Session Structure

            Because of the intense nature of the substance condition and because the members will still be early in recovery, there will be three sessions per week. A group of well-functioning adults of higher intelligence will have the ability to stay present during group counseling sessions for longer periods of time. (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2010). Therefore, the group will meet for three-hour sessions. The initial commitment required for membership of the group will be 16 weeks. 16 weeks gives the group enough time for the members to form trusting relationships and for group cohesiveness to form. (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2010). Members will have the opportunity to continue their membership with the group for an indefinite period time if they choose to do so. Missing meetings will be acceptable with either a valid excuse or if it is planned in advance.