This interactive presentation will introduce you to social therapy--a unique group therapy approach that helps clients grow and create the lives they want. Social Therapy illustrates that though many people experience emotional pain individually, they can get better when healing with others. The group work focuses on critical life skills such as attending, becoming emotionally and socially flexible, and living life in a continuously creative fashion. This approach has successfully treated a wide variety of emotional and life issues.
This developmental and non-diagnostic approach is one of many new approaches that are part of a Cultural Revolution taking place in the field: from postmodern challenges, to the new focus on prevention, to findings in brain science that identify relationality as key to change and to development. Some people within this Cultural Revolution are asking if life could be better understood if seen through the eyes of a poet, storyteller, or painter, rather than just from the perspective of the scientific community. Seeing life from a cultural and relational lens is an important addition to clinicians' therapeutic skill sets.
Jennifer Bullock and Murray Dabby are group therapists in private practice and teachers of therapists, conducting training for clinicians who are interested in adding or advancing their group therapy skills.
This Web Conference is designed to help clinicians:
1) Identify the distinction between some traditional group therapy models and the social therapeutic group therapy approach;
2) Utilize one group-building technique;
3) Understand the use of creativity and performance in the group framework;
4) Focus on 'relationality' and the social as the unit of development in therapeutic work.
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Jennifer Bullock MEd, MLSP, LPC, NCC
Jennifer Bullock MEd, MLSP, LPC, NCC is the founder and director of the Greater Philadelphia Centers for Social Therapy. She has been a therapist for over twenty years specializing in juvenile justice, child welfare, and group therapy for teens and adults. Jennifer is a community activist and founded an all-volunteer creative community-building theater project where she currently serves as the director.
Jennifer conducts trainings and professional workshops, and she offers consultations to social service agencies, businesses, and the community on stress management, team building, the art and science of communicating with youth, and developing rich relationships at work and home. You can find several of Jennifer's articles published on SelfHelp.Com, and her work has been featured in The Philadelphia Bulletin. For more information about Jennifer and the social therapeutic experience please visit: http://www.letsdevelopphilly.com/
Murray Dabby, MSW, LCSW
Murray Dabby, MSW, LCSW is a relationship coach, therapist, and trainer who has been practicing social therapy for over thirty years and has presented trainings on this topic throughout the United States. He serves as the Director of the Atlanta Center for Social Therapy. Murray is also an affiliate faculty member of the East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy, which is an international education, research, and training center. The institute promotes and develops advanced humanistic approaches in therapy, psychology, community building, and education. Murray has a private practice where he specializes in working with people who experience depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and significant trauma. Murray also offers group therapy, where family and couples experience a social-cultural approach to human development that relates to people being the creators of their own lives. His focus is on how the power and healing ability of improvisation can impact one's life. In Atlanta, Murray founded a non-profit organization for the inner city youth allowing for youth performance as a community building tool.
1.5 CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this Web Conference in its entirety. GoodTherapy.org is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. GoodTherapy.org solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
In short, participants will be able to listen to the event by calling in to our teleconference center. Prior to the event, all participants will be sent an email with instructions on how to login to the teleconference center. This event will include lecture, interaction, and question and answer periods.
This Web Conference is available for free to GoodTherapy.org members.
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