Episode 27 | Team Consult for Connection & Collaboration in Group Practices

Oct 28, 2021

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

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Summary 

The Team Consultation is for all therapists who work at Creative Healing. It is a non-negotiable part of our practice. 

Our work is hard, so why do it alone?

Empathy. Learning. Community. These are only some of the values of our time together in the Consult group. 

Tune in to the episode to learn how we can make the most of our weekly meetups.

Timestamps

[00:00] Who am I: Katie May (The Group Guru)?

[00:54] What therapists can learn from the Team Consult Group? 

[02:00] How MY teenage experience led me to be the therapist I am today. 

[03:55] Who is the Team Group Consult for and how often are the meetings? 

[04:50] The structure of our meetings (and why they’re mandatory). 

[14:10] How to share feedback during our meetings (best practices to create a safe...

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Episode 26 | Hold Me Tight Anonymous Online Group

Oct 21, 2021

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

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Summary 

Patrick Monette, who runs a couple’s therapy group, joins Katie to discuss how he makes couple’s therapy as versatile as possible in his group - even though it is fully remote! They talk about how he manages group communication on zoom, what most relationships suffer from, and what every therapist needs to learn about themselves before running a couple’s therapy group. 

Patrick Monette is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, group, and couple’s therapy. 

Timestamps

[00:00] Who is Patrick Monette (Hold Me Tight Group)? 

[05:12] Why Patrick runs his couple’s retreat on zoom with the microphones OFF!

[09:38] How you can run a group therapy retreat on zoom. 

[13:11] Has there been a rise in the number of couples who need support...

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Episode 25 | SPACE Group: Help Parents Out of the Black Hole of Teen Anxiety

Oct 14, 2021

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

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Summary 

Jen Moyer, who runs a SPACE group, joins Katie to discuss how to support parents who have teenagers that suffer from anxiety. For these parents, life is probably tighter and more complicated than it needs to be. They may be overprotective and exert too much effort trying to support their teens. Jen and Katie discuss how parents can live more abundant and peaceful lives by finding new ways to support their anxious children.

As therapists, we have resources in our toolboxes to support parents whose kids struggle with anxiety. The SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) program is one of these useful resources. 

Jen Moyer is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is certified in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy through the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at...

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Episode 24 | Safe Spaces for Black Teens

Jul 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:

  • Why connection and community are essential tools in the group space
  • How to sit with discomfort and grief in a gathering space, without having to be the expert
  • Group interventions to use on zoom to build rapport and group cohesion

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Chris Smith, visit www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/chris-smith-south-pasadena-ca/8078

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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 08 | Teen Talk Groups Online

Mar 11, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to ensure teen clients are ready for a process-based group
  • The secret to turning any worksheet into an interactive group activity
  • The truth vs. the norm in therapists teaching social skills

Tools & Resources Referenced:

 

To learn more about Samantha Rock, visit www.creativehealingphilly.com/samantharock

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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:

  • Picker Wheel
  • The Rejection Card Game
  • My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock

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:

  • Jamboard
  • The DBT Cookbook by Samantha Rock and Emma Werner 
    Contact [email protected] to request a training and access to the Cookbook!  

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

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