April Café: Group Dynamics & Group Psychotherapy: Beyond That One Class You Had In Graduate School

  • 04/13/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Simpkins Family Swim Center – Live Oak Community Room 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062


  • Non-member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)
  • Non-member Registration CAFE CAMFT (without CE)
  • Santa Cruz CAMFT Member Registration (CAFE CAMFT w/CE Certificate Included)


Group Dynamics & Group Psychotherapy: Beyond That One Class You Had In Graduate School – with Katherine Zwick, MA, LPCC,CGP

After the success of this presentation in 2015, Katherine Zwick is back for round two for those who may have not attended or for those who want to learn the material again and more deeply! Katherine will be teaching advanced concepts in group psychotherapy from the field of group relations and helping attendees understand "the group unconscious" and how to work with it in the here-and-now of group life. She will teach some of the fundamentals, such as the five basic assumptions of groups, common roles in groups, how to help groups get "unstuck," and the importance of attending to boundaries, authority, roles, and task in all groups. She will also do some role playing with attendees to demonstrate techniques that illustrate the theory. 
  • List the five basic assumptions of groups
  • List five of the planes within which groups function
  • List at least three roles that group members may find themselves in
  • Name at least three specific techniques that can be utilized from a group dynamics framework
  • Name the four key elements of a group's structure
About the Presenter:
Katherine M. Zwick, MA, LPCC, CGP is a Board Certified Group Psychotherapist who specializes in eating disorders, process addictions, substance abuse, and trauma. She spent her first 7 years of clinical work working at the residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care and worked at the manager, director, and executive levels of management and leadership for over 4 of those years. She most recently was the Executive Clinical Director of The Lotus Collaborative. She decided to transition to private practice full-time mid-2017 in order to spend more time doing clinical work and bringing more outpatient group psychotherapy to the Santa Cruz area. She currently runs four active outpatient psychotherapy groups and is looking to start at least two more! A bonfide "groupie," Katherine is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems (AKRI), and GREX West Coast Affiliate of AKRI. She has given numerous trainings on group psychotherapy to fellow clinicians over the years, and additionally has presented at AGPA, AKRI and GREX conferences multiple times. In November of this year, Katherine will be traveling to Italy to present at Belgirate VI, a group relations practitioner summit, on an original theory and research regarding the impact of dual/special relationships on group dynamics.

Contact info: 
Office location: 526 Soquel Ave, Suite D, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Website: www.katherinezwick.com
Email: katherine@katherinezwick.com 

Continuing Education: Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be available to attendees at the end of the presentation.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider #62284)

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

Special Accommodations: The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at president@santacruztherapist.org or 831.429.7786. Requests must be made one week in advance.

Grievances may be filed with the SC-CAMFT at president@santacruztherapist.org or 831.429.7786.

For any questions please contact the president@santacruztherapist.org or 831.429.7786.

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