As waiting lists for therapy continue to remain high; meaning a lot of the population have to wait a long time for access to therapy, group therapy is becoming increasingly used as an effective intervention for many disorders.
Many Therapists argue that for certain disorders; such as social anxiety and self esteem, group therapy is the most effective approach. So what factors, processes and influences exist within groups to make them an effective arena for a change in pathology? How are these applied and facilitated and can these be learned by Therapists or Helpers with little to no group experience? Furthermore, can these be integrated into the practice of more experienced Group Facilitators to enhance an existing skill set? The answer is yes to all of these questions.
Aims of the event:
To discuss models of group process
To introduce Irvin Yalom's 'Therapeutic Factors and Interpersonal Sequence.'
To evaluate what makes groups effective and ineffective
To take part in a Therapeutic Group.
About the Facilitator
Andy Gray has 25 years of experience in various roles in the helping professions including Social Work, Substance Use/Abuse, Trauma Recovery, Hospital Management (locked rehab and low secure) and Complex Presentations.
Andy is an Integrative Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Shareholder at ACT Counselling Services Limited. He continues to develop, direct and deliver training from 1 day CPD events to PG Dip level incorporating a unifying approach in relation to psychotherapeutic modalities. He is passionate about training and events are delivered in an informative, laid back and humorous style. Andy has a huge wealth of knowledge and resources that he is keen to impart to those who are seeking to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to enhance their personal or professional development.