An introduction to working with groups
This two day workshop will offer an introduction to the theory and practice of working with groups. Our aim is to support your awareness of the particularities of working with groups, and to deepen your theoretical knowledge and experiential capacity as facilitators. Our lens will be on groups that are broadly therapeutic in nature; for example therapy groups, personal development groups and support groups.
The workshop will be informed by Gestalt therapy theory and practice and will offer an opportunity to consider:
- The role of facilitator.
- Group dynamics.
- The context of group work.
- Stages of group development.
- Different levels of interventions in groups.
We will provide a mix of theory, creative experiments and skills-based practice, and will also have some time for unstructured and emergent group process. Learning will be interactive, collaborative and experiential, and will offer an opportunity for participants to engage in some personal development work within a Gestalt group format.
This workshop will be of interest to those already facilitating groups as well as those with limited or no experience of facilitating groups.
It is suitable for all practitioners including counsellors, psychotherapists and trainees, coaches, social workers, people working in the voluntary sector, mental health and other helping professions.
When: Friday 9th & Saturday 10th November 2018; 10-5pm each day.
Where: 59 Wostenholm Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1LE.
There is plenty of on-street parking on Wostenholm Road and surrounding roads, should you be driving.
The number 3 bus (from the city centre) stops almost directly outside the building.
From Sheffield Train Station, Wostenholm Road is a half an hour walk, an 18 minute journey by public transport (door to door) or a five minute taxi ride.
Cost: £190 including refreshments (lunch not included).
A limited number of concessionary places are available. Please enquire if you think you may be eligible.
Maximum number of participants: Eight.
CPD certificates (12 hours) will be issued.
How to book: If you are interested in attending or would like to talk a little more to help you decide, please do get in touch by phoning either Emma on 07821 997 522 or Faisal on 07811 444 900.
About Emma Flax
I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist, qualified to work with individuals, couples and groups. I have a masters degree, completed at the Gestalt Centre, London and awarded by the London Metropolitan University. My original core training (2009-2013) was at the Manchester Gestalt Centre (Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute).