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Using Interpersonal Techniques to Deepen Attachment and Cohesion in the Group

  • Fri, June 24, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online


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Using Interpersonal Techniques to Deepen Attachment and Cohesion in the Group

Friday, June 24, 2022, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT

Free to members

$10 for nonmembers

Program Description:

This presentation will cover interpersonal techniques and exercises that increase inter-member communications and vulnerability. The impact of this on cohesion and intimacy in the group will be discussed. The presenter is Dr. Darryl Pure. 


Participants will be able to:

1. Articulate how Interpersonal Feedback fosters Intimacy.
2. Utilize feedback to make the unspeakable speakable.
3. Quickly create a safe space for members of the group to give each
other developmental feedback.

About the presenter:

Dr. Pure is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association where he has served in a variety of governance positions including three terms on the Executive committee; two as Treasurer of the Association, Chair of the Affiliate Societies Assembly, and four terms on the Board of Directors. In addition to his work for AGPA, Currently. Dr. Pure is Chairman of the Board of the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health.

Dr. Pure served as Coordinator of Group Psychotherapy Training and Services at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University from 1996-2006 and led Group Psychotherapy training for the Psychiatry Residency Program through 2020. He holds the rank of Lecturer in Clinical Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He has also twice served as president of the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society and has been its training director.

Beginning in 2020, Dr. Pure became a founding faculty member of Interpersonal Dynamics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor of Leadership.

Involved in the American Board of Group Psychology, Dr. Pure is a Fellow and has been a member of the Board for 12 years. Currently, he serves as president of the Board.

In addition to workshops and experiential groups locally and nationally, Dr. Pure has presented at international conferences on issues related to practice development and gender issues in groups and continues to be invited to train clinicians in the United States and abroad. Dr. Pure has actively worked in the field of Conflict Resolution in both Northern Ireland and Israel. A related focus for him is Attachment Theory in group psychotherapy and the application of Emotionally Focused Therapy principles and techniques to group. Dr. Pure has a vibrant practice which includes several groups.

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