Don’t Forget Denial

February 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

It seems to me that it’s entirely possible for one person to be lying, ambivalent, and in denial at the same time.

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Treatment Plan Redux

September 12, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Addiction programs, conversely, targeted elimination or at least substantial reduction in substance use– a narrower goal that permitted greater focus in treatment.

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Groups That Work: Climate

March 23, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

When a group has been mired in the hostile or helpless mode, and breaks through into work, you’ll see an almost tangible change in tone.

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Groups That Don’t Work pt 2

February 16, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

We’ve never seen a group that works, right from its inception. Progress toward work usually involves struggle through one or more of these modes.

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Groups That Don’t Work pt 1

January 29, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

When a group adopts one of these operating modes permanently, as a primary form of interaction, they end up actively resisting any responsibility for achieving individual and group goals.

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Prognosis

September 4, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Patients are often afraid to ask, but when they do, they seem to want the truth.

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Documenting Supervision

July 14, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Busy professionals, though, may rely on “taking notes,” and doing the more formal documentation “later, when there’s time.”

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Patient Education 101

March 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Suppose you were in the audience listening to someone else deliver the talk. What would get your attention? What would you enjoy learning about?

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Effective Group Design: Shared Understanding pt. 2

January 23, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Where AA influences alcoholics toward sobriety through its peer culture, the gang down at the local pub is likely to encourage them to drink through its version of a peer culture.

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Effective Group Design: Shared Understanding pt. 1

January 14, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Not everyone attaches the same meaning to a particular term. This problem pops up a lot in counseling, treatment, and similar settings.

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