Group Therapy Training
Betty Cannon, Ph.D.
The Workshop: Working with groups is both an art and a science. This workshop combines techniques drawn from Gestalt, existential, psychodynamic, body-oriented and systems approaches to group. Group members observe and experience groups and practice leading the group in a safe learning environment.
The Workshop Leader: Betty Cannon, Ph.D., Boulder Psychotherapy Institute President and co-founder, is a licensed psychologist and certified Gestalt therapist. She has worked with individuals, couples and groups for over thirty years and trained psychotherapists for over twenty years. She holds doctorates in both literature and psychology. She is professor emerita of the Colorado School of Mines and adjunct professor at Naropa University - where she coordinates the Group class for the Transpersonal Psychology Master's Program. Betty is a member of the editorial boards of three professional journals and an internationally known author, lecturer and workshop presenter. She is the former president of the Colorado Group Psychotherapy Society and former chair of the North American Sartre Society. Her book, Sartre and Psychoanalysis, is considered a classic in existential psychology. She is the author of many journal articles and book chapters, including several on applied existential psychotherapy. She is contributing editor for the section on Existential Psychoanalysis for the prestigious Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis. She is very enthusiastic about groups and facilitates at least 16 groups each month.
Varieties of Group Therapy and the AEP Model: Psychodynamic, Existential/Humanistic, Gestalt, Eclectic
Structure and Safety in Group Therapy: Check-ins and Check-outs. Rules and Norms
Beginning a Group: Facilitating an Atmosphere of Safety and Challenge
Stages of Group Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Working, Ending
Levels of Intervention in Groups: Group, Interpersonal, Intrapsychic
Transference in Groups
Countertransference in Groups
Resistance and Defenses in Groups
Authentic Relatedness in Groups
Dream Work in Groups
Psychodynamic Issues in Groups
Existential Issues in Groups
Co-Leading Groups: Advantages and Disadvantages and How to Make it Work
Group Management Issues
Multicultural Issues in Groups