Category Archives: Group Therapy

Weekly Group Therapy – Client Prep and My Background

In full time private practice with HRC I led and co-led 5 weekly adult [and child therapy groups my first 10 years in practice] for about 40 years, and led regular weekend and All Day adult Groups. I’ve co-trained Professionals … Continue reading

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Goodbyes in Group Therapy

Often our parents couldn’t teach these intimacy skills because their parents didn’t have the skills; they couldn’t teach what they didn’t get from their parents.  Lacking experience, safety and​ good support, people usually avoid feeling and saying these things in … Continue reading

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My Reply to a Group Therapy Query

  Glad to hear from you ……. , tho sorry your anxiety has become a struggle.  I still do single session All Day Groups once or twice a year at my cabin in Chatham County – dates are ad lib, … Continue reading

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Separate Realities, Uncommon Knowledge

This complex post is for those of us who think we know it all and often behave as if we do – including psychotherapists and thinkers about psychotherapy.  It’s especially intended for those who have strong awareness of their own … Continue reading

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Goodbyes in Group Therapy

this is my response to a group member’s Email: I’m glad you’ll come for the complete, 3 more sessions, Goodbye.  It’s just what I’d imagine you’d decide, especially after yesterday’s session – a great demo and video of humans’ sometimes … Continue reading

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Full Day Workshop “Hypnotically Enhanced Intimacy” Friday Oct 24

This is the last of my 3 yearly full-day hypnosis workshops in 2014.  I’ve broadened the theme to include closeness in any intimate relationship:  with yourself, your partner, current and original family, and close friends.  Both individuals and couples will … Continue reading

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US Preventive Services Refers Cardiovascular-Risk Patients to Psychologists

Overweight or obese patients with one or more risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease  [high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar] are suggested for referral to psychologists for preventive behavioral counseling to lose weight through improved diet and increased exercise. … Continue reading

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How Much Therapist Self-Disclosure is Too Much?

My response to my friend Joe Burgo’s website post about therapist self-disclosure on http://www.afterpsychotherapy.com/input/  : “Unprofessional” seems to me a label many folks use when confusing their personal values and preferences with the a profession’s written code of ethics. There’s … Continue reading

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Group Therapy: DBT and Interpersonal Groups

Thanks xxx, for asking about DBT groups through my Psychology Today site.  As generally practiced, DBT is more a classroom/psycho-educational approach, rarely interpersonally oriented.  In fact, DBT groups are designed to minimize emotionally upsetting discussion between members, & focus on … Continue reading

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Issues vs Problems

Here’s my Emailed reply to the question “How do I let go of my attachment to desired outcomes, which leads to my suffering”      What do you think?   I strongly support phoning and spending time with other members … Continue reading

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