Principles of Group Psychotherapy

Start Date: January 21, 2017
End Date: January 22, 2017
Time: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Location: 911 Coeur D’Alene Avenue Venice, CA 90291


Clearview Treatment Programs is hosting Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA)’s January event:

The Principles of Group Psychotherapy

A Comprehensive Course on the Practice of Group Psychotherapy

(12 CEUs, 1.5 days)

Course Description:
This course provides training and skill development for mental health professionals on issues that are unique to the practice of group psychotherapy including a basic understanding of the theory, principles, and applications of group therapy. The course will include didactic presentations, discussions, and experiential simulated group demonstrations.

This course is suitable for graduate students and mental health practitioners at any experience level who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the practice of group therapy.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will acquire the following skills:

  1. Identify the basic dynamic elements of the group formation model.
  2. Discuss the key issues of group psychotherapy leadership and coleadership, including styles, boundaries and problems.
  3. Differentiate between the key issues, basic theory, and associated techniques that are unique to each of the three phases of group development (beginning, middle, end)
  4. Identify basic countertransference reactions in group psychotherapy and describe two examples of transference and countertransference.
  5. Define the role objective countertransference plays in formulating interventions.
  6. Analyze the role that resistance plays in group process.
  7. Describe three types of resistance typically used by client-patients in groups.

Michael P. Frank, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA
Monica Farassat, PsyD, LMFT, CGP
Keith Rand, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA
Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP

Dates and Times:
Check-in: Saturday, January 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and
Sunday, January 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Participants MUST attend both days for the ENTIRE time.

$210.00 GPALA Licensed Member
$120.00 GPALA Pre-Licensed Member
$230.00 Licensed Non-Member

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This course meets the educational requirement for certification by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists. (For more information on becoming a CGP, visit

12 CEUs will be given for attendance.

Important Disclosure for All Learners: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs. The Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity may be claimed.

REFUND POLICY: GPALA will refund the course tuition, if requested via email (to before January 5, 2017

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