The American Group Psychotherapy Association 2018 Annual Conference in Houston, Texas

Desire and Inhibition: Taking the Leap from Isolation to Connection

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM


Yoon Kane, LCSW, IFSCP, CGP, Private Practice, New York, New York
Tom Thorsheim, PhD, CGP, Private Practice, Greenville, South Carolina

This is a half-day didactic and experiential training group opportunity for therapists to grow as practitioners and leaders by learning to work with themes of desire and inhibition in therapy. In this group, we’ll look at resistance to connection, internal and external barriers to living fully in relationship to oneself/others. Members will gain here-and-now experience working with resistances to intimacy, and gain more experience transforming fear into excitement and owning their power and competence.

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Learning Objectives:

The attendee will be able to:
1. Facilitate a culture of open and progressive communication between group
2. Apply techniques to work with negative feelings and avoidance of intimacy in group and/or individual treatment.
3. Effectively identify and address themes of power, sex and gender dynamics, and shame in your work with clients.
4. Promote healthy group discourse, with increased vitality and aliveness in your work with clients.
5. Differentiate between inhibiting and disinhibiting beliefs and mindsets that get in the way of growth and connection.

Course References:

1. Ormont, L. (1998). The leader’s role in resolving resistances to intimacy in a group setting. International Journal of Group Pscyhotherapy, 38:1, 28-45.
2. Dweck, C. (2000). Self-Theories: Their role in motivation, personality, and development. Psychology Press.
3. Zeisel, E. (2009). Affect education and the development of the interpersonal ego in modern group psychoanalysis. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 59:3, 421-32.
4. Weinberg, G. (1984). The heart of psychotherapy: The therapist-patient relationship. New York: St Martin’s Press, Chap 22 pp 129-169.
5. Brown, B. (2012). Daring greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live. Avery.
6. Dweck, C. (2007). Mindset: The new psychology of success. Ballantine Books.IMG_7210

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