT! The “purchase” button above is to purchase the post-test and certificate for 10 online continuing education hours.

You may wish to bookmark this page so you may return to it as needed. This page contains the PowerPoint presentation and other course materials you will need to complete in order to get credit for the course. In order to get credit you will have to read the materials then pass the post-test. No partial credit is available.

When you have satisfactorily completed all of the materials and the post-test  with 70% or higher you will  automatically be emailed a Certificate of Completion in pdf format.

STEP 1: Download the PowerPoint, the pdf course booklet entitled Running a Successful Minfulness-Based Ecotherapy Group and the course materials you will need to complete to get credit for the course. Read through the Running a Successful Group (PowerPoint), the booklet and the COURSE OBJECTIVES & REFERENCES. When you have finished reading the materials, purchase the post-test by clicking on the ‘Add to Cart’ button above.

NOTE: You do NOT have to purchase the course to download the materials. Only purchase the course if you wish to obtain a Certificate of Completion for continuing education credit. What you are purchasing by clicking on the button above is the post-test and the pdf certificate. You may wish to wait until you have studied the materials before you purchase the post-test above.

STEP 2: The post-test for this course must also be completed with a score of 70% or higher. If you do not achieve 70% on your first time with the test, you will be given an opportunity to correct your answers. You may take the quiz as many times as necessary to pass.

STEP 3: Upon successful completion of the post-test, you will  automatically be emailed a Certificate of Completion. This course is part of the requirements for certification in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy, but it may also be used as stand-alone credit.

If you have any questions about this course, the materials, or how to complete the course materials, please feel free to contact me.


If taking the course, please download and save the pdf files below by clicking on the links. Save to your computer so that you may refer back to it as needed. You may browse course materials for free prior to purchasing the course by clicking on the links below.


Part A Running a Successful Group (PowerPoint)

Part B Running a Successful Minfulness-Based Ecotherapy Group


When you have completed the course materials, click on the “Add to Cart” button above to purchase and take the post-test.

NOTE: You will be emailed a Certificate of Completion for this course upon passing the post-test with a grade of 70% or higher. If you have not purchased the course, you will not be emailed a certificate until your purchase is completed and you have passed the post-test. If you have any difficulty with the post-test or if you didn’t receive a certificate after passing, please use the contact form below.

You may take the post-test as many times as necessary to pass.  If you passed (70% or higher), your Certificate of Completion in pdf format will be attached to the notification email.



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