CEFS 691 Support Groups and Treatment Groups Compare and Contrast Paper Support Groups and Treatment Groups Instructions During this class you have been required to visit a minimum of one meeting each of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Al-Anon. Most meetings are typically open to the public, but there are some that are closed, so make sure you plan accordingly. After attending one of each type of support group, you will write a paper that compares and contrasts addiction support groups with therapy groups. Your paper will be approximately 8-10 pages long (not including title and reference pages [NOTE: References will coming from books/materials that may be available at the meetings along with academic sources; at least ½ of the sources should be academic sources]). Current APA style is expected. The paper should include an abstract. There should be at least 10 sources and at least 5 of these need to be professional academic sources. The others can be materials related to AA, NA, or Al-Anon in specific. Address the following required elements in your paper: · Support Group Brief History (introduce and discuss each support group AA, NA, & AlAnon and their origins; how long have they existed; important individuals and milestones in their development; present status; future directions, goals, etc.). There should be a separater sub-section for each- AA, NA, and AlAnon. · Support Group Meeting Structure and Function (what is the basic structure of a support group meeting; what is the leaders role; how does the group recognize success stories; what do they do for relapses, etc.) · Addiction Therapy Groups Brief History (how long have they existed; important individuals and milestones in the development of these groups; goals of these therapy groups; important milestones; future directions; present status) · Addiction Therapy Groups Meeting Structure and Function (what are the different types of addiction therapy groups and their different purposes; what are the group facilitators roles; what are the roles of the group members; what is the process of group, etc.) · Compare and Contrast Support Groups with Addiction Therapy Groups ( how are they similar; how are they different; what are the strengths and limitations of support groups; what are the strengths and limitations of addiction therapy groups; is a multi-cultural focus addressed in either of these- if so how?; is a spiritual aspect addressed in either of these- if so how? · Conclusion (what you learned; how could you use/facilitate support group utilization in your work/practice in the future; how could you use/facilitate therapy groups in your work/practice in the future. Etc.) The format for the body of your SGS on the following page is strongly recommended for your use. Assignment Template Support Groups and Treatment Groups Give a couple of paragraphs of the introduction to the assignment. Similar to the abstract, describe the nature of the assignment, a brief summary of what you did in terms of attendance at meetings, etc., and how your paper is organized. Then, proceed to the next section. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) For each of the three types of support groups, use Level 2 headings to make sure you address the required content. Use a couple of sentences to introduce this section. Brief History of AA Now address the elements of this section for AA. Meeting Structure and Function Address the elements of this section for AA. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Brief History of NA Meeting Structure and Function Al-Anon Brief History of NA Meeting Structure and Function Addiction Therapy Groups Use Level 2 headings to make sure you address the required content. Use a couple of sentences to introduce this section. Brief History of Therapy Groups Now address the elements for this section Therapy Groups Meeting Structure and Function Now address the elements for this section Compare and Contrast See details given above on what should be addressed here Conclusion See details above on what should be addressed here
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