Ongoing Groups

“The Best Leader Follows” — Lao Tzu
Group therapy accesses participants’ yearning for connection through interactive discussion as experienced in a safe milieu. Through the deepening experience of the group process, participants will develop self-understanding and mindful awareness as they discuss a range of topics, including self esteem, peer pressure, identity, short- and long-term goals, motivation and direction, and relationships with family and friends. In the dynamic context of group interactions, participants are motivated to identify and articulate their own personal search for meaning in their lives: where they find it and how they actualize it. Group explores the “somatic narrative” in our younger clients illuminated through an exploration of movement patterns, gestures, stance, postures, prosody, and other non-verbal cues. Participants also will have the opportunity to explore ongoing issues concerning school, work, and parent–child interactions and address topics of accountability, honesty, and responsibility. In addition, developing tools for communication with friends and family members and exploring strategies for the coming years will help participants begin the process of shaping their lives themselves. Adult and parenting groups focus on multi-layered dynamics including how different levels of meaning-making create interpersonal challenges, and how an understanding of interpersonal neurobiology can foster self-regulation, insight, communication, and conflict resolution. Groups meet in West Los Angeles.

The 2016-2017 schedule is:

• Monday late afternoon Integrative Adult group
• Monday early evening-High School group
• Midday-Monday professional supervision group
• Tuesday afternoon middle-school group
• Wednesday afternoon 2nd/3rd grade group
• Wednesday afternoon 4th/5th grade group
• Wednesday afternoon Middle School group
• Wednesday evening Transition-to-College group
• Thursday afternoon-5th-7th grade students
• Thursday early evening-High School group