Block 5 | Technical and Special Issues in Group Psychotherapy
Oct
25
to Oct 27

Block 5 | Technical and Special Issues in Group Psychotherapy

Determining the type of treatment and facilitating entry into treatment is crucial to the success of the treatment. Utilizing a didactic and experiential approach this workshop provides participants with a review of the essential elements that determine whether the foundation for a successful short-term or long-term group treatment can be built. Key theoretical and technical concepts such as methods for screening and  preparing patients for group, techniques for building an effective group, successful integration of  new group members, and the effective conduct of a short-term group will be discussed. The application of major theoretical and technical innovations such as bridging, and the immediacy principle will be reviewed and experientially demonstrated within this workshop group setting.

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OWS Dec08 Starting a Group:  The Challenge and The Wonder
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

OWS Dec08 Starting a Group: The Challenge and The Wonder

This didactic and experiential workshop will discuss Modern Analytic techniques that can help create an exciting group and maximize a group’s potential as an agent of therapeutic change. Workshop participants will explore topics such as patient selection and preparation, implementing a treatment agreement that facilitates group development, elements to consider in a first group session, and discussing tools for fostering initial connections among members.

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Block 6 | Working w/ Pre-Oedipal Patients in Group
Jan
24
to Jan 26

Block 6 | Working w/ Pre-Oedipal Patients in Group

Pre-oedipal patients in group therapy challenge the skill, discipline and self-awareness of the group leader. Using a didactic and experiential format, this workshop will address how the pre-oedipal patient affects the group structure and content. We will focus on resistances to progressive emotional communication presented by the pre-oedipal patient. Participants will be offered a theoretical and technical structure from which to understand the concept of induced feelings - a specific type of countertransference feelings which can be clinically useful when conceptualizing and formulating therapeutic interventions. Workshop material will be presented through participant discussion, experiential demonstration, case material and clinical examples.

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Block 7 | Specialized Topics in Countertransference
May
1
to May 3

Block 7 | Specialized Topics in Countertransference

Countertransference is an essential source of information which enables therapists to understand their clients and formulate curative interventions. Utilizing didactic and experiential formats, this weekend training will discuss and demonstrate the unique ways in which countertransference feelings manifest and are used therapeutically in the group setting. Topics will include: recognizing induced feelings, defining and working with subjective and objective countertransference, tolerating and working with negative countertransference, and techniques for formulating maturational interventions.  Case examples and clinical supervision will be used to demonstrate key technical and theoretical themes.

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Block 2 | Forming A Group
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Block 2 | Forming A Group

The foundation of a successful group depends not only on the diagnostic and interpersonal acumen of the group leader, but also the ability of the group therapist to build therapeutic connections between members. This workshop will utilize a didactic and experiential format to discuss and demonstrate Modern Analytic Group techniques that assist group therapists in establishing, and then creating a dynamic group that is an agent for therapeutic change. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore and discuss key topics such as the use of the treatment contract for structuring a boundaries, safe, group; recognizing and addressing group resistances that can threaten the group process; tools for creating connection between members; and methods for fostering immediacy in the here and now. Case examples and group supervision will be provided to augment the didactic and process experiences provided.

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Block 1 | The Essence of Modern Group Process
May
4
to May 6

Block 1 | The Essence of Modern Group Process

The essence of the modern group process can be attributed to a systematic method of enhancing identifications between and among the group members. In addition to being alert to the multiple transferences and resistances being played out in the group setting, we utilize the theoretical construct of bridging to bring the members together for therapeutic advantage. This workshop will address the basic concepts differentiating modern group process from traditional group process and explore the techniques and interventions that are unique to the application of modern group process.

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Block 9 | Resolving Transference Resistances and Termination Issues
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Block 9 | Resolving Transference Resistances and Termination Issues

Countertransference is an essential source of information which enables therapists to understand their clients and formulate curative interventions. Utilizing didactic and experiential formats, this weekend training will discuss and demonstrate the unique ways in which countertransference feelings manifest and are used therapeutically in the group setting. Topics will include: recognizing induced feelings, defining and working with subjective and objective countertransference, tolerating and working with negative countertransference, and techniques for formulating maturational interventions. Case examples and clinical supervision will be used to demonstrate key technical and theoretical themes.

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Block 8 | Working with Unconscious Material: Dreams, Symbolic & Non-verbal Communications
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Block 8 | Working with Unconscious Material: Dreams, Symbolic & Non-verbal Communications

Unconscious material prevents group members from functioning with one another in a mature way. It can be both a resistance and a rich source of information. This workshop will address how the group leader helps the group members reveal the significant information hidden behind a dream or other form of non- verbal communication. This workshop will review analytic theory of dream interpretation and its application to group: symbolic and non-verbal communication and will demonstrate interventions that are unique to modern group that bring these processes into the here and now in the group interactions.

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