The experience of group psychotherapy is profound and intensely moving, often creating a space for significant growth and change. This therapy group will be experiential and also a training experience. We will experience, demonstrate and analyse the different styles and processes of leadership and work that can be done in a group setting according to the theory and practice of Transactional Analysis and Process Group Therapy.
Group members will have the opportunity to learn experientially how to create and maintain a safe group setting and boundary; how to use therapeutic language, metaphor and imagery in groups; how to use process contracting; how to do impasse resolution and redecision work in a process group; how to use the whole group to facilitate individual change; how to use the individual to facilitate group change; how to do deconfusion work in a group setting; how to work with the transference and countertransference and how to offer containment and closure in a group process.
The Process Group Therapy Training is especially recommended for counsellors and therapists in TA training. It is an opportunity to gain group therapy or accredited advanced TA training hours, and for Berne Institute trainees to gain MSc credits for Theme 4.
Adrienne Lee is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, and a Master Practitioner in NLP. She has been practising as a psychotherapist for over 30 years, and has been centrally involved in the development of TA in Britain from its earliest beginnings. Originally trained by the late Professor John Allaway, Adrienne is a founder member and past Chair of the UK’s Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA). She has served in many committee posts in the ITA and the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), and is a past President of the European Association of TA (EATA). In 2010, Adrienne was awarded the EATA Gold Medal, given for “outstanding services to TA in Europe” and was also awarded the Muriel James Living Principles Award in 2017 – “In appreciation for significant contributions to the international advancement of transactional analysis by personal example and contributions of an exceptional and lasting nature”.
Timings: first day 9.30 am – 7 pm, second day 9 am – 4.30 pm.
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