Occasional Openings in My 3 Weekly Therapy Groups

I posted this at the Carolinas Group Psychotherapy forum:

Seeing Joan Seifert’s email about Group openings, I remember warmly what a super-competent and compassionate therapist and trainer she is. So I’ll join her in reminding folks of an opening in my 3 groups, and of the evidence based effectiveness and efficiency of weekly group psychotherapy.

My 2 late afternoon groups in Raleigh stay pretty full, but when members have been together a good while, a member graduating often brings a few other members to feel ready to say Group Goodbyes.

My Chapel Hill Mondays 5:30-7PM group has an opening, and the groups on Tuesdays and on Thursdays in Raleigh will have an opening in the foreseeable future. The power of an open-ended interpersonal/integrative/process approach continues strong as ever, a compliment and alternative to structured, time-limited skills/psycho-educational groups, and an incomparable training and growth experience for young therapists. The recent trend away from the necessity of personal therapy for therapists feels puzzling and unwise to this old guy – I think younger healers must still be the same sort of complex people with complicated backgrounds as us old farts.

The uninterrupted 40 year life of these groups allows me to rely on the positive group norms and values which evolve and continue to support and guide personal change and growth, without having to take months or years slowly and painstakingly to be re-established.

Interested folks can see my site and phone me to consider further the 3 individual-session preparation process that establishes a strong therapeutic bond with this leader, ensures being fully informed about the healing interpersonal factors of group therapy (see Irv Yalom), and minimizes early frustrations and premature drop-outs.

dr bob

On Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 8:45 PM, Joan Seiffert <joanseiffert@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello All,

I have openings in a Monday evening interpersonal process group meeting from 5:30 to 7:00pm.

Interested people can access my website and call for information and to arrange a group screening.

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