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Dependency and Counter-Dependency in Group: AGPS Institute with Jev Sikes, PhD

November 11 - November 12

Dates & Times:
Saturday 11/11: 9am-5pm
Sunday   11/12: 9am-12:15pm

Tickets on Sale:
Tuesday Sept. 26th @ 8:01am

Event Description:
Our culture glorifies independence, self-reliance, and autonomy as the hallmarks of maturity. Our more primitive dependency wishes are often strongly avoided in what we call a counter-dependent stance. In this institute we will look at our difficulty in having mutually interdependent relationships while exploring a full range of feelings and our defenses against them.

About the Presenter(s):
Jev Sikes, PhD, psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, is an object relations group psychotherapist heavily influenced by Scott Rutan, Louis Ormont, and Yvonne Agazarian. He has been leading groups for over 45 years. In the early 70’s he led 2 to 3 weekend (“marathon”) groups a month around the country, and in the summer, two-week advanced personal growth labs for NTL in Bethel Maine. In the 1990’s he led 11 group psychotherapy group sessions per week, including two couples’ groups. Jev has taught group psychotherapy at the university level and has also led training workshops in Austin and around the country.
$150 per person

Office of Jev Sikes, PhD
508 Deep Eddy Austin TX 78703

Space will be limited to 14 participants, so mark your calendars for the ticket sale date if you’d like to attend.
(Please note: In the case of a dual relationship concern, the therapist or supervisor will automatically get the slot.)

Levels of Experience:
Open to AGPS Members of all levels of group therapy leadership experience

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the meaning of counter-dependency
2. Identify strategies to defend against dependency
3. Identify leadership skills that work to encourage clients to take risks in relationships



November 11
November 12
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