Two-Day Institute Sections
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 7-8
The Institute is primarily designed for clinical professionals who meet the requirements of at least a Master’s degree in a mental health profession and who have clinical psychotherapy experience. Many sections of the Institute welcome psychiatric residents, graduate students in mental health degree programs as well as mental health workers who work in a range of human service settings. Please register for a section consistent with your experience.
The Institute is scheduled over two full days: Tuesday, March 7, 9:30 A.M. – 5:45 P.M. and Wednesday, March 8, 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Registration will only be accepted for the full two-days and registrants will be expected to attend both days, including the Institute Opening Plenary Session. Continuing Education credit will not be awarded for partial attendance. Devoted to small group experiential teaching, these two-day groups are led by carefully selected experienced instructors. The secure environment of these small groups allows for rich cognitive and emotional learning about group processes and oneself as well as an opportunity for personal and professional renewal.
There are two types of Institutes: Process Group Experiences (PGE) and Specific Interest Sections. The PGE participants acquire general therapy skills relevant to leading groups by participating in a process-oriented group. Specific Interest Sections offer participants a chance to explore a particular theme in greater depth or to learn a new theoretical approach. For Specific Interest Sections, previous participation in a PGE is recommended but not required. Members agree to attend the entire group, to participate actively, and to respect the privacy of the other members. After attending an Institute, participants will be able to identify various aspects of group process and dynamics. These groups provide an important opportunity for experiential learning and growth.
To kick off the Two-Day Institute, Dr. J. Scott Rutan will lead the Institute Opening Plenary Session entitled "Secrets: To Share or Not to Share" Tuesday morning, March 6, 8:30 - 9:15 A.M.
Click the links below for a complete listing of the Institutes being offered.
Continuing Education for Two-Day Institute Sections: 13.0 credits/1.3 units
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OBSERVATION AND EVALUATION: Institute sections will be observed by Institute Committee members. Registrants will be asked to complete brief evaluation questionnaires designed to aid us in continuing to provide high quality meetings, upon conclusion of their attendance at events.