Episode 07 | Online Groups for BFRB’s

Mar 01, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to design groups week to week, based on group members’ needs
  • Why connection and witnessing each others’ stories is such a powerful part of the group process
  • What therapists need to be successful in treating BFRB’s and why this specialization is a business boom

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Laura Chackes, visit https://www.mindfulstlonline.com

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Episode 06 | Tween Anxiety Groups

Feb 22, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to engage anxious tweens so they warm up and engage in meaningful ways
  • Why engaging parents in the process has been one of Sara’s greatest tools for lasting treatment that works.
  • The importance of assessment in ensuring your group flows well and the multi-step process Sara uses to find the right fit for group

Tools & Resources Referenced:

  • Google Jamboard

To learn more about Sara Schreiber, visit www.childfamilyinstitute.com

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Episode 05 | Social Therapeutics and the Power of Connection

Feb 15, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to handle silence in the group space without freaking out and thinking you’re doing it wrong.
  • Why treating the group as the client is an important part of the process to create connection, cohesion and how to maintain a focus on social interaction as a vehicle for healing.
  • How a focus on fun, playful interventions and trusting the process can create powerful shifts in group clients’ everyday lives, with an ability to think differently and be more flexible in emotional responses.

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Jennifer Bullock, visit www.letsdevelopphilly.com

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Episode 04 | Leaning into Social Discomfort in Groups

Jan 27, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • The structure of exposure-based groups for teens with social anxiety
  • How the online space creates opportunities for exposure and connection that move beyond the organic unfolding of social conversation
  • Why it’s ultra important to understand the shame response of clients with social anxiety and how to normalize this as part of the growth process 

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Jen Moyer, visit www.creativehealingphilly.com/jenmoyer

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Episode 03 | Creating an Accessible and Affirming Online Teen LGBTQ Group

Jan 21, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • The pros and cons of online groups in creating safe and affirming connections for teens in the LGBTQ community
  • The structure and topics of groups that create resilience for teens who are exploring their identity
  • Why holding space is a powerful intervention for teens who need connection and support that they may not receive anywhere else

Tools & Resources Referenced:

  • The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook by Annaliese A. Singh

To learn more about Hannah Heffner, visit www.creativehealingphilly.com/hannahheffner

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Episode 02 | Teen DBT Groups in Action

Jan 18, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • What the inclusion and exclusion criteria are for Teen DBT groups and why every teen is not appropriate for a group
  • How to engage teens online, keep them focused and what to say and do to address distracted and disruptive teens in the online space
  • The ninja-like skill for increasing homework compliance, even when it feels like pulling teeth

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Emma Werner, visit www.creativehealingphilly.com

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Episode 01 | ADHD Groups for Boys: You Can't Teach Conversation From a Book!

Jan 18, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why unstructured time is critical for teaching social skills
  • The unwritten rules of hangout time and how this is counter to the social skills curriculums most therapists teach
  • The truth vs. the norm in therapists teaching social skills

Tools & Resources Referenced:

  • Social Thinking ILAUGH curriculum by Michelle Garcia Winner

To learn more about Ryan Wexelblatt, visit www.ADHDdude.com.

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Group Work Podcast ~ The Trailer!

Jan 14, 2021

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The power of groups is transformational!

Join me,  a psychotherapist and the "Group Guru" as I interview mental health therapists to find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

Please subscribe and give me a 5 star review!  I'd be super grateful.

xo

Katie K. May

Your Group Guru

 

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New Podcast Coming Soon!

Jan 01, 2021
Stories matter.
 
Over my past 5 years in growing Group Guru, there’s one thing I come back to again and again:
 
Connection counts
Stories matter
Socially we heal
 
I’ve used my platform to share of myself, my successes and my work to give back and make an impact to help other therapists too.
 
And part of my vision for 2021 includes increasing the collaboration of my work with others in our therapy communities too.
 
I don’t want to do this work alone. 
 
I’m looking to interview other therapists who want to share their stories...
 
Why are groups important to your work?
What groups do you run?
What lights you up and makes you passionate about your work?
Who are YOU within the work?
 
I’m unleashing something BIG and I want you to be a part of it.
 
Pitch me your podcast!  Share about the group you run and what makes you unique.  Email [email protected] to apply for...
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