Outpatient Program Group Descriptions

Group schedule times and availability vary by locations. For a current schedule please call 503-535-1151 or email us.

A&D Education

This group is available to anyone but is specially designed for clients who are participating in De Paul’s DUII program. Presentations, videos, discussions, and exercises designed to increase awareness of your relationship to substances of abuse, how substances affect the body, and the CBT-based principles of relapse/recidivism prevention. Additional content on DUII specific Oregon state laws, per legal requirements. This group meets the minimum OAR requirements for DUII treatment.

Creative Recovery

This group combines elements of creative arts, psychoeducation, and CBT/DBT skills training. Clients are given the opportunity to express aspects of their recovery process through creative expression. No previous art experience is required for participation.

DBT(Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

These groups aid clients in developing life skills for interpersonal communication, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness. This group can be especially helpful for clients who would like to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful to their recovery and overall well-being.

Dual Diagnosis

This group is for clients who experience both addiction and mental health concerns. The group provides psychoeducation around the relationship between mental health concerns and substance use, medication management options in dual diagnosis treatment, relapse prevention, and recovery-congruent coping skills among other topics.

Early Recovery

This group aids clients in developing skills and coping strategies in early recovery. Clients are encouraged to explore triggers for substance use as well as how to cope with cravings and other barriers to sustained recovery.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

This group provides an in-depth exploration into communication skills associated with having healthier, more effective relationships in recovery. Clients learn about and practice effective communication skills, as well as how to build healthy relationships and work towards end destructive ones.

Men in Recovery

This group is for male-identified clients and explores various areas of life that impact men in recovery, including the self, relationships, sexuality, and spirituality. The group teaches awareness of risk factors, triggers for relapse, and skills to cope with challenges in the recovery process. Specific topics include self-awareness, socialization, grounding/relaxation skills, trauma and addiction, healthy sexuality, what spirituality is, and communication.

Older Adults in Recovery

This is a group geared at helping address the specific needs of recovery in the 50+ population, including aging concerns, meaning making, and increasing connectedness with others.

OP Healthy Relationships

This group assists with building healthy interpersonal skills and provides psychoeducation around the types of support that help increase long-term recovery and relational wellness.

Peer Recovery Mentors

Peer Services offers sober support to those involved in Residential and Outpatient treatment at De Paul Treatment Centers downtown location. Our certified recovery mentors aid clients in connecting to the sober community through a wide variety of resources, including but not limited to 12 step programs, Smart Recovery, Refuge Recovery, sober conventions, and recreation. General life skills, overcoming social barriers, and access to employment and housing are additional services offered. Recovery mentors meet with clients individually and in group settings.

Recovery Wellness

These are process groups which combine elements of psychoeducation, CBT/DBT skills training, and process work. In these groups, clients have the opportunity to connect with their peers around the challenges and successes associated with their recovery process.

Relapse Prevention

The focus of this group is to learn about what the relapse process is, how to develop skills to avoid relapse by developing skills related to refusal skills, developing a support network, spirituality, fun in recovery, how to ask for help, Stages of Change, being prepared vs being strong, health and fitness and several other skills focused on relapse prevention specifically.

Skills for Managing Anxiety

This group is for those who want to learn how to accept and manage their anxiety using evidence-based strategies including cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, as well as other mindfulness-based stress reduction skills. Clients will learn about ways to help manage anxiety-related thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations without the use of substances.

Support Person Group

This is a free, drop-in group for adult (18 years and older) family members, friends and loved ones of those impacted by substance abuse. Group emphasizes the importance of family involvement for success in recovery and focuses on each person’s role in the process. This group facilitates a total of 6 topics including family communication, family recovery, setting healthy boundaries, protective behaviors, addiction in families and self-care.