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GPALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE: What's Authority Got to Do with it?
Fri, May 19, 2017, 1:00 PM – Sat, May 20, 2017, 5:30 PM PDT
GPALA Presents: 2017 Annual 2-Day Conference
What's Authority Got to Do with it?:
The Problem and Promise of Power as a Group Leader
Featuring Katie Griffin, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA
Authority and power: two terms with different meanings, often misunderstood, widely conflated, and, usually, evoking multiple responses in different dimensions of our experience. This conference explores, through didactic and experiential methods, the group leader’s relationship to both concepts. It provides an opportunity to understand the transformative potential in groups conducted by leaders who comprehend the effectiveness of authority as creative, generative, and expansive. The risks, both to the dynamism of the group and to the enjoyment of the work by the leader, associated with unacknowledged needs in the group leader for evidence of power will be examined.
Over the course of the conference, issues related to authority such as anxiety in the leader and in group members; risk-taking by both the leader and group members; and work-satisfaction including remuneration of the group leader will be elucidated.
The presenter will lead groups in a fishbowl format to demonstrate the concepts in action. After each demonstration group, there will be an open debriefing with all participants. It is the intention of the presenter that participants will gain an expanded view of the benefits of leading groups with authority, and will understand that such leadership includes appetite, vision, discernment, containment, the ability to have followers, and generosity. A group following the conference will be available for participants to bring case material, issues from their work for consultation with the presenter.
Goals of the Course:
By the end of this conference each participant will:
1. Be able to define and distinguish power and authority;
2. Be able to describe 2 key benefits of a group led with authority;
3. Be able to list 2 possible risks of the misuse/over-use of power as a group leader;
4. Be able to utilize their own understanding of authority in new ways in their own groups;
5. Be able to describe ways in which defining their authority may increase their satisfaction with their group work.
6. Be able to explain a theoretical link between authority and desire for transformation.
Check-in: Friday May 19, 2017, 1:00 -2:00 p.m.
Friday May 19, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Participants MUST attend both days for the ENTIRE time.
This course meets the educational requirement for certification by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists. (For more information on becoming a CGP, visit www.agpa.org
12 CEUs will be given for attendance.
Important Disclosure for All Learners: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. Psychologists: The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs. GPALA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for attendees to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. Psychologists report directly to the MCEP using the certificates of attendance awarded at the completion of the course.
What is the refund policy?
REFUND POLICY: GPALA will refund the course tuition, if requested in writing via email (to:firstname.lastname@example.org) within 2 weeks from the conference start date.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
Scholarships are given to both members and non-members of GPALA for this Annual Conference. Funds tend to be limited, so we cannot guarantee that all applicants will receive a scholarship. Application deadline is 3 weeks prior to event. Click here to apply: http://gpala.org/scholarship-fund-application/