First of all, it’s a process group, a place where members are invited to share their thoughts and feelings towards and about the other members in the room. Members receive feedback that they rarely get from friends, partners and even individual therapists or supervisors. When applied to supervision, this means that as you present your case, the other members respond with their full, authentic selves. This transparency allows you to get to the heart of counter-transference issues that are getting in the way of effective, satisfying treatment and your own growth as a clinician.
The group also becomes a place for clarifying theory and technique. Are you wondering how intersubjectivity and body-oriented psychotherapy intersect? Or how to apply motivational interviewing to the particular population you’re working with? Group members cultivate their capacity to tolerate uncomfortable feelings and skillfully work with transference and projection.
- Use of Self
- Working with Aggression
- Dreams and Symbolic Communication
- Nonverbal Communication
- Somatic Psychotherapy