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AACBT CBT@Home – Social factors

31 Dec 2023
12:00 pm
- 01:00 pm
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  • Genevieve Dingle
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This event was recorded live and is now available for on-demand viewing.

 


The importance of social factors in CBT

Presented by Associate Professor Genevieve Dingle

 

 

This recording is part of the AACBT CBT@Home webinar series – Associate Professor Dingle was the winner of the 2021 Mid-career Award.


This event was recorded live and is available for on-demand viewing.

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This approx. 57 min CBT@Home webinar was recorded in January 2022.

An insight into the social processes of group CBT and other therapeutic groups and communities. From Associate Professor Dingle:

Training in group CBT is often very content driven with little attention paid to the group processes as an active agent in therapy. In this webinar, I describe research that my colleagues and I have conducted to examine the social processes of group CBT and other therapeutic groups and communities. We found that group cohesion is not reliably related to positive outcomes, but group identification does play an important role. Groups that we identify with can satisfy psychological needs like autonomy, belonging, self-esteem and a sense of meaning. Both formal and informal groups can produce positive outcomes on mental health, wellbeing, substance use recovery, depression, and loneliness. We can harness these benefits by helping clients to reconnect with previous groups they’ve enjoyed and/or to join new group activities. During the COVID-19 pandemic with lockdown and social distancing, many group activities have moved to adapted virtual forms. While these are not the same, participants still identify highly with these groups and derive psychological needs from them. We can assess and help clients to overcome common cognitive barriers to joining groups, such as mistrust, fear of negative evaluation, and stigma. Social prescribing is a relatively new approach in Australia in which socially isolated people meet with a link worker to find and engage with a meaningful group activity in their local area. Link workers also commonly help clients to overcome cognitive barriers and other socioeconomic barriers to group participation.

 


Key Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of how social factors can influence the effectiveness of group CBT and therapeutic communities for AOD use
  • Definition of group identification and understanding its important role in therapeutic and informal groups in determining outcomes such as mental health, wellbeing, substance use recovery, depression, and loneliness
  • Preliminary understanding of social prescribing and the Groups 4 Belonging program as interventions for loneliness
  • Knowledge of key cognitive barriers that prevent people from joining groups, such as mistrust, fear of negative evaluation, and stigma

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The assumed minimum level of knowledge to benefit from this presentation is “basic” (casual familiarity with topic area; e.g., treated one case) – this is not a skills workshop.


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