Episode 20 | Resetting After Sexual Trauma

Jun 03, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why your group clients actually don’t need to trust you just because you’re the therapist
  • The benefits of a short-term group in normalizing a traumatic experience for participants
  • A process for going beyond the “trigger warning” and helping clients feel into their bodies, trust their own experience and have permission to say “no”

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Claire Horner, visit www.atlantashrink.com 

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Episode 19 | Free Monthly Parent Workshops: Add Value & Get Clients

May 27, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • The format and structure of our free monthly parent workshop
  • How you can add a ton of value to new clients and to your community in as little as 90 minutes a month
  • The importance of connection amongst your community and why less information and more discussion is actually more valuable than over-preparing

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Katie K. May, visit www.becomeagroupguru.com

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Episode 18 | Child-Centered Play Groups for Kids

May 20, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why kids having a space that supports who they are and not who they are “supposed” to be is important, and how “masking’ can inhibit group connections
  • How to design a space that creates child-centered connection and what Michelle includes in her play therapy group room
  • The structure, lack of structure and methods to include or not include parents in the process

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Michelle Tolison, visit www.dandelionfamilycounseling.com

 

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Episode 17 | Groups for Trans Kids and Their Parents

May 13, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why it’s important to allow for self agency and readiness in when parents of trans kids join in the group process
  • The power of connection and creating safe containers for trans kids and parents to truly process challenges and support each other
  • Why lived experience as a group leader is an important factor to consider when supporting the trans community

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Abbie Rolf, visit www.HealingVillageTherapy.com

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Episode 16 | Group Supervision Success

May 06, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to create a safe container for connection to combat new therapist imposter syndrome
  • Why it’s important to consider a strengths-based supervision approach in groups
  • Why being a good therapist is simply not enough to become a good supervisor in the group supervision process

To learn more about Jamica Cropper-Pam, visit www.cultivatinggrowthcounseling.com

 

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Episode 15 | Wise Girls Workshops

Apr 29, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Why it’s important to listen to your clients’ needs and create the group they crave
  • How to empower group members to connect in the room, even online
  • The importance of support and programming for all ages and stages you serve

To learn more about Sierra Dator, visit www.sierradator.com and www.wisegirlworkshops.com.

 

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Episode 14 | Healing Trauma in Groups with EMDR

Apr 22, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How DBT Skills and EMDR Resourcing creating a powerful group for preparing to process trauma
  • Why the “here and now” is as important as the “then and there” when working on trauma
  • The power of groups as big as 40 when working a collective trauma using EMDR

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Maggie Robbins, visit www.emdrschool.com and www.maggierobbins.net

 

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Episode 13 | Creative Tween Groups

Apr 15, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to include hands on crafts in an online group
  • Structured ways to provide support for topics, themes and tween feedback requests
  • The start to finish structure of online tween groups 

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Courtney Salazar, visit www.courtneythecounselor.com

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Episode 12 | The Birds and Bees and Everything in Between, a Group for Teens

Apr 08, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • What it means to create a “Brave Space” for teens when it comes to talking about identity, sexuality and equity
  • Why sexuality and sexual health is a human rights issue and how to approach this in the therapy group room
  • Important considerations for how to include, and not include, parents in the process of this taboo topic group

Tools & Resources Referenced:

 To learn more about Lena McCain, visit www.interfaithbridge.com

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Episode 11 | Groups for Adult Children of Narcissists

Apr 01, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to screen for members that are able to contain, contribute and create a safe space for each other, even when topics are taboo
  • The importance of understanding the unique dynamics of narcissistic family patterns in order to work with this population
  • How to guide group members while also stepping out to the way of the work they are doing to support each other in the group process.

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Alisa Stamps, visit www.alisastamps.com

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