A conversation with Dr. Kevin Doyle about the neglected modality of group counseling in private practice, the advantages and challenges to getting a group started, and resources for counselors interested brings groups to their private practice.

Dr. Kevin Doyle is an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education program at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia and Chair of the Department of Education and Special Education, and has been a member of the Longwood faculty since 2012. Prior to that, he taught for 14 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia. He also has a private counseling practice, specializing in group work with individuals with substance use disorders, including healthcare professionals, such as physicians, nurses, and dentists.

Before entering academia full-time, he worked in various addiction treatment programs for the previous 26 years, including residential, outpatient, and inpatient settings. Licensed as a professional counselor and as a substance abuse treatment practitioner in Virginia, he has served three terms on the Virginia Board of Counseling, including two terms as Board Chair. A member of ACA for over 30 years, he is beginning his service on the ACA Ethics Committee.

You can email Kevin at doyleks@longwood.edu

Kevin’s article in Counseling Today:

Group counseling: Neglected modality in private practice

The textbook Kevin mentions in the interview: Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills

The APA citation for this episode:

Shook, M. (Producer). (2017, August 2). Group Counseling in Private Practice: Advantages, Challenges, and Where to Start with Kevin Doyle [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from http://wp.me/p7R6fn-b5

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