• Identify the psychotherapeutic approach that the group facilitator is using and explain why she might be using this approach.
• Determine whether or not you would use the same psychotherapeutic approach if you were the counselor facilitating this group and justify your decision.
• Identify an alternative approach to group therapy for addiction and explain why it is an appropriate option.
• Support your position with evidence-based literature.
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• Chapter 16, “Psychotherapeutic Approaches for Addictions and Related Disorders” (pp. 565–596)
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• Chapter 13, “Problem Group Members” (pp. 391–427)
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