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Effective Virtual Group Counseling Training: Three-Part Series

The Great Lakes ATTC is sponsoring this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI).


January 27, 2021    |  9:00 AM 12:00 PM Central; 10:00 AM –1:00 PM Eastern

February 3, 2021    |  9:00 AM 12:00 PM Central; 10:00 AM –1:00 PM Eastern

February 10, 2021  |  9:00 AM 12:00 PM Central; 10:00 AM –1:00 PM Eastern  


The COVID-19 pandemic required behavioral health providers to make the transition from face-to-face to virtual treatment services almost overnight. This rapid shift in treatment delivery left little time to develop strategies for effective patient engagement in virtual platforms.

In this interactive series, presenters Mark Sanders and Bob Carty will provide an overview of how to shift to virtual platforms, along with successful strategies to build cohesion, use music and other activities, increase attendance, and manage conflict in virtual groups.  


Participants will learn how to:

  • Build group cohesion virtually
  • Use activities to energize virtual groups
  • Increase group attendance virtually

Certificates of attendance will be available to all who participate fully in each session. 


Bob Carty Photo


Bob Carty participated in the behavioral health profession for 40 years in various roles: counselor, supervisor, trainer,  mentor, and board member. In 2019, he retired from his position as the Director of Clinical Services at the Chicago facility of the Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation. Previously, he coordinated Grant Hospital's Clinical Training Program for Addictions Counselors, worked as a Deputy Director at TASC, started his own consulting company, and served as the Program Coordinator of Harborview Recovery Center. In 2011, the Illinois Certification Board presented him with the Professional of the Year award. In 2019, the Illinois Association of Addictions Professionals presented him with the William White Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob continues to provide training events throughout the Midwest.


Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

Mark Sanders is the Illinois State Project Manager for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC, and he is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands.


Starts: Jan. 27, 2021 9:00 am
Ends: Feb. 10, 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
January 27, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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