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(SFV) The Art and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

  • Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Alliance for Community Empowerment 7227 Owensmouth Avenue #104 Canoga Park CA, 91303
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Presenter: Michael P. Frank, MA, LMFT, CGP, LFAGPA

Description: Calling upon his many years of group therapy practice and teaching, Michael will present what he has come to believe are essential elements of leading an effective psychotherapy group. Going beyond theory and technique, this workshop will explore how a therapy group actually helps the clients, how the being of the therapist is often more important than the doing, and how there is no one right way to do this work. The workshop will include didactic presentation, case examples, and discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify essential elements of an effective therapy group.
  2. List characteristics of an effective group therapist.
  3. Differentiate between doing and being as a group therapist.
  4. Distinguish between relational, interpersonal, and psychodynamic group therapy.
  5. Apply concepts of group psychotherapy to clinical work.

Michael P. Frank, MA, LMFT, CGP, LFAGPA is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles, a Certified Group Psychotherapist, a Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and the Clinical Supervisor and Coordinator of the Group Therapy Program at the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills. He has been leading therapy groups in his practice for over 30 years and teaching and training group therapists for most of that time. He is an Institute Group leader at the AGPA Annual Conference. He has been the Practicum Coordinator for the Wagner Human Services Training Program at the University of Judaism, a clinical supervisor for the San Fernando Valley Counseling Center and the Antioch University Los Angeles Counseling Center, and is visiting faculty in group therapy at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. He supervises group therapists who are working towards becoming Certified Group Psychotherapists and teaches the Principles of Group Therapy course every year. He is a past president of the Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Society (now the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles), and is a recipient of the AGPA Affiliate Societies Assembly Award and the LAGPS award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of group psychotherapy. Websitewww.michaelpfrank.com email: mpfrank@aol.com

This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

Attendance and Registration Policies  

  • Non-members of CSCSW will be charged: $10 admission
  • For CEU’s there will be an additional charge of: $10 per CEU ($15 for 1.5 CEU’s; $20 for 2 CEU’s)
  • CSCSW Members and students will continue to attend and receive CEUs for free

Cancellation Policy

  • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
  • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
  • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

Light refreshments are provided. Bring your flyers, business cards and brochures.

For more information or to renew your membership contact: info@clinicalsocialworksociety.org 

Tanya Moradians Ph.D, LCSW | 818-783-1881 | tmoradia@ucla.edu

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