Immerse: A GROUP Institute Experience




Through a two-day (weekend) intensive, we are offering mental health clinicians a unique frame within which to explore the complexity and impact of group therapy.  Participants will have the chance to learn more about groups by being active members in this short-term immersive group experience. You can learn something about yourself as well as observe the work of a Certified Group Therapist. Each day of this group institute consists of 3 x 1.5 hour group therapy sessions ending each day with debriefing and Q & A.

If you are interested in an opportunity to expand your experience of group, and learn through experience, this institute will appeal to you.

Cost: $250


ABOUT THE Presenter

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Monica Farassat, Psy.D., LMFT, CGP is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Group Therapist.  She has recently retired from her position as the director of Admissions at the Saturday Center, a psychodynamically oriented training program, where she was in charge of the interview process and the admittance of new interns for over 15 years. She has also lead the process groups for the interns intermittently, and presently is on the Board of directors, and supervises interns in the parallel process model.

In addition Monica runs a private practice (since 1988) where she treats individuals, couples, and groups with a wide range of concerns. Presently her private practice is located in Santa Monica, California.

Her training and clinical experience include the Saturday Center for Psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy programs at Psychoanalytic Center of California and Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, AIDS Project LA, Thailians Early Childhood Center, study of group relations at AKRI, study of groups at Washington School of Psychiatry, GPALA, and AGPA. She has lead many parent training groups through the course of PET (Parent Effectiveness Training), has extensive experience in leading interpersonal and process groups, has conducted several weekend Institutes sponsored by GPALA, is on the faculty of the annual Principle’s course at GPALA, and has participated in leading small groups for the GPALA annual conferences for several years. She has special passion in leading groups, and continues her training in the field of individual, couples and group psychotherapy.

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