Group Therapy

Our expansive group curriculum is at the heart of Spruce Mountain Inn’s treatment model, and includes a carefully designed array of therapeutic process-oriented groups, psycho-education and skills-based programming, arts and experiential offerings, and movement and exercise groups.  Group work is a necessary complement to individual treatment services in that it allows residents to work together with their peers on similar goals and to benefit from peer feedback and support. It also requires residents to build and practice effective social skills including assertive communication, conflict resolution, and asking for help.

Spruce Mountain currently offers more than 40 hours per week of group programming, and all residents are required to attend a minimum of 30 hours of combined individual and group treatment time. Our group schedule reflects our belief that wellness is holistically achieved, and that treating psychiatric diagnoses in a compartmentalized way does not offer the best chance for long-term health and growth. Examples of current groups include:

  • Feedback & Communication Practicum
  • Radical Acceptance (DBT skills group)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Group
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Recovery Techniques for Mental Health Wellness
  • Grey Matters (neuroscience & mental health)
  • Cooking Group
  • Career Horizons
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Independent Living Seminar
  • Therapy Process Group
  • Living Sober
  • Cinema Therapy
  • Food Matters (nutrition & mental health)
  • Personal Finance
  • Healthy Bodies Yoga
  • Employability
  • Women’s & Men’s Groups
  • Adventure Group
  • Academic Success
  • Relationship Group
  • Open Art Studio

Residents will create a treatment schedule together with their case manager depending on clinical goals and individual treatment needs.

Click here to view the current Spruce Mountain Inn Group Schedule.