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Spring Institute with Charlotte Howard, Ph.D.

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Receiving In Group
Saturday April 7, 2018

Our foundational security can come from a healthy relationship with oneself, yet we often need others to build this positive internal relationship. Unfortunately, our defenses and expectations from childhood can prevent us from fully utilizing each other or allowing our self-perception to evolve based on healthy relationships in the present. Learning to receive from others is not only an important developmental task but also key to getting the most out of group. We will focus on discomfort around receiving and the related topics that receiving brings up, such as intimacy and vulnerability.

Registration opens Tuesday Feb. 20th, 2018 at 8:01am!

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Institute Leader:

Charlotte Howard, Ph.D.  is a certified group psychotherapist and co-owns Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, a center for therapy and training with a strong emphasis on group psychotherapy. She has led 5 groups a week for the past 11 years from an object-relations perspective, but has recently cut back to just one group which focuses on high-functioning professionals, mostly therapists. She recently created YourselfTruly.com to help women develop more positive relationships with themselves and is the author of Awaken to Love, which guides couples from a heart-centered perspective.

April 7, 2017

Levels of Experience
Open to all members of AGPS.

Office of Dr. Howard
*Details provided on Registration

7 CEUs
Social Workers, LPCs, LMFTs and Psychologists

Registration opens Tuesday Feb. 20th, 2018 at 8:01am!


Learning objectives


  8:30 -  9:00am     Arrival and Introductions
 9:00 - 12:00pm    Group Experience
12:00 -  1:00pm    Lunch
 1:00 -  5:00pm     Group Experience

1. Understand the prevalence of difficulty receiving and how that manifests in group
2. Understand how to use group work to expand ability to receive
3. Experience how receiving, and defenses against it, affect emotional intimacy and closeness with others
4. Understand the role of receiving in emotional healing and self-worth

What are Group Institutes?

Institutes are a highly experiential form of small group teaching led by experienced instructors intended to develop general therapy skills relevant to leading groups. Institutes are process-oriented groups primarily designed for clinical professionals who have clinical psychotherapy experience. They often offer a chance to explore a particular theme in greater depth or to experience a different theoretical approach. Members agree to attend the entire group, to participate actively, and to respect the privacy of the other members. The secure environment of these small groups allows for rich cognitive and deeper emotional learning about group process and oneself - not to mention a chance for personal and professional renewal.


Why Attend?

Continuing Education

Credit for: Psychologists, Social Workers, LPCs, LMFTs, & Certified Group Psychotherapists.

Clinically Relevant

Learn valuable, proven strategies and clinical techniques that can be used immediately.

Integrative Learning

Strengthen your professional expertise with rich cognitive and emotional learning about group processes and oneself. This includes group experience, didactic training, observation, and debriefing discussions.

Group Experience

A secure small group learning environment in which to obtain, expand and retain psycho-therapy skills in conducting group therapy.


April 7
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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