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Group therapy and addiction

Tuesday 3rd June 2014

How do we engage clients in groups? How we do develop group skills? How to clients make progress in groups? Includes theory & demonstrations

This one day workshop is an opportunity for those working in substance misuse or behavioural addiction services to explore the powerful role that group therapy can play in addressing the needs of clients. Combining theory and practical demonstrations, the event offers an engaging way of learning about group approaches with such individuals, including the needs of family members.

Who is the workshop intended for? All psychologists, including trainees, especially those working in the field. also, drug/recovery workers, nurses, medics in the field who are interested in developing or enhancing their group skills This will be highly relevant to those psychologists working in substance misuse and other addictions. also those working in mentalisation-based personality disorder services. Substance misuse is so widespread and its difficulties infiltrate most specialities,

Learning outcomes and objectives:

  1. to learn about group approaches to addiction
  2. to appreciate the role of the group therapist
  3. to learn more about gambling addiction
  4. to learn more about how attachment and mentalisation applies in groups
  5. to learn more about group approaches with family and friends affected by another's substance misuse

Speakers & Topics

Working with problem gamblers in groups
Neil Smith Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Fatal attachments: Attachment-oriented group psychotherapy
Martin Weegmann, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Group Analyst
Mentalisation-based group therapy
Malcolm Peterson, Group Analyst & Psychotherapist
Caring for those who care: Working with family members in groups
Clara Zethraeus, Social Worker
Concluded by a Large Group, convened by Margot Schiemann & Martin Weegmann

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.


Tuesday 3rd June 2014

09:30Registration & Refreshments
10:00Workshop Starts
12:30Lunch (Provided)


BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

The British Psychological Society, 30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE

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