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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.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

1. Explain the modern analytic approach to preparing patients to enter group therapy.

2. Describe and exhibit how the technique of ‘bridging’ stimulates cohesion in a new group.

3. Describe the basic elements and therapeutic value of the group agreement.

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm EST

Instructor: Joseph Acosta

Location: ONLINE via Zoom, link to be provided.

Earlier Event: November 10
Creating a Group Flow