Interpersonal Process Group is a model of group work made popular through the work of Irvin Yalom. The interpersonal interactions that emerge between and among members in the group setting provides the ‘here and now’ material used to support each member in their growth towards self awareness.
The concerns individuals raise in therapy often arise from experiences within the family of origin or other early relationships. These concerns in adulthood may be observed in problematic interactions with partners, children, workmates or friends. In the group setting members are supported to be curious about the process of how they go about developing relationships with each other. What emerges in group over time is often awareness of automatic pilot response patterns or blind spots that reduce opportunities to experience 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.
Within a safe and accepting environment members, in interactions with other members, often explore these themes over time.
- How do I do establish and maintain relationships?
- What roles do I habitually occupy and do these roles meet my needs?
- How do I manage rupture and repair?
- How do I nurture relational intimacy?
- How do I meet my emotional needs in relationships?
To check seat availability and apply for membership please contact:
Shawn Stevenson – Ph. 0418 674 122
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org