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 over Zoom

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 Substance Use Disorders (Adult Patients)

About this group

This group is an introduction to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for substance use disorders. 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, virtually

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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Discovery Group (Adult Patients)

About this group

This is a group designed for individuals who may be uncertain about the role of alcohol or drugs in their lives or whether they want to make changes. Group members come together to explore topics involving the role of substances in stress, daily emotions and situations, values, relationships, etc. Members explore situations and thoughts that relate to substance use, consider their thoughts on reducing or changing their use, practice stress reduction, identify social supports, etc.

Who is it for?

Adults who express a willingness to explore their substance use and are willing to keep track of their use from week to week.

How often does the group meet?

Mondays from 9-10:00 AM, virtually. 

How long can I participate?

Eight sessions are expected to obtain official group completion. There are 8 rotating topics and participants can come to all 8 sessions if they wish. he group has a rolling admission, that is, people can begin at any point and stay until they complete all the sessions. Participants are encouraged to meet individually with a therapist prior to completion of the group.

How do I sign up?

Ask your current providers in the Department of Psychiatry about eligibility or complete a New Patient Evaluation in UMATS or the Department of Psychiatry and your clinician can determine whether you may be eligible for this 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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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?

Virtually – Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:00-10:30am.  Patients typically stay in the same group that they are originally assigned to for group cohesion and do not need to attend a group more than once per week.  

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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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 meets in-person.

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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Opioid Maintenance Therapy (OMT) Group

About this group

A group for patients on buprenorphine maintenance therapy. 

Who is it for?

Patients on buprenorphine maintenance therapy and stable to participate. 

How often does the group meet?

Third Monday of every month, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, virtually.

How do I sign up?

Please inform your Michigan Medicine Provider you are interested in this 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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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, Thursdays from 5-6pm, biweekly over Zoom

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 your provider 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 Thursday from 4:00-5:00pm, Virtually

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.

Request information about this group

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