Project Description

Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society 2021 Spring Workshop – ONLINE

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Beyond Shame: Taking another look at addiction
with guest presenter Jeff Georgi

April 17 – 18, 2021
Saturday: 10:00am-6:45pm and Sunday: 10:00am-6:30pm

A Virtual Event

April 17-18, 2020


Jeff Georgi M.Div., MAH, LCAS, LPC, CGP

Jeff Georgi is a Consulting Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and the Division on Addiction Research and Translation at Duke University Medical Center. He maintains a private practice in Durham working with patients and families who struggle with substance use disorders.

Over the last seven years, Jeff and his wife, Becky, collaborated with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Services, to provide a staff development program through training and consultation for their addiction treatment professionals increasing group skills while expanding the understanding of addictive disease.


Program Description:

This workshop will focus on the treatment of moderate to severe substance use disorders (SUDs) and the recommended modification clinicians should make in their group practice to more effectively and safely treat individuals struggling with addiction.

Utilizing Modified Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy (MIGP), this workshop will provide an experiential base for the advancement of group skills, and detail techniques and interventions specific to the patients with (SUDS).

This workshop will also examine the importance of integrating MIGP with the community supports that many patients find in organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Women for Sobriety. A review of the Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual-Experiential (BPSSEM) definition of addictive disease will give further focus to the workshop and provides the theoretical underpinning supporting MIGP. Attention will be given to the importance of pharmacological interventions particularly for patients with moderate to severe alcohol or opioid use disorders in collaboration to the support they receive from their group treatment experience.


At the end of the workshop participants will be able to do the following:

  1. Participants will examine the modifications needed in group psychotherapy in order to treat individuals with moderate to severe substance use disorders effectively and safely.
  2. Participants will discuss the importance of utilization of appropriate medications in addition to group psychotherapy for the treatment of moderate to severe substance use disorders.
  3. Participants will review potential pitfalls inherent in group psychotherapy when dealing with patients with moderate to severe substance use disorders.
  4. Participants will discuss the importance of understanding moderate to severe substance use disorders through the lens of biological vulnerability, psychological liability, social isolation and spiritual bankruptcy.
  5. Participants will examine the role of spirituality in the group treatment of patients with moderate to severe substance use disorders.
  6. Participants will review the interplay between MIGP and community-based support groups for patients with moderate to severe substance use disorders.


Saturday: 10:00am – 6:45pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:30pm

Click Below to Download the Workshop Agenda

Continuing Education Credit:

The CE Sponsor for this event is Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (SR-AHEC).

NAADAC: SR-AHEC adheres to NAADAC Education Provider Guidelines Provider #108762 (Substance Abuse Credit).

NASW-NC: NC AHEC is a 2021 NASW-NC approved provider of distance continuing education. This program has been approved for 12.0 contact hours.

NC Psychologists Category A: The program will provide 12.0 contact hours (category A) continuing education credit to NC Psychologists.
Southern Regional AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. No partial credit will be given.
Credit will be awarded to participants who attend 100% of the program

NBCC: NBCC approved 12 contact hours credit WILL be offered at this trining. Southern Regional AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5362. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

NOTE: To receive the CEU Certification, make sure to choose the CE Credit Certification Add On Item as part of your Registration Below.

CEU Credits Available

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