Feeling at Home Facilitating Groups with Sarah Jolley
About the Lecture
Providing psycho-education and support in group settings is an important and often powerful tool for personal and professional learning, yet not all clinicians feel competent to facilitate group process. Working with focused small groups is an excellent way to get comfortable with the practice. In this workshop, participants will be able to enhance their abilities in their role as a facilitator in small, psycho-educational groups. Theories, approaches, and understandings of group structure and process will be introduced via readings, discussions, media, and simulated group formation. The multiplicity of culture and diversity will be considered as well as the competency standards for legal and ethical group leadership. Together we will explore, practice, and reflect upon leader development and skill-building exercises within the learning community of the classroom.
About the Presenter
Sarah Jolley, MA, MFT, has 35 years of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families within a variety of settings. She integrates her work as a geriatric case manager, hospice nurse, educator, somatic psychotherapist, and supervisor into her classes at CIIS. Her experience in group work includes psycho-educational groups in hospitals and for hospice bereavement, as well as group supervision for CIIS and at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy. She is also venturing into couples group work with the attachments lens of Sue Johnson's emotionally focused couple therapy.