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Rupture & Repair in Individual & Group Therapy (In-Person & Online)

  • Sat, November 11, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Online presentations with online or in-person (Raleigh, NC and Durham, NC) process group sessions.

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  • Membership included with registration.
  • Professionals who are members of CGPS.
  • Student Membership included.
  • Only available to Student Members of CGPS.
  • Presenters, Process Group Leaders, Tech Managers

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CGPS Presents:




Online with a Hybrid option:

The Presentations are online,

Your Process Group can be online or in-person.


Haim Weinberg, Ph.D., F-AGPA, CGP, will present:

"Rupture and Repair in Individual & Group Therapy (In-Person & Online)"

Description

Rupture and repair are important processes in relational psychoanalytic approaches. Ruptures affect the therapeutic alliance and the group cohesion. They are inevitable, so instead of focusing on totally avoiding them, the therapist should focus on learning how to repair them. Repairing ruptures can not only restore the therapeutic alliance, but also become a powerful corrective experience, enhancing our capacity for understanding, empathy, and inclusion across diversities. The corrective experience is internalized as the belief that “I can overcome problems” and teaches that the negative feeling following a mismatch can be changed into a positive feeling when achieving a match.

In the relational approach, rather than striving to be perfect, the therapist acknowledges that there will inevitably be mis-attunements and injuries (including microaggressions) and focuses on recognizing and repairing such issues. The emphasis is on acknowledging empathic failures and discussing them with the group, thus attempting to repair the hurt; creating powerful experiences that members wished to have with their significant others. 

Applying the approach to groups emphasizes enactment instead of interpretation. Group leaders need to be aware of ruptures in the therapeutic alliance, especially those caused by the leader. Empathic ruptures between group members, between leaders and members, and in the group-as-a-whole are inevitable. Effective group leaders are sensitive to therapeutic ruptures, especially those caused by the leader.

Ruptures also occur in organizations and social settings; without repair they cause polarization and divisiveness. We will look at ruptures theoretically and clinically and relate to rupture and repair in online groups and within organizations.

Moving to online therapy, the group therapist immediately faces a lot of challenges, many of them seemingly technical ones. Interrupted Internet connections, freezing video, time gaps between lip movement and the voice, difficulties to focus and be present, are some of the obstacles that affect online therapy. The failing technology is tiring, distracting, disappointing, and frustrating. However, if we look at it as another kind of psychological rupture, we can change our view of these failings and see them as opportunities for repair. Even if the Internet connection completely breaks down, this rupture can be explored in the following session and lead to a deeper understanding of earlier ruptures and possible repair.

In my presentation, I will summarize the literature about rupture and repair, and bring vignette from an online group.

Click here to see sliding scale registration ratesLearning Objectives:

    The participant will be able to:‎

    1. Describe how ruptures relate to the therapeutic alliance.
    2. State the impact of rupture on the group members and group process/climate.
    3. Explain the need for repair by group therapists.
    4. Describe how ruptures occur more online than in in-person groups.
    5. Explain how we can deal with and repair online ruptures.

      About our Presenter

      Haim Weinberg, Ph.D., AGPA-F, CGP

      Dr. Haim Weinberg (PhD) is a licensed psychologist in Israel and California, a group analyst, and Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice in Sacramento, California. He is the past President of the Israeli Association of Group Psychotherapy and of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS). Dr. Weinberg is the list-owner of the group psychotherapy professional online discussion forum. He served as the Director of International Programs at the Professional School of Psychology where he created and coordinated an online doctoral program in group psychotherapy. He co-edited a series of books about the social unconscious and wrote a book on Internet groups. His co-edited book “Theory and Practice of Online Therapy” was published just before the COVID-19 pandemic started. His new co-edited book is "Advances in Online Therapy: The Emergence of a New Paradigm".

      Dr. Weinberg developed group therapy training groups in Asia, and is leading online training process groups for therapists around the world.

      Schedule 

      Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society Fall 2023 Workshop

      with Haim Weinberg, Ph.D., F-AGPA, CGP, presenting

      "Rupture and Repair in Individual & Group Therapy (In-Person & Online)"

      Saturday, November 11, 2023

      (All Times in Eastern Daylight Time)

       Time

      EDT

      Activity

      Min.

      Hours

      Ed’n Hours

      9:45 AM

      Check-in opens
      Help online & by phone with Zoom & Google Docs.

      30

      0.50

      0

      10:15 AM

      Brief Orientation: Basics of Process Groups

      Welcome and Introduction

      15

      0.25

      0

      10:30 AM

      First Presentation – Haim Weinberg

      60

      1.00

      1.00

      11:30 AM

      Lunch               (Faculty Meet & Greet with Haim)
      Bring your own lunch

      45

      0.75

      0

      12:15 PM

      Process Group Session I

      (In-Person or Remote)

      75

      1.25

      1.25

      1:30 PM

      Break                                         (Faculty Consultation)

      30

      0.50

      0

      2:00 PM

      Second Presentation – Haim Weinberg

      60

      1.00

      1.00

      3:00 PM

      Process Group Session II

      (In-Person or Remote)

      75

      1.25

      1.25

      4:15 PM

      Break                                         (Faculty Consultation)

      30

      0.50

      0

      4:45 PM

      Process Group Session III

      (In-Person or Remote)

      60

      1.00

      1.00

      5:45 PM

      Process Group’s Session IIIa:

      Groups debrief with their group leader

      15

      0.25

      0.25

      6:00 PM

      Large Group Debriefing and Discussion Led by Haim Weinberg

      45

      0.75

      0.75

      6:45 PM

      Complete evaluations & Goodbyes

                                                            (Faculty Consultation)

      30

      0.50

      0

      7:15 PM

      Faculty Meeting Concludes

       

       

       

       

      Totals

      420

      9.50

      6.50

       

      Continuing Education Certification Not Avaliable

      Certified Continuing Education Units and Hours are NOT AVAILABLE for this workshop.

      Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society will provide a Certificate of Attendance which some licenses (e.g., LCSW) will accept as proof of Continuing Education.

      Certificate of Attendance


      Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society will provide 6.5 Contact Hours to participants who attend 100% of the event and complete the evaluation. Some licenses will accept a certificate of attendance from Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society (CGPS).
      A participant must attend 100% of the program to receive credit. Partial credit will not be awarded.

      Workshop Brochure

      This Workshop Event Page is provided in place of a Workshop Brochure.

      What to Expect at Our Workshops:

      Experiential Small Groups Explained

      Sliding Scale Registration Available!

      We do not want financial circumstances to prevent you from participating. We ask you to pay the amount you can afford from the following:

      Non-Member Professional Suggested Rate: $225.00, CE Hours Certificate from AGPA included. Includes $75 Professional membership.

      Member Professional Suggested Rate: $150.00, CE Hours Certificate from AGPA included.

      Non-Member Student Suggested Rate: $110.00, CE Hours Certificate from AGPA included. Includes $35 Student/Accessible Membership.

      Member Student Suggested Rate: $75.00, CE Hours Certificate from AGPA included.

      Affordable Rate (Member or Non-Member, Student or Professional): $50.00, CE Hours Certificate from AGPA included.

      If you cannot afford the $50 rate, please email your circumstances and what you feel you can afford to president.cgps@gmail.com.
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