Educational and Process Therapy Groups on Saturday, November 4, 2017
 
Group Schedule on Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • The Men's Group: 10:15 to 11:30 AM
  • The Relationship Group: 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
  • The Dynamic Psychotherapy Process Group:  1:15 to 2:30 PM 
The Men's Group: Terrence Real on Male Shame, Grandiosity, and Depression   
Terrence Real, a renowned psychotherapist and author, has written numerous significant books including "I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secrecy Legacy of Male Depression." This book captures his view of how men struggle with achieving healthy self-esteem.  He is specifically interested in early developmental experiences of disempowerment and shame which foster the experience of what he calls "difficulties with yourself."
 
In the next meeting of the Men's Group on Saturday, November 4, 2017 (10:15 to 11:30 AM), we will review Real's ideas and discuss their implications for what he terms the "inside" and "outside" work men must do. 
 
The next meeting of the Men's Group will be on November 4, 2017, 10:15 to 11:30 AM at The Water Garden Business Center, 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653.  The fee is $25.00.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to me at 949-338-4388 or at jt@jamestobinphd.com. Space is limited to the first 14 persons who register to attend.  Please note that this group is psychoeducational and does not constitute psychotherapy. 
 
The Relationship Group: "Emplotment" Pathways
Relationship experiences are "fated."  By this I mean we are each carrying out a narrative in the world and recruiting participants to enact with us a script that has already been written.  The script is an unconscious one that is more powerful than our conscious intentions, choices, and desires.  Recent scientific evidence on the neurobiology of interpersonal relationships supports this view.  While this all may sound like not terribly good news, an understanding of how we are fated does offer news ways to think about relationships that are empowering. 
 
In the next meeting of the Relationship Group on Saturday, November 4, 2017 (11:45 AM to 1:00 PM), I will describe how our relationships unfold in several key pathways, often beginning with high energy and hope and gradually devolving into conflictual and unfulfilling dynamics.  These lines of "emplotment" (i.e., getting caught up in a plot we cannot escape) hold the clues for ultimately escaping them.  
 
The next meeting of the Relationship Group will be on November 4, 2017, 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM  at The Water Garden Business Center, 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653.  The fee is $25.00.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to me at 949-338-4388 or at jt@jamestobinphd.com. Space is limited to the first 14 persons who register to attend.  Please note that this group is psychoeducational and does not constitute psychotherapy. 
 
The Dynamic Psychotherapy Process Group
Our next group session will be on Saturday, November 4, 2017 (1:15 to 2:30 PM) at The Water Garden Business Center, 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653.  Group members are now being considered for a second psychotherapy process group that will begin at some point in the next several months.  If you are interested in exploring the possibility of joining this newly-forming psychotherapy process group, please contact me directly to schedule a consultation interview.  
 
**To register for the November 4th meetings of the Men's Group (10:15 to 11:30 AM) and/or the Relationship Group (11:45 AM to 1:00 PM):  If you would like to attend one or both of these groups on November 4, 2017, please RSVP ASAP to Dr. Tobin at 949-338-4388 or jt@jamestobinphd.com. There is a limit of 14 attendees for each group and registrants will be accommodated on a first-come/first-serve basis.  The fee is $25.00 and the location is The Water Garden Business Center, 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653.  Please note that these psychoeducational groups are educational in purpose, not therapeutic, and do not constitute psychotherapy or counseling.**

 
James Tobin, Ph.D., PSY 22074 | 949-338-4388 | jt@jamestobinphd.com