Group work with the Clinical Training Group
Andy Williams is talking about the Working with Groups training that took place over the weekend in this short clip.
Hello everybody, I’m checking in after this weekend with the advanced psychotherapy clinical training group looking at group work.
We had a really good time considering aspects of working with process groups and the theory of running process groups.
We were looking at the 7 principles of process group work that Adrienne Lee* talks about. The fact that we are healing primal wounds so a group can be many things:
- If you feel abandoned, the group can be about real contact.
- When you are feeling engulfed, the group can be about finding space.
- If you are feeling hurt, it’s about protection.
The group is about moving from non-relationship into relationship.
We also talking about ideas of intimacy through ensuring we close things down and there are no loose ends at the ends of groups (if we can help it).
We looked at empowering the client. The group is there to change things through having an authentic, relational experience with people and we talked a lot about the relationships within a therapy group.
Finally we explored the experience of ‘plenty’ – Adrienne Lee talks about the idea of ‘plenty’ – there is enough for everybody, over time, within a therapy group.
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*Adrienne Lee BA MPracNLP TSTA(P)