November 1 and 2, 2019
The Art of Group Leadership:
Staying Open to Ourselves and Others
Presenters: Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP
and Dave Kaplowitz, LMFT, CGP
Cathedral Counseling Center
50 E Washington, Suite 301 Chicago IL 60602
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Our work as psychotherapists is primarily about recognizing and processing affect so we can help our clients put their thoughts and feelings into words. Group leaders especially need to understand how our own emotional responses reflect the experiences of our group members. This workshop explores how to recognize and respond to both our welcome and unwelcome feeling states so that we can remain emotionally engaged and therapeutically effective leaders.
Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP has a private practice in Chicago where she works with individuals and groups. She trained at Northwestern University's Master in Counseling program and did post-graduate work at Cathedral Counseling Center and Lakeview Center for Psychotherapy. She is a graduate of the Center for Group Studies' training program in Modern Analytic group psychotherapy. Her interpersonal process groups offer adults a supportive environment in which to better understand their relationship and communication patterns. Britt provides consultation for clinicians and leads a training group for therapists who are interested in group leadership and group work. She has presented experiential trainings in group therapy at local and national conferences. She continues her own clinical development as a member of various training groups led by nationally-recognized group leaders.
Dave Kaplowitz, LMFT, CGP has a private practice in Austin where he works with individuals, couples, and groups. He leads and co-leads three modern analytic process groups and a training group for newer therapists. His interest in the intersection of technology and groups has inspired him and a colleague to start Therapy Groupie, a Facebook group dedicated to help therapists learn to be better group leaders. Dave is Past-President of the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society and has been on the faculty of the AGPA Annual Meeting for the past four years. He is passionate about his continuing development as a therapist, training locally and as a student in the weekend training program at the Center for Group Studies in New York City.
- Describe objective countertransference in the leader and how it is used to understand the group
- List three ways that the group therapist's resistance or openness to all of their thoughts, feelings, and reactions can affect the group experience
- Define countertransference resistance and describe how to recognize it in our work as group therapists
- Recognize how shame and self-criticism impact our ability to be present as group therapists.
Break Out Group Leaders:
Christine Carpenter, PsyD
Marvin Evans, LCPC, CSOTP, CGP
Heather Frank, PsyD, CGP
Sarah Kallick, PsyD
12 CEs available for LCSWs, LCPCs, LPCs, and CGPs
Online registration available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/igps-fall-conference-2019-registration-72780200539
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