Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society

Life Is Lived in Groups!

The Effective Group Psychotherapist

  • 9 Sep 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online

Registration

  • The seminar will examine the factors that contribute to therapist effectiveness in
    group therapy, looking at the finding that, although the psychotherapies are generally equivalently effective, not all therapists are equally effective.
    The session will address what unfolds at the levels of the group therapist’s clinical approach and the therapeutic relationship in group therapy that can improve or impede clinical effectiveness.
  • Not a member of CGPS. Membership is $75 for Professional level, $35 for Student level. These two levels have the same privileges and access.

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The Effective Group Psychotherapist

Presented by

Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA

Past President, American Group Psychotherapy Society

FREE to MEMBERS

$10 for NONMEMBERS

The seminar will examine the factors that contribute to therapist effectiveness in group therapy, looking at the finding that, although the psychotherapies are generally equivalently effective, not all therapists are equally effective.

The session will address what unfolds at the level of the group therapist's clinical approach and the therapeutic relationship in group therapy that can improve or impede clinical effectiveness.

Learning Objectives:

1. Illustrate the factors that contribute to enhanced group psychotherapist

effectiveness

2. Operationalize working as an evidence-based group therapist

3. Maximize therapeutic opportunities within the patient-therapist relationship in the here – and - now of the group

4. Articulate the principles of therapeutic metacommunication and processing within the therapeutic relationship

5. Explore therapist use of self and judicious therapist transparency


                                   Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA

                                                                    2022

 Dr. Molyn Leszcz is Professor,  Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He served as President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, from 2020-2022.

Dr Leszcz also served as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Sinai Health System, 2006-2017, Vice Chair, Clinical for the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 2010-2017, and Chair (Interim) the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, 2014-15.

 Dr. Leszcz’s academic and clinical work has focused on improving integration in psychiatric care and broadening the application of the psychotherapies within psychiatry. Dr. Leszcz has worked extensively in the areas of physician wellness and leadership, along with the effects of pandemic stress on health care providers. He co-authored with Irvin Yalom, the 5th and 6th  (2020) editions of the Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy.  A  co-authored book in the Psychotherapy Essentials to Go series, Achieving Psychotherapy Effectiveness, was published in 2015. 

 Dr. Leszcz was awarded the Anne Alonso Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychodynamic Group Therapy and also was awarded Distinguished Fellowship in the American Group Psychotherapy Association.  Dr. Leszcz has been the recipient of a number of education and  teaching awards at the University of Toronto.

 

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