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Listening Fully to Group Process: A Developmental Perspective with Paul Kaye, PhD, CGP

Registration 8:30-9:00, Workshop 9-4:30

6 CE hours

Our psychotherapy models can emphasize intrapsychic, interpersonal, or group-as-a-whole perspectives. After reviewing these models, Dr. Kaye will lead us in exploring an integrated model of working with groups informed by developmental theory. We will deepen our understanding of the stages of group, member development and the group leader’s use of self, identifying processes and behaviors of individual members and the group as a whole that inform the group’s developmental process. 

Together we will gather clinical material through a demonstration group, video vignettes of a process group, and participants’ interactions, and apply the integrated/developmental model to this clinical material. Through these explorations, we will learn to more fully listen to and understand our groups from an integrated developmental group process perspective.   


Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1. Apply group developmental stage theory in understanding and facilitating group process

2. Define the salient features of an integrated model of group psychotherapy

3. Identify the decision-making aspects of using intrapsychic, interpersonal, and group-as-a- whole interventions within a developmentally informed model  

Paul is a licensed clinical psychologist in Michigan, and has been in private practice for over three decades. He worked extensively with inpatient, day hospital, and outpatient groups at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for seven years, and has been on the teaching faculties at the University of Detroit’s Clinical Psychology PhD program, Wayne State University-School of Medicine-Psychiatric Residency program, and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Paul has presented nationally and internationally on understanding group process, the effects of gender composition in groups; and the therapeutic management of shame. Paul has been married for 45 years and has two daughters and three granddaughters. He enjoys traveling, tennis, raising Japanese Koi, amateur astronomy, and most importantly, modeling silliness with his granddaughters.


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