Group Therapy has been proven to be the most effective therapy intervention, followed by Family Therapy, and last by Individual Therapy. Corner Canyon Health Centers’s program is built around this research and utilizes group therapy to help clients understand themselves and their behaviors, effect change, and help clients form lasting connections. The effectiveness of group therapy in the treatment of substance abuse and mental health concerns can be attributed to several factors associated with them, including depression and anxiety, isolation, denial, shame, temporary cognitive impairment, and character pathology (personality disorder, structural deficits, or an unintegrated sense of self). Whether a person abuses substances or not, these problems and others often respond better to group treatment than to individual therapy (Kanas 1982; Kanas and Barr 1983). Group therapy is also effective because people are fundamentally relational creatures. Corner Canyon utilizes:
- Interpersonal process group psychotherapy or “process groups”, which enable clients to recreate their pasts in the here‐and‐now of the group and rethink the relational and other life problems that they have previously avoided.
- Psychoeducational groups, which teach about substance abuse and mental health concerns and their effect on the brain, and physical and mental health.
- Skills development groups, which develop the skills necessary to break free of personality problems, behavior problems, and addictions.
- Cognitive–behavioral groups, which rearrange patterns of thinking and action that lead to mental health and addiction concerns.
- Support groups, which comprise a forum where members can give each other feedback about problematic behaviors either for the person or between the person and the group, and support constructive change.