Group Process in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE)

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Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals; Professional Counselors & Therapists

Online Continuing Education Hours: Ten (10)

NBCC Approval: Yes

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Course Description

This is an online continuing education course in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy. This course is part of the educational requirements to become a certified Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Group Facilitator. This course may only be taken as part of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification Package.

This course combines Running a Successful Group and Running a Successful Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Group into one course. It is exclusively for the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification course bundle. You should only take this course if you are enrolled in the Mindfulness-Based Facilitator Certification program.

The course consists of two parts. Part A is Running a Successful Group. Part B is Running a Successful Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Group.

Most of the educational material in this course is reproduced in the Facilitator Manual for the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Program. The Facilitator Manual contains the complete text from the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Workbook, plus tips, suggestions and instructions for facilitating the 12-Week Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Program.  A pdf copy of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Manual is included in the course documents for this course in the Course Documents lesson.

The Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) program is a 12-week seminar designed to be held once per week . The Mindful Ecotherapy Center has been training therapists and counselors to facilitate this program since 2015. We maintain a directory of certified MBE facilitators who are graduates of the training and certification program. Professional counselors and therapists have found these skills to be a welcomed asset to their practices, and participants who have attended the program have reported increased self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-efficacy. Participants also report increased coping skills for depression, anxiety, and trauma.
If you are a mental health professional considering adding ecotherapy to your skill set, then the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification might be of interest to you. Click here to learn more about the program, or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.


Part A: Running a Successful Group

This self-guided online course is a home study continuing education course and is a part of the course requirements for certification in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy. It is also a stand-alone course for those interested in increasing their group facilitation skills.

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.

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

COURSE FORMAT

This is a self-directed online introductory course in running a successful group. The course gives the student a good basic grounding in the principles and practices of group therapy and counseling.

The course materials include a five-hour video presentation and a course description including a list of course objectives and a list of references and citations.

Download the description for this course using the link provided below. You may wish to print it out prior to starting the course.

Running a Successful Group COURSE OBJECTIVES & REFERENCES


Part B: Running a Successful MBE Group

Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss and describe the Stages of Change of the Trans-theoretical Model (TTM)
  • Be able to apply the Stages of Change in a group setting
  • Discuss and describe Tuckman’s Stages of Group Formation
  • Be able to apply the Stages of Group Formation in a group setting
  • Be able to utilize the seven skills of a successful facilitator
  • Be able to correctly identify and implement the 12 skills of Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy
  • Be able to teach and facilitate a Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy group

Course Format

This is a self-directed online course in Running a Successful Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy 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 facilitation in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy.

The course materials include a pdf copy of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Manual and several handouts. The handouts also include this list of course objectives and a list of references and citations.