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February 2019

Principles of Group Psychotherapy with Jennifer Markey, Ph.D., M.Ed., CGP and Valorie George LCSW, CGP

February 8 - February 9

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day

The HGPS Training Committee is pleased to offer the Principles of Group Psychotherapy to our new and seasoned HGPS members.  So, what is this course going to offer you and why might you want to enroll?
  • The 12-hour course is designed to provide basic understanding of the theory, principles and application of group psychotherapy through the use of a didactic and experiential teaching model.
  • This course meets the educational requirements for the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) that many of our members have gone on to acquire.
  • Principles of Group Psychotherapy graduates tend to experience the sense of community that HGPS has to offer and to form lasting relationships from this experience.
  • And, finally, beginning in 2017, HGPS Training Committee began offering this course at a nominal fee of $150.  This includes the 12-hour course and the American Group Psychotherapy Association manual (formerly $375).
For further information, please contact Constance Moore at mcamtexas@yahoo.com. View More Information »
Free

Imago Relationship Therapy – Conflict to Reconnection – Joint presentation with HAMFT

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and HGPS present Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy is a highly effective form of relationship and couples therapy that has positively affected thousands of couples around the world. This transformational method of therapy was developed 35 years ago by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, and provides resources for couples, therapists, or individuals seeking to find a way to be more effective in their life and relationships. This presentation is free to HGPS members and $40 for non-members. Contact Aaron Fink at aaron hfink@me.com for your registration free registration code if you are a member. PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Learning objectives:
  • Identify the key theoretical components of Imago Relationship Therapy.
  • Review and practice the foundational skills of Imago Relationship Therapy.
  • Learn ways to utilize Imago processes in participants' current therapy practice with couples.
About the presenter: Damian Duplechain, MA (Psychology), LPC, LCDC, is a relationship psychotherapist with many years of experience helping individuals, couples and families realize a better quality of life. Damian has conducted numerous workshops and seminars at local, state, and regional professional associations and served as a featured speaker on television programs and columnist in local magazines. He has done presentations and trainings for individuals, parents, teachers, business executives, and mental health professionals. As a renowned couples therapist, his facilitation of the powerful "Getting the Love You Want" Couples Workshop has helped over 2,000 couples find the "codebook" to restoring their committed love relationships. He provides clinical supervision in the area of couples therapy. Damian serves as the Chair of the Professional Training & Standards Committee of Imago Relationships International, now with members in over 51 countries. His Vision of all children growing up safely with their passion for life intact is served by his daily Mission, which is Imago = Healing Couples = Happy Families = Thriving Children = Peaceful World. View More Information »

April 2019

Spring Institute – Ethics Thursday Evening & Institute Friday & Saturday

April 25 - April 27

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JANUARY 2019!
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Ethics, Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6 pm to 9pm

"Do We Have Fantasies, or Do They Have Us? Ethics and the Imagination in Psychotherapy"

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC

  Objectives: 1) Illustrate the role of the imagination in psychotherapy. 2) Describe ethical models drawn from analytical psychology and the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. 3) Describe cultural and philosophical models of the imagination. 4) Outline key techniques for hosting fantasy with an ethical attitude in the clinical setting.  

Institute Friday, April 26 - Saturday, April 27, 2019

"Reflections on the Faces of Narcissism:  The Impact on Group Therapists and Group Members"

Nina W. Brown, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, FAGPA

    Objectives: 1) Learn a sub-clinical description for a Destructive Narcissistic Pattern (DNP) of behaviors and attitudes. 2) Increase awareness of how aspects reflects undeveloped narcissism and healthy adult narcissism for group members and for the leader. 3) Describe how the group leader’s DNP can affect the group and the members. 4) Learn how to identify empathic failures and to facilitate empathic failure repairs in the group.   INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP/EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES? CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. CLICK HERE FOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION. View More Information »
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