Interpersonal group

Time – 5.30pm -7.00pm on every alternate Monday evening.

Location: Birchtree Centre, 58 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge.

Cost – $50 per session.

Membership – Each member of the group leases a seat for the duration of their attendance. Any unattended sessions will require a payment. The group will have a maximum of ten members. As members leave new members will be introduced into the group.

Facilitator – Shawn Stevenson

Details –

Psychotherapy Interpersonal Process Groups are based on the work of Irvin Yalom. In the context of the interpersonal interactions in the group each member’s journey towards self-awareness and growth is nurtured.

Many concerns individuals raise in therapy arise from experiences within their family of origin and other early relationships. These concerns in adulthood may result in problematic interactions with partners, children, workmates and friends. Members are encouraged to be curious about how they relate to other members, explore how what emerges may reflect patterns in their interpersonal relationship style and experiment with relating differently so relational needs may be met in more satisfying ways.

Within a safe, accepting environment, the group explores

  • How do I do relationships and what roles do I often perform?
  • How do I nurture relational intimacy?
  • How do I meet my emotional needs in relationships?

For further information and to confirm a seat please contact:

Shawn Stevenson – 0418 674 122 or jasper@pnc.com.au

Shawn Stevenson

Shawn Stevenson

Shawn works with individuals at the Heath Group Practice in Edgecliff and has been facilitating a variety of men’s group programs for many years.

In his Masters course he studied the Yalom approach to process group therapy for two years. In the last three years he has been a member of a group therapy group that meets fortnightly.

In many different groups he has had the opportunity to witness the transformative power of process group work on people’s lives. Process groups have a unique capacity to facilitate change by providing a safe environment for members to experiment in how they engage and form relationships with others.

As Yalom famously said, group therapy “is like a dress rehearsal for life”. It can provide us with new ways of understanding ourselves and develop interpersonal skills.