Conducting Trauma Groups

Custom made: 1-5 days

This workshop introduces the most common group psychotherapeutic tools and interventions methods that will be both needed when meeting traumatized people in a group setting, and when reflecting various feelings that may be aroused during the aid process.

Aims: Participants become familiar with the basics of group interventions, group conducting rules, group processes, phases of group development, and the various conscious and unconscious elements of the various target groups that commonly seek counseling. This workshop can be tailored to meet the needs of the group i.e. the focus can be limited to children’s/ youth groups, adults groups, or focus on a particular issue such as divorce/loss or natural disaster etc., depending the needs of the group. (This workshop is recommended after workshops 1,2,6, and 7)

Content:

1. Group Interventions with Trauma survivor
Group conducting rules
Group processes, dynamics, and phases of group development
Conscious and unconscious elements of group: Transference, projection, collective unconscious levels
Analysis of group dynamics and processes
Small group circles
Reflective experiential workshops

2. Group Interventions for treatment of trauma in adults
Divorce, Loss, Bereavement
Abuse (emotional, psychological, physical, sexual, spiritual, etc.)
Family violence, addictions
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Unemployment, financial loss, natural disasters
Immigration, refugee-issues, war-trauma, natural disasters
After abortion care, sudden baby death syndrome, etc.

3. Group Interventions for treatment of trauma in children
Divorce, loss, bereavement
War-trauma, refugee-issues, immigration
Abuse, family violence, etc.

4. Group Interventions for treatment of trauma in adolescents.
Divorce, loss, bereavement
War-trauma, refugee-issues, immigration
Abuse, family violence, addictions
Depression, eating disorders, etc.

5. Group interventions in coping with the aftermath of traumatic events.

6. Group interventions for bereavement following traumatic events.

7. Unique aspects of group work with trauma.

8. Identification and management of masked trauma reactions in groups.

Experiential workshop
Small group circles