Online Training Group For Therapists
Online Training Group for Therapists
My training group for therapists will meet online using a HIPAA compliant version of Zoom on Thursday mornings from 10:15 to 11:45 AM, Pacific time. Although this is not a therapy group and members are not considered patients, the usual standards of confidentiality are expected and members are free to bring in whatever content they wish. The main goals of the group are to use the group process to explore and understand one’s intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships and to learn about group dynamics and both the leader and member roles. I work within a psychodynamic and relational approach so that issues and topics depend on what members bring to the group rather than being initiated or structured by me.
I meet individually with the potential member once or twice to get acquainted and discuss the fit with the group Once the group begins it will be open-ended starting with each member committing to a trial period of 12 weeks and to a termination process when they are ready to leave the group. It will be a long-term, slow-open group so members will be added as there are openings available up to a maximum of 10. The possibility of in-person weekend institutes may be explored once the COVID-19 pandemic resolves. As far as my qualifications go, I have more than 35 years of experience in conducting groups and I train and supervise group therapists in the US and abroad. I’m also active in group psychotherapy associations at the local, national, and international levels and am a Certified Group Psychotherapist and Life Fellow of AGPA. I have led a training process group for psychiatrists in training at UC Davis since 1999 and numerous institutes at AGPA conferences and elsewhere. You can find out more about me on my website at https://sacramentocenterforpsychotherapy.com/martha/ .
Please give me a call or email if you have any questions or would like to schedule an initial appointment to get acquainted and think about how the group might work for you.