I offer several training and consultation opportunities for therapists. Feel free to call me so we can discuss if any of these will meet your professional development needs.
Group for Therapists
This ongoing group is oriented towards your professional growth. The group members are all therapists and we do a combination of practice development, case consulatation, and interpersonal process. We also focus on the work/life issues that are particular to being a therapist. This group meets weekly on Monday from 11:15am to 12:30 and I co-lead this group with Michelle Bohls. You learn more about this group here.
I am available to consult privately on cases or topic areas that you need assistance with. This can be one time meetings or we can do this on an ongoing basis. I can work with you on any area you would like. People tend to seek me out for issues such as working with difficult clients that may have personality disorders, using countertransference effectively, group leadership, and practice development.
I am going to be co-leading an all-day workshop at AGPA Connect 2019 entitled “Narcissism in Group: We Leaders Are Not Immune!” I will be co-leading this workshop with Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP. Leaders need to understand how our narcissistic responses affect what happens in group. This workshop examines how to recognize and respond to both our healthy and unhealthy narcissism, so we can remain emotionally engaged and therapeutically effective leaders. This workshop will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
I co-lead a Facebook Group designed for group therapists from all over the world to collaborate with one another about group work. I colead this group with Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, CGP. We hold periodic training workshops on various aspects of Group Therapy. This is a closed group that is restricted to therapists or students. You can request to be added as a member of the group here.
Individual or Group Therapy
The cornerstone of any therapists practice is doing their own work and the basis for this is Individual Therapy. It is important for therapists to know themselves and how their own personalities and histories play out in the work including in their work. Additionally, the best way to learn to become a better therapist is to experience working with a therapist that you resonate with and respect. Group Therapy can help you learn more about your interpersonal dynamics and how your personality might play out with different kinds of people in the room. I’d be interested in talking to you about your treatment goals and whether I might be the right Individual or Group Therapist for you.