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Two day workshops

 

Group therapy marathons

The experience of relational group psychotherapy can be profound and intensely moving, often creating a space for significant growth and change. This is an opportunity to form a therapy group which will provide you with an experiential and training experience over an intensive 2-day process.

The group is facilitated by two UCKP registered psychotherapists, at least one of whom is a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). Both facilitators have significant experience in running clinical groups and value the creative opportunities for growth the group experience can offer.

 

Group members will have the chance to learn experientially how to create and maintain a safe group setting and boundary, how to use therapeutic language, how to use the whole group to facilitate individual change, how to use the individual to facilitate group change; and how to offer containment and closure in a group process.

 

A group therapy marathon can be a useful experience if someone is considering joining an ongoing therapy group as it can offer a taster for what may lay ahead.

 

For TA trainees

For the CTA process you are required to have group client hours and this workshop offers a useful experience to see how a group is run prior to running a group yourself. They could also count towards personal group therapy hours.

 

We would recommend attendance on the Group work theory workshop to compliment and provide a theoretical framework for the group therapy marathon.

 

Group work theory

This 2-day workshop provides an opportunity to explore the foundations of group therapy, the benefits and draw backs, the stages of group process, requirements of the facilitator, and deeper exploration of the different styles and processes of leadership and work that can be done in a group setting according to the theory and practice of Transactional Analysis and Process Group Therapy.

 

This workshop offers an element of experiential learning, the chance to practice facilitating a group experience and delivery of theory.

 

The workshop is facilitated by two UCKP registered psychotherapists, at least one of whom is a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA). Both facilitators have significant experience in running clinical groups and value the creative opportunities for growth the group experience can offer.

 

For TA trainees

For the CTA process you are required to have group client hours and this workshop offers the opportunity to explore theoretical concepts prior to running a group yourself. They could also count towards CPD hours.

 

We would recommend attendance on the Group therapy marathon workshop to compliment and provide a deeper experiential learning in group therapy.

 

Personality Disorder: An Introduction

This 2-day workshop offers the opportunity to explore the concept of personality disorder. Most of the Sapiens team are specialists in working with personality disorder and have many years experience in delivering intensive therapy, training and educating, consulting and contributing nationally to the field.

 

Many aspects of personality disorder are covered a few of which include: aetiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, signs and symptoms, reaction to, stigma, historical treatment of, NICE guidelines and recommended treatment, attachment theory and developmental process, ask the experts (this training is delivered with ex-clients).

 

This is an opportunity to explore a subject which many shy away from and ask all those questions you may have with regards to your practice in a safe, contained, enviornment.

 

One day workshops

 

Shame

Often referred to as the ‘swampland of the soul’ shame is a subject frequentley avoided, hidden away, or feared by both the client and therapist. This one-day workshop invites participants to explore shame head-on and analyse, explore, debate and reflect on the theory base surrounding it.

 

It is an interactive, day which encourages thought into how you manage shame (your own and clients) within the therapy room and explore ways of approaching it differently if need be. This is aimed at all professionals within the helping professions and qualified or trainee psychotherapists. We find a mix of experience in the room adds richness to discussions.

 

Boundaries

The essences of all good therapeutic work is respecting and honouring the boundary between you and the client and encouraging and modelling for them to respect their own and that of others. This one-day workshop creates space to explore the notion and theory base around development, violation of, and working with, boundaries. It offers the opportunity to explore this in relation to the practitioners own boundary maintenance both personally and professionally and the impact this then has in the consulting room.

 

Limerence and love addiction

Limerence  is a state of mind which results from an attraction to another person It’s an involuntary interpersonal state that involves intrusive, obsessive, and compulsive thoughts, fbehaviours and feelings from euphoria to despair, contingent on perceived emotional reciprocation from the object of interest.

 

This state can cause deep distress and in extreme cases, have devastating consequences for the individual’s wider relationships and life.

 

This one-day workshop explores the work by psychologist Dorothy Tennov (1979) and the links with attachment theory and presentations in the therapy room as well as open discussion about ways of working therapeutically with it.

 

 

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The team at Sapiens are experienced trainers and facilitators of psychoeducational groups. They offer a range of short courses and workshops open to professionals and trainees.

 

The following workshops will be available during 2016. The dates and venues are yet to be confirmed but if there is one that interests you please fill in the expression of interest contact form below or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further information.

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