Matrix Social Support Group (Section VI): From The Counselor's Treatment Manual: Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders

About the Course:

Social Support Group (Section VI): From Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders will help clients learn or relearn socialization skills. The Social Support Group assists clients in learning how to re-socialize with clients who are further along in the program and in their recovery in a familiar, safe environment. This group also is beneficial to the experienced participants who often strengthen their own recovery by serving as role models and staying mindful of the basic tenets of abstinence. Social Support group sessions focus on a combination of discussion of recovery issues being experienced by group members and discussion of specific, one-word recovery topics.



Publication Date:

2006; Reprinted 2010


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about social support groups associated with the Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the goals, session format, and counseling approach of social support groups associated with the Matrix treatment model.

  2. Discuss social support group topics, including anger, commitment, cravings, emotions, happiness, and isolation.

  3. Identify discussion questions associated with topics including justifications, patience, rejection, relaxation, and triggers.

Course Article

Exam questions are from Section VI and start on PDF page #233

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Course Number: 101824
Total Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 0.5cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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