Delights and Shadows: Working with a Co-Therapist in Group
presented by the National Group Psychotherapy Institute (NGPI) of the Washington School of Psychiatry
Barry J. Wepman, Ph.D. and Molly W. Donovan, Ph.D.
CE: 13.5 credit hours
Co-therapy can be an effective way of leading therapy groups, yet it is fraught with complexities. While the differing perceptions and styles of each therapist can enrich the group experience, these differences also present challenges to the co-therapy relationship and its functioning in the group. We will examine the ramifications of this intense relationship, both pros and cons, from its inception through its working life.
- Recognize and identify envy in the co-therapy relationship
- Identify factors that increase the compatibility in co-therapists
- Demonstrate how generosity between co-therapists benefits the group
- List ways to use the differences between co-therapists to complement their strengths in group leadership
- List the advantages and drawbacks of co-therapy
- Identify potential problems in the co-therapy relationship
- Describe the importance of the post-group debriefing to the co-therapists
- Discuss the importance of emotional openness between the co-therapists
- Enumerate the advantages and disadvantages of co-therapy for group patients
- Discuss the role of gender and diversity in co-therapy relationships
- Describe how the co-therapy model facilitates the leaders’ self care
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