(Almost) Everything You Want to Know About Groups But Are Afraid to Ask!
02.04.12 | How to Create a Viable Group Topic
04.07.12 | Screening and Intake Questions for Support and Therapy Groups
06.09.12 | Practical Matters: Group FAQ's for Facilitators
08.04.12 | Common Participant Roles and their Impact on Group Functioning
10.6.12 | Group Members Leaving
12.1.12 | Navigating Group Conflicts
Each workshop includes an overview of the topic, followed by questions and answers. Workshops are freely offered to therapists, interns and students.
All workshops are held in San Francisco from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on Saturdays.
April 7th | Screening and Intake Questions for Support and Therapy Groups
A vital part of group functionality and success is the preparation we do as group leaders. A screening (intake) session is an opportunity to educate clients about the parameters of the group, including expectations, purposes and challenges. Various well thought out questions and explorations with the client may help optimize the group functioning in several ways, including avoiding overt dissatisfaction from clients ("I didn't know the group was about this!") and deterring early and unexpected termination. Additionally, some clients may self select out of group, given the clarity of parameters described. This workshop will provide an overview and suggested purpose to screening questions. Variations will be discussed as they pertain to group topic, length of group, commitment time, the leader's style and theoretical orientation.
This seminar will take place at the San Francisco LGBT Center [1800 Market St., 94102] from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, April 7th. An RSVP is required as space is limited. No CEU's will be provided.
Stay tuned for details regarding future workshops!