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Presented By: Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific
Place: 2665 Marine Way, Mountain view, CA 94043
Fee: $100 early registration, $115 regular registration.
CE Credits: 6 CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & Psychologists
What You Will Learn:
Would you like to build your skills and confidence as a group leader, learn more about forming a group, intervene successfully when needed, and enrich the group experience ?
Sign up for this didactic and experiential course!
Harness the powerful therapeutic benefits of therapy groups.
Discover Group Therapy from the inside out by participating in a live demonstration group.
Master clinical challenges in therapy groups: monopolizing, poor attendance, and conflict
Learn how to deepen and enrich the group therapy experience.
This workshop is designed to help participants:
- Describe methods and techniques for successfully forming a psychotherapy, psychoeducational or blended therapy group.
Utilize methods for therapeutically handling diversity issues in group.
Describe methods for successfully handling clinical challenges which arise in therapy groups.
Describe the therapeutic factors in therapy groups.
Psychotherapy groups offer many unique and important benefits for clients from diverse backgrounds and in diverse settings. ( Schermer & Rice, (2013) Interpersonal psychotherapy groups are a therapeutic modality for clients to understand relationship dynamics, and learn skills to increase interpersonal connection. (Yalom & Leszcz, 2005)
In this course, psychologists will increase their knowledge of many of the important aspects of starting and leading successful psychotherapy, interpersonal, psychoeducational, and blended therapy groups. The emphasis will be on an interpersonal approach to group psychotherapy.(Mahon & Leszcz, 2017).
The aspects of group therapy which will be discussed include: 1) Forming a therapy group and setting norms for the group 2) Developing group cohesion to increase therapeutic benefits (Mahon & Leszcz, 2017)) 3) Selection and preparation of clients to participate in group psychotherapy 4) Strategies for effectively handling clinical challenges in groups such as conflict, absenteeism, and monopolizing 5) Therapeutically handling diversity issues as they emerge in group psychotherapy (Stevens & Abernethy (2017) 6)Discussion of therapeutic factors in therapy groups and methods for using these factors to increase the benefits of therapy groups and enrich the group experience for participants.
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