Running a Successful Group


Target Audience: Mental health Professionals; Professional Counselors & Therapists

Online Continuing Education Hours: Five (5)

NBCC Approval: Yes

Be informed when new courses are added by subscribing to the Mindful Ecotherapy Center’s monthly newsletter.


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.


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

About Facilitator Certification in Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy

This introductory Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy in Clinical Practice course is one of the five courses required for certification as a Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator. It is also a stand-alone course that may be taken independently of the Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification.

The individual courses required for Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator Certification have NBCC approval but the certification itself cannot be legally regulated by the NBCC because they govern continuing education and not facilitator certification. Facilitator certification is regulated by the Mindful Ecotherapy Center. What this means is that the individual course work you do towards certification as a Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (MBE) Facilitator will be approved for NBCC credit, but the actual certification itself will not, since that certification is outside of the jurisdiction of NBCC. Questions about certification in MBE should be addressed to the Mindful Ecotherapy Center.

Click here to learn more about becoming a certified facilitator.

Here is the new process for becoming a Certified Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy Facilitator, effective June 1, 2020.

There are five courses that you must complete before applying for facilitator certification. These are:


You may take the courses in any order you wish. All courses must be completed successfully prior to applying for certified facilitator status. Once you have completed all five courses, you will need to write a case presentation using the guidelines found here.


This course is approved for NBCC credit for online continuing education.
The Mindful Ecotherapy Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7022. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Mindful Ecotherapy Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
All course materials are evidence-based, with clearly defined learning objectives, references and citations, and post-course evaluations. Upon request a copy of this information and a course description containing objectives, course description, references and citations will be given to you for your local licensure board. All online courses and webinars contain course objectives, references and citations as a part of the course materials; however, it is your responsibility to check with your local licensure board for suitability for continuing education credit if your licensing board does not recognize National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) approval. No warranty is expressed or implied as to approval regarding jurisdictions outside of the United States or its territories or for organizations that do not accept NBCC approval for continuing education courses.

NBCC ACEP # 7022