Psychotherapy Groups

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Adolescent Recovery Group

About this group

A skills-based group for adolescents and young adults focused on psychoeducation, relapse prevention, building and maintaining wellness in sobriety and supporting one another in recovery.

Who is it for?

Adolescents and young adults that are motivated to remain sober “one day at a time” from substances of abuse. This group also offers a family support component.  

How often does the group meet?

Each Monday from 4:30-6:00pm

How long can I participate?

Members complete 12-24 sessions at minimum, determined in conjunction with their program therapist. 

How do I sign up?

Current patients in the Department of Psychiatry, can ask their clinician for referral to UMATS for consultation/evaluation and to determine eligibility for this group. New patients should schedule a New Patient Evaluation (NPE) in UMATS for an evaluation to determine eligibility for the group and any other treatment options.

Interested in this group?

For Psychotherapy groups, patients need to be referred by their Ambulatory Psychiatry provider.

Patients with questions about psychotherapy groups may ask their provider.

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CBT for Addiction (Adult Patients)

About this group

This group is an introduction to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for addiction. Members will learn about cognitive (thoughts) and behavioral skills to cope with cravings, triggers, stressors, emotions, and interpersonal relationships that contribute to substance use disorders. CBT entails identifying the links between situations, thoughts, and feelings and how each effects behavior, including substance use. 

Who is it for?

Adults who mild to moderate substance use problems, or those who are seeking relapse prevention treatment who have completed an inpatient or intensive outpatient program.

How often does the group meet?

Every Tuesday from 4-5:15pm.

How long can I participate?

This is a structured group with 15 different sessions. The group has a rolling admission, that is, people can begin at any point and stay until they complete all the sessions.

How do I sign up?

New patients must complete a New Patient Psychiatric Evaluation in UMATS to ensure the group is the appropriate level of care, prior to group referral. Current patients can join the group following a referral from their clinician.

Interested in this group?

For Psychotherapy groups, patients need to be referred by their Ambulatory Psychiatry provider.

Patients with questions about psychotherapy groups may ask their provider.

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Early Recovery Group

About this group

Early recovery is a time for readjusting to life without drugs or alcohol. Achieving and maintaining sobriety requires changes in your lifestyle, relationships, coping skills, and most other areas of your life. All of this change makes people in early recovery particularly vulnerable to relapse. This group provides a source of support and additional focus on skills to maintain gains made in recovery.

Who is it for?

Adults with at least one month of abstinence who are committed to abstinence.

How often does the group meet?

Weekly, Thursdays from 9-10:30am

How long can I participate?

Group members tend to stay in the group for at least 6 months. 

How do I sign up?

Complete an evaluation with the UMATS program to determine if this group is an option for your treatment. 

Interested in this group?

For Psychotherapy groups, patients need to be referred by their Ambulatory Psychiatry provider.

Patients with questions about psychotherapy groups may ask their provider.

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Family and Friends Therapy Group for People Affected by a Loved One's Addiction

About this group

This is a therapy group for adult family members and friends who are experiencing stress, anxiety, anger and/or sadness because of a close relationship with a person who is abusing drugs or alcohol. The goal of the group is to help you cope with your feelings, learn about addiction so that it gives you a better understanding of how to take care of yourself. This is a group for you. It is meant to offer you support and care while you learn ways to find yourself again – outside of the role of caretaker.

Who is it for?

This group is for adults who are struggling with feelings of worry, sadness, anger and fear as a result of trying to assist or deal with a spouse/partner/family member or close friend who is abusing drug and/or alcohol.

How often does the group meet?

It meets once per week, Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm. This group will start in September, 2018. 

How long can I participate?

Most people participate for 3-6 months. You may continue as long as you are finding it helpful.

How do I sign up?

You must first complete a New Patient Evaluation here at Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry – UMATS. Ask to schedule with Nancy McCorry, LMSW to be evaluated for the Family and Friends Therapy group.

Interested in this group?

For Psychotherapy groups, patients need to be referred by their Ambulatory Psychiatry provider.

Patients with questions about psychotherapy groups may ask their provider.

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Health Professional Recovery Group (Adult Patients)

About this group

This is a group designed to help Health Professionals navigate early recovery through education, skill development, and relationships. Group members are encouraged to establish understanding of their substance use disorder, and develop strengths, in order to meet their potential without the use of addictive substances. This is a confidential,  therapist-led group where members discuss thoughts, emotions, and behaviors related to their work, and personal lives that impact their ability to live substance free.

Who is it for?

Any licensed health professionals who are struggling with a substance use disorder. This group is also associated with the Michigan Health Professional Recovery Program as an approved provider of services.

How often does the group meet?

There are currently three groups: Mondays from 5:30-7pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10:30am.

How long can I participate?

The minimum commitment suggested is three months. The majority of the members are participating for two years as a part of the Michigan Health Professional Recovery program. Members may be welcome to continue as long as is therapeutic.

How do I sign up?

Complete a New Patient Psychiatric Evaluation in the UM Addiction Treatment Service. Your therapist can then discuss the group referral with the group clinician.

Interested in this group?

For Psychotherapy groups, patients need to be referred by their Ambulatory Psychiatry provider.

Patients with questions about psychotherapy groups may ask their provider.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (Adult Patients)

About this group

An intensive, structured treatment program aimed to assist patients in stopping drug and alcohol use and developing the skills to maintain a substance-free lifestyle.

Who is it for?

Adults who are ready to commit to abstinence from drugs and alcohol and who need frequent treatment contact in order to initiate recovery. Most group members either do not require medical detox services or have already completed a medical detox.

How often does the group meet?

Mon, Wed, and Fri from 9AM-12PM, rolling admission. Members must attend all 3 sessions each week.  This group will now meet in-person, as of June 6, 2022. 

How long can I participate?

12 sessions are required for completion of IOP. Group members can expect to participate in the group for 4 consecutive weeks.

How do I sign up?

An intake evaluation must be completed in UMATS to determine eligibility for IOP.

Interested in this group?

For Psychotherapy groups, patients need to be referred by their Ambulatory Psychiatry provider.

Patients with questions about psychotherapy groups may ask their provider.

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Parent Therapy Group (for those affected by a child's substance abuse)

About this group

This is a therapy group for parents with adolescents or young adults (under the age of 25) who are abusing drugs/alcohol and may also have mental illness. The goal of the group is to help parents cope with the illness of their child, learn about substance use and how it can affect the family and provide resources for recovery and hope. This group is meant to offer you support and resources, as family is proven to be a vital role in the recovery of a young person.  

Who is it for?

This group is for parents whose children are currently enrolled in the UMATS program. Parents with children participating in the adolescent IOP are required to attend a minimum of 4 sessions as a part of the program. The group is open to all parents who want to learn more about substance use, connect with other parents and gain resources for their child’s recovery.

How often does the group meet?

It meets once per week, Wednesday’s from 5-6pm.

How long can I participate?

A minimum of 4 sessions is recommended. You may continue as long as you are finding it helpful.

How do I sign up?

You must first complete a New Patient Evaluation here at Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry – UMATS. Ask to schedule with Sarah Rollins, LMSW to be evaluated for the Parent Therapy group.

Interested in this group?

For Psychotherapy groups, patients need to be referred by their Ambulatory Psychiatry provider.

Patients with questions about psychotherapy groups may ask their provider.

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Young Adult Discovery Group (Adolescent and Young Adult Patients)

About this group

A motivational interviewing (MI) group focused on psychoeducation regarding substance use in adolescents and young adults as well we increasing insight in members regarding their behavioral choices and consequences of substance use. This group is sometimes seen as an “introduction” to substance use disorder treatment.

Who is it for?

Adolescents and young adults who are being seen in the Department of Psychiatry who feel, in collaboration with their treating clinician, that exploration of substance use patterns could be beneficial to mental health treatment and/or psychosocial functioning. 

How often does the group meet?

Every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00pm.

How long can I participate?

Most members participate in this group for at least 1 month, sometimes as long as 6 months. The duration of group attendance is determined collaboratively with the provider and the patient (and family, when appropriate).

How do I sign up?

Current patients in the Department of Psychiatry, can ask their clinician for group referral. New patients should schedule a New Patient Evaluation (NPE) in UMATS for an evaluation to determine eligibility for the group and any other treatment options.

Interested in this group?

For Psychotherapy groups, patients need to be referred by their Ambulatory Psychiatry provider.

Patients with questions about psychotherapy groups may ask their provider.

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Young Adult Early Recovery Group

About this group

Young Adult Recovery Group is a therapeutic process group designed to provide a safe, healing, supportive environment for those ages 20-29 with the intent to remain abstinent from all substances, willingness to be honest, and open to making changes necessary for successful treatment of a Substance Use Disorder.

Who is it for?

This group is for adults between the ages of 20-29 who have the desire to maintain sobriety from all substances. Most patients that are enrolled in this group have recently finished the IOP or are participating in individual therapy.

How often does the group meet?

It meets once per week, Tuesdays from 9:00am-10:30am

How long can I participate?

Patients are encouraged to participate for a minimum of 6 months but may continue as long as they are finding it helpful.

How do I sign up?

You must first complete a New Patient Evaluation here at Michigan Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Ask to schedule with Sarah Rollins, LMSW to be evaluated for the Young Adult Recovery Group.

Interested in this group?

For Psychotherapy groups, patients need to be referred by their Ambulatory Psychiatry provider.

Patients with questions about psychotherapy groups may ask their provider.

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