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Upcoming Events :
January 20th -21st, 2018
Principles of Group Psychotherapy
A Comprehensive Course on the Practice of Group Psychotherapy
Presenters: Michael P. Frank, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA, Monica Farassat, PsyD, LMFT, CGP Keith Rand, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA, Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP
This course provides training and skill development for mental health professionals on issues that are unique to the practice of group psychotherapy including a basic understanding of the theory, principles, and applications of group therapy. The course will include didactic presentations, discussions, and experiential simulated group demonstrations.
April 27th -28th, 2018
GPALA Annual Conference 2018
Callin’ in Race: Finding Words, Finding Courage in Group
Presenters: Christine Schmidt and Rudy Lucas
This conference will offer group leaders an opportunity to learn how our racial identities are consciously and unconsciously transformed through personal interactions. Group leaders nourish responsive groups by being able to identify and respond to colorblindness, racially encoded dog whistle language and micro-aggressions with honesty and openness. Once limiting racial taboos are spoken aloud they lose their toxicity. As we expand our skills about racial dynamics, we confidently foster cohesion in groups by making space for every member to be visible and heard.
September 22nd, 2018
GPALA One Day Conference 2018
Relational Development with Gestalt Group Therapy
Presenters: Peter Cole, LCSW, CGP & Daisy Reese LCSW, CGP
In this workshop we will explore the theory and practice of a relational approach to Gestalt Group Therapy (GGT). GGT is an interactive, process oriented approach that places emphasis on group members’ capacity for both self-activation and intimate connection. The relational gestalt approach promotes a dialogical relationship between the group leader and group members in which the therapist works from a position of authenticity to promote both individual and group development.