This Home Study course provides you with a guided set of learning activities that provide high quality content, linked to research and other related academic work, along with access to Gorski-CENAPS Faculty. It affords you the opportunity of completing the course at your own pace. The cost of this course is $99.00. Participants will earn 7 Continuing Education credit hours upon successful completion. 



  1. Register for the course. Upon payment, you are automatically enrolled in the course.
  2. Read the course text thoroughly - Problem Solving Group TherapyA Group Leader’s Guide for Developing and Implementing Group Treatment Plans by Terence T. Gorski.

If you do not already have a copy of the text, it is available as a printed or electronic book: 

Printed book:  https://www.gorskibooks.com/collections/books/products/problem-solving-group-therapy

Ebook: https://store.bookbaby.com/book/problem-solving-group-therapy

3. Upon reading the text, complete the Course Test. 

  • Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion (emailed and available through your account) with your Continuing Education credits/clock hours.  

4. Provide feedback in the Course Evaluation.



If you are a new user your information will be collected at checkout for your account. You will receive a welcome email with the easy steps to get going on your course.  Returning users can log in to their account and select the course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this homestudy course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of Problem Solving therapy and how those principles can be applied to problem-solving groups.

  • Identify the standard group agenda and the group responsibilities, rules, and corrective discipline procedures used in Problem Solving Group Therapy.

  • Understand the Warm-up Procedures for starting a Problem Solving Group Therapy Session, including Preparation, Opening Procedure, Reactions to Last Session, Report on Assignments, and Setting the Agenda.

  • Recognize and use the Four-Step Group Problem Presentation Process.

  • Comprehend how to use the standard problem solving process in group sessions.

  • Understand how to use problem solving group process to develop new cognitive, affective, and behavioral coping skills after a problem has been identified and clarified.

Course Description

This home study course defines group therapy, presents the different types of groups, and describes the trends that are creating a need for brief strategic group therapy methods.  The Problem Solving Group Therapy Model is presented along with the recommended Group Rules, Group Responsibilities, Group Corrective Procedures, and Group Problem Solving Agenda. 

The problem-solving group format accomplishes several things. It rapidly establishes an effective group atmosphere that allows individual group members to work on different issues in the same session using a series of standard group process procedures. The standard format is designed to help the therapist track the implementation and completion of treatment techniques. It targets specific problems, clearly defines treatment goals, and identifies specific time-limited interventions. Group members assume a high degree of ownership and responsibility for solving their own problems in collaboration with the group leader who guides them through a systematic problem-solving process.

Bibliography: This course was developed by Terence T. Gorski and based on the publication Problem Solving Group Therapy-A Group Leader’s Guide for Developing and Implementing Group Treatment Plans written by Terence. T. Gorski .

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Course curriculum

    1. Course Instructions

    1. Course Test

    2. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $99.00
  • 7 CE Credit Hours
  • Printed or ebook needed

Senior Instructor Roland Williams

Roland Williams, MA, MAC, LAADC, ACRPS, NCACII, CADCII, SAP Gorski-CENAPS President/CEO and Director of Training Roland began with CENAPS in 1990 and is an internationally certified Addictions Counselor. He was personally mentored by Terry Gorski to teach RPT. He has worked world-wide as a counselor, interventionist, lecturer, trainer, teacher, author and consultant specializing in addiction related issues working in substance abuse treatment since 1986. As a consultant he has assisted many treatment centers to develop world class addiction treatment protocols as well as to create clinical treatment models.