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Intimacy in Group Psychotherapy
Connecting, Interpreting and Confronting

Presented by Scott Rutan, PhD 

Spring Workshop April 13 -14, 2013 

Duke University • Stedman Building • Center for Living Campus 3475 Erwin Road, Durham, NC

Spring 2013 Brochure (pdf)



Workshop Theme

There is a growing understanding that humans are relationally driven. Defense against the pain that occurs when attempts at intimacy are rejected may well be the crucible of modern personality. This workshop will focus on this reality and how to use it to the benefit of our patients in group psychotherapy.

Dr. Rutan will provide leadership in how Object Relations and Attachment theories help us to see that “group members are, at all times, trying their best to be in relationships, not out of them.” From this premise, Dr. Rutan will demonstrate the fascinating theoretical and technical consequences that follow.

CEU Attendance Requirements

To receive credit, you must be present for the entire institute, and you must sign the sign-in and sign-out sheets. No credit will be given to participants who are more than 15 minutes late at the beginning of the morning and afternoon sessions. No credit will be given to participants who leave before the close of the institute.

Workshop Timetable

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm (Lunch 12:30 – 1:30pm)
Sunday 9:00am – 4:30pm (Lunch 12:30 – 1:30pm)