Annual GTTP Symposium: Injury and Repair in Group through a Modern Analytic Lens

Ali Kimmell, LCSW, CGP and Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP

Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Registration begins at 12:30 pm

GTTP Symposium:
Injury and Repair in Group Through a Modern Analytic Lens 

This symposium will present a Modern Group Analytic approach to successfully navigating moments of rupture and repair between group leaders and their members. We will begin by historically situating Modern Analytic theory and exploring some of the tools as well as theoretical biases and omissions in traversing power dynamics and conflicts in our groups. We will then introduce the Modern Analytic techniques of Joining, Working with Induced Feelings, Bridging, and Progressive Emotional Communication as aids to group leaders in effectively traversing injury and repair. These principles will be taught through a didactic portion, as well as a demonstration group and a large group discussion.

This symposium is offered by the Group Therapy Training Program, a one-year training program offering an in-depth study of the theory and practice of group therapy facilitation.The faculty includes senior group therapists and experts in group psychotherapy from TPI and the larger Bay Area community. 

Ali Kimmell, LCSW, CGPhas a private practice in Oakland where she sees individuals, couples, and runs three mixed gender process groups. She has trained in modern analytic group therapy at Center for Group Studies since 2014 and is faculty at the Group Therapy Training Program in Berkeley and at the Northern California and American Group Psychotherapy Annual conferences. She trained and now teaches at The Psychotherapy Institute’s postgraduate training program and received her masters from Smith College School for Social Work. Ali practices from a relational psychoanalytic lens and integrates social justice and somatic awareness into her work.

 Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGPis a Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Consultant working in Mental Health and Health Care since 1984. He specializes in psychodynamic group work, leading six weekly groups in San Francisco and Menlo Park, CA. Jamie has provided numerous trainings on a variety of group topics for therapists and group leaders, as well as committing to ongoing group training in various settings. He is a Faculty member of The Psychotherapy Institute’s Group Therapy Training Program in Berkeley, CA and additionally leads a Process Training Group for Psychiatric Residents in San Mateo, CA. Jamie has led a two day Process Group Experience for the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s Annual Conference in 2019 and will again in 2020.

Date & Time: Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Location:  St. Johns Presbyterian Church- Fireside Room (get map and directions)

Registration Fee: Free

CE: 3 Credits. $10 fee for CE credits. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).

$10 fee