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* To understand the place of groups both in life and therapy delivery
* To explore the benefits and challenges of delivering therapy in group format.
* To increase confidence in managing the challenges through practical exercises.
Understanding the operation of groups and how this can both aid and complicate therapy delivery.
Universal therapeutic factors in groups (Bieling, Scott, Yalom, Bloch & Crouch).
How these can be utilized to enhance therapeutic impact.
How they are used in different types of groups.
Interactive:Competencies and practicalities
Exploration of both the strengths of group delivery and the obstacles.
Opportunity to identify and work with particular examples of obstacles to group process
How to maximise the effectiveness of the group.
Adaptation of groups to the on-line environment - challenges and how to overcome them
Reflection on learning.
Isabel Clarke is a
consultant clinical psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working as a
therapist in the NHS with people with complex problems, including devising and
delivering many group programmes. Third Wave CBT Integration for Individuals
and Teams: Comprehend, Cope and Connect, recently published by Routledge
(Clarke & Nicholls) covers her emotion-centred approach to mental health
(CCC), currently being applied widely in acute services and piloted within
Hampshire IAPT. CCC combines individual and group delivery. Books
on spirituality and mental health: Psychosis and Spirituality:
consolidating the new paradigm, edited, Wiley, (2010) and Madness, Mystery and
the Survival of God, ‘O’ Books, (2008) represent another focus of her work. See
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