Desire and Inhibition: Taking the Leap from Isolation to Connection at the 2018 Annual American Group Psychotherapy Association Conference in Houston, Texas
Mar
1
2:30 PM14:30

Desire and Inhibition: Taking the Leap from Isolation to Connection at the 2018 Annual American Group Psychotherapy Association Conference in Houston, Texas

Desire and Inhibition: Taking the Leap from Isolation to Connection

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

LEADERS:

Yoon Kane, LCSW, IFSCP, CGP, Private Practice, New York, New York
Tom Thorsheim, PhD, CGP, Private Practice, Greenville, South Carolina

This is a half-day didactic and experiential training group opportunity for therapists to grow as practitioners and leaders by learning to work with themes of desire and inhibition in therapy. In this group, we’ll look at resistance to connection, internal and external barriers to living fully in relationship to oneself/others. Members will gain here-and-now experience working with resistances to intimacy, and gain more experience transforming fear into excitement and owning their power and competence.

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Learning Objectives:

The attendee will be able to:
1. Facilitate a culture of open and progressive communication between group
members.
2. Apply techniques to work with negative feelings and avoidance of intimacy in group and/or individual treatment.
3. Effectively identify and address themes of power, sex and gender dynamics, and shame in your work with clients.
4. Promote healthy group discourse, with increased vitality and aliveness in your work with clients.
5. Differentiate between inhibiting and disinhibiting beliefs and mindsets that get in the way of growth and connection.

Course References:

1. Ormont, L. (1998). The leader's role in resolving resistances to intimacy in a group setting. International Journal of Group Pscyhotherapy, 38:1, 28-45.
2. Dweck, C. (2000). Self-Theories: Their role in motivation, personality, and development. Psychology Press.
3. Zeisel, E. (2009). Affect education and the development of the interpersonal ego in modern group psychoanalysis. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 59:3, 421-32.
4. Weinberg, G. (1984). The heart of psychotherapy: The therapist-patient relationship. New York: St Martin's Press, Chap 22 pp 129-169.
5. Brown, B. (2012). Daring greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live. Avery.
6. Dweck, C. (2007). Mindset: The new psychology of success. Ballantine Books.


Yoon Kane is a Yale-trained psychotherapist and the founder & executive director at Mindful Psychotherapy Services, a private outpatient therapy center with offices based in Manhattan. Yoon is passionate about group therapy and has extensive training in modern analytic group psychotherapy through the Center for Group Studies, is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) and internal family therapy certified practitioner. She leads a thriving group therapy practice and provides consultations and training to therapists at national conferences.

Yoon is also the founder and CEO of Zentu, an e-therapy HIPAA compliant platform that connects mental health counselors and coaches to clients worldwide. Before becoming a founder and CEO, Yoon was the co-founder of Park Avenue Weight & Wellness Center, CEO of everbliss, Inc., clinical social work fellow at the Yale University Child Study Center, Yale Research fellow for Child Development & Social Policy. Yoon’s expertise as a trauma therapist as well as her specialization in children's mental health and social policy provided opportunities for her to testify as a trauma expert in state and federal court on behalf of victims of child sex trafficking and abuse.

In addition to her business pursuits, Yoon loves to run, road bike and travel. She continues to practice full-time at her Manhattan practice and enjoys being a frequent presenter at professional conferences on the topic of group psychotherapy and women leadership.


Dr. Thorsheim (Tom) has been in private practice as a psychologist since 2002, providing individual and group psychotherapy, psychological and neuropsychological assessment, and coaching services. Tom’s work is inspired by his patients' courage, motivation, and resourcefulness as they work through challenges and pursue their goals for personal growth.
 
Tom has a keen interest in group psychotherapy, having experienced its life changing impact both personally and professionally. He has extensive training in modern analytic group psychotherapy through the Center for Group Studies, and is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP).
 
Tom completed his undergraduate degree at Carleton College, with a psychology major and a specialization in French. He then completed his doctorate (PhD) in counseling psychology and masters degree in program evaluation (MA) at the University of Texas at Austin. In the course of his studies, he also served as a teaching assistant, research assistant in the Red McCombs School of Business at U.T. He completed his residency in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, followed by a post-doctorate fellowship at Southwest Mental Health Center (now Clarity Child Guidance Center)  Other past professional experience includes directing psychological consultation services at Southwest Mental Health Center, providing neuropsychological consultations at Self Regional Healthcare, in Greenwood, South Carolina. Tom conducts clinical seminars, lectures, and presentations to allied health professionals, parents, community organizations, and schools. He has specialized training in executive and life coaching through the International Coach Federation (ICF) - accredited Mentor Coach program and is a certified Physician Development Coach.
 
 Outside of his professional life, he is a lifelong cyclist and is training for his next century ride in May 2018. He also enjoys hiking, travel, good food, and spending time with his seven-year-old son.  He is a music lover and enthusiastic chess player.
 

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