South Devon Psychotherapy & Counselling Services

South Devon Psychotherapy & Counselling Services
01803 867 413
0778 222 0385
Totnes & Exeter
 
 
An experiential weekend event for anyone interested in finding out more about group analytic psychotherapy.
Venue: Totnes; Cost: £110 (early bird before November 7, £100)              
Next Event: Dec 6 & 7, 2013
Friday  6pm to 9.30pm (light supper provided);  Saturday   9am to 4.45pm
Convenors: Angelika Golz & Farhad Dalal
Who is it for?
This is an experiential workshop for anyone who is
interested to find out more about group
psychotherapy.

This workshop can be a 'taster', to see if you would
like to emabark on a longer term group therapy for
yourself.

It will also be of interest to professionals who are
working with groups and wish to find out more about
the principles and practice of group analytic
psychotherapy - perhaps in order to see if they would
like to embark on a training at some point in the future.

What is the structure?
The intention of the workshop is to give you an
experience of group psychotherapy.

To this end you will spend most of the time in small
group sessions.

Each session is one and a half hours long, and will
be facilitated by a group therapist.

There will be two group sessions on Friday evening,
and four more on the Saturday. One session on the
Saturday will be devoted to telling you a little more
about the theory behind the practice.
What happens in the group?
These groups are unstructured. In other words there is no
formal turn taking, 'checking in', and so on. Nor does the
group therapist start the group by making a suggestion as
to what the group should focus on.

Instead, the group members are invited to speak when
they feel so moved to, about whatever is in the forefront of
their mind - be it something that happened with their
spouse, or boss, or the waiter. They might speak about
what troubles them, or a dream they had. or about events
from a long time ago. They might also speak about what
is happening for them in relation to others in the here and
now of the group.

Participants are encouraged to speak to each other as
freely as they are able, with their responses, thoughts and
associations.
The therapist's task is, in part, to facilitatate the group
process, to help work through difficulties and obstacles in
communication, and to work towards building a trusting
environment.
Application

Please apply for a place on the workshop by email using the link below.

Please let us know a little about yourself, any past group experiences, and why you
are interested in taking part in this workshop.
Find out more about groups, visit our group website

An Introduction to Group Psychotherapy

Timetable