Explore and understand your relationships with deeper self-awareness.
The Interpersonal Group, based on the work of Irvin Yalom, uses interpersonal interactions within a group setting, to foster self-awareness and personal growth.
Many of the concerns that arise in therapy stem from early family experiences or relationships, often manifesting in adulthood as problematic interactions with loved ones, colleagues, or friends.
In the group setting, you will be encouraged to explore how you develop relationships with group members, leading to an increased awareness of automatic response patterns or blind spots that hinder satisfying relationships.
With insight and understanding into relational patterns members are supported to explore and experiment in their group relationships and develop new ways of relating that better meet their relational needs. Yalom has described groupwork as a ‘dress rehearsal’ for relationships in life.
Top floor, Group room, Birchtree Centre, 58 Parramatta Road, Forest Lodge.
In Person – Clinicians only
5.30pm-7pm every alternate Monday evening, starting 5th February 2024
In Person – Clients/Public only
5.30pm-7pm every alternate Monday evening, starting 29th January 2024
Online – Clients only
5.30pm-7.00pm every alternate Monday evening, starting 29th January 2024
Warren Werksman (in-person)
Shawn Stevenson (online only)
$75 per session
This group therapy is a match for you if you:
Birchtree Interpersonal Groups provide a safe, welcoming space where you can explore your relational patterns through your interactions with the support of fellow group members. The Yalom group helps you answer critical questions about how you establish relationships, the roles you tend to occupy, and how you handle emotional ups and downs.
Our experienced therapists guide you to be curious about your process of developing relationships within the group. This setting offers you a ‘dress rehearsal’ to experiment with new ways of relating that genuinely meet your needs. You gain insights and tools to create more satisfying relationships in your everyday life.
Shawn combines working as a psychotherapist in private practice with facilitating interpersonal process groups and teaching at the University of Western Sydney.
In his Masters degree he studied the Yalom model of process group therapy. Post-graduation he was a member in a Yalom style process group for mental health clinicians for seven years. Shawn has also been active facilitating and participating in men’s groups in a variety of community-based settings for many years.
Shawn has witnessed the transformative power of process group work on many people’s lives, including his own. A process group has a unique capacity to facilitate change. It aims to offer a safe place for members to develop awareness about, and experiment with, how they engage in the unfolding process of group relationships from meeting to meeting.
Irvin Yalom describes group therapy as “a dress rehearsal for life”. It provides members with often new ways of understanding themself and developing useful interpersonal skills that support movement towards meaningful and satisfying relationships.
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