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Why Isn’t This Working?: How to Work with Patients Who are New to Group

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Pride Recovery

8300 Melrose Ave.

West Hollywood, CA 90048

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Presenter: Saralyn Masselink, LCSW, CGP

Movtivated by my own experiences leading a process group at a treatment center, this workshop will explore the unique dynamics of leading process groups in a treatment center, reflect on some of the benefits and common struggles, and identify appropriate goals for process group work in this setting.

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Running a group with therapists who are invested in their learning and personal growth as a means to support themselves and running your first process group in private practice or at a treatment center are very different clinical situations. Interventions and ways of conceptualizing groupwork at GPALA conferences can fall flat when tried in a young group that is still forming and understanding how to work together. In this workshop, we will explore the idea of the pre-analytic patient, identify ways to intervene on an interpersonal and group level that helps to teach pre-analytic patients how to deepen their self-reflection and capacity for emotional connection. When working with an early group, it is important to keep an eye on the emotional thermometer, so that group members don't get overwhelmed and are left unable to emotionally digest the material. This workshop will include lecture, case examples and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will:

  1. Define traits of a pre-analytic patient, and the narcissistic defense and how it may present in group.
  2. Identify an object-oriented question and explain its use in group therapy.
  3. Describe the arc of psychological development that object-oriented questions aim to encourage: from narcissistic preoccupation to awareness of objects.
  4. Utilize object-oriented questions to promote progressive communication in group.
3 CEs 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. 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 psychologists 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.

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Refunds will be given if you notify us by email (lkennygpala@gmail.com) 7 days prior to the event. After that a credit will be issued for a future workshop of your choosing.

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Pride Recovery

8300 Melrose Ave.

West Hollywood, CA 90048

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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