JUNE 2019 WORKSHOPS

The following four workshops introduce foundational concepts in working with groups and follow a modern group leadership framework. Participants may register for each singly or for all four. Registration is limited.


The Power of Immediacy: Working in the ‘here and now’

Groups primarily focused on interpersonal relationships as they present in the here-and-now are vital and exciting and offer opportunities for progressive communication. At the same time, group members often construct obstacles to connecting with each other in the immediacy of the moment. This experiential workshop illustrates techniques for bridging members and resolving blocks to connection.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define the concept of bridging and its relationship to immediacy.

  2. Name three ways group members divert from being ‘in the present’

  3. Identify three techniques the leader can use to resolve blocks to immediacy 

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 — 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Gail A. Brown, MA, LPsyan (NY), CGP
Location: 154 W 70 St, #10A, New York, NY 10023
Skill Level and Target Audience: All

Fee: $80
Contact Hours: 2.5
Registration Code: WS Jun01, 2019
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Working with Aggression in Groups

Successful group work requires leaders to accept all feelings. Working with aggression, especially in groups, can test even the most seasoned group leader. In this experiential workshop, members are encouraged to explore, examine and become sensitized to issues of aggression in their groups. Interventions using appropriate techniques will be demonstrated.  

Participants will be able to:

  1. Name three defenses against experiencing aggressive feelings from group members

  2. Name two common defenses used by leaders against experiencing aggressive feelings towards group members

  3. Study and name their internal reactions to aggressive feelings and list two appropriate interventions to deal with these aggressive situations

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 — 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Greg MacColl, LCSW, FAGPA, CGP
Location: 211 W 56 Street, #5K (inform doorman), New York, NY 10019
Skill Level and Target Audience: All

Fee: $80
Contact Hours: 2.5
Registration Code: WS Jun08, 2019
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Emotional Communication in the Group Setting

In order for members to achieve emotional maturity, members need to join together on a verbally intimate level. Group members naturally construct blocks or resistances toward emotional communication. This experiential workshop will demonstrate techniques used by the leader to address these blocks.    

Participants will be able to:

  1. Define Emotional Communication

  2. Identify two reasons for the importance of emotional communication in maturation

  3. Identify two techniques to resolve blocks to communication

Date: Saturday , June 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 — 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Lucy Holmes, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, LP (NY), CGP
Location: 55 Central Park West (b/65th & 66th), 1F, New York, NY 10023
Skill Level and Target Audience: All

Fee: $80
Contact Hours: 2.5
Registration Code: WS Jun15, 2019
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What the Therapist Feels: Understanding Countertransference and Induced Feelings

Every therapist contends with feelings, both induced by the group members as well as those originating from the therapist’s own past. Understanding these sources enables therapists to develop appropriate interventions. This experiential workshop will address and demonstrate appropriate techniques for dealing with countertransference feelings.  

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three reasons why it is important to identify one’s own feelings

  2. Define and differentiate between induced and subjective feelings

  3. Identify three key ways the leaders can increase self recognition and awareness of countertransference

Date: Saturday, Jun 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 — 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alice Brown, Psy.D., LP (NY), CGP
Location: 8 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003
Skill Level and Target Audience: All

Fee: $80
Contact Hours: 2.5
Registration Code: WS Jun22, 2019
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