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Working with Resistance in Group: A Student and New Professional Institute with Jay Erwin-Grotsky, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA

September 9 - September 10

Dates & Times:
Saturday September 9th 9am-5pm &
Sunday September 10th 9am-12:15pm
Tickets on sale August 1st

Space will be limited to 10 participants, so please mark your calendars for the ticket sale date if you’d like to attend.


Office of Jay Erwin-Grotsky
2525 Wallingwood Drive, Suite 900
Austin, Texas 78746

Often in group, members and leaders end up banging their heads against walls of resistance when they want something to change.
We can get stuck trying to undo or break down resistances to having certain feelings and experiences without realizing how this can create even more entrenched resistance. By recognizing and studying the resistances that arise, rather than undoing them, we can learn to understand the person, their history, and how the resistances developed as survival skills in early life. This understanding opens up new ways of working with individual and group resistances that can lead to greater freedom from early defenses.

Learning objectives:
1. Identify and define Ego Resistance, Superego Resistance, and Id Resistance.
2. Differentiate group resistances from individual resistances.
3. Identify at least two strategies for working with resistance in group.

Jay Erwin-Grotsky, LCSW began his therapeutic journey in group. Since taking a course on forming support groups back in 1981 he has been participating, leading, and co-leading groups of various kinds. Jay loves working with people to know, feel, and express all their emotions in ways that enhance their lives and relationships. He currently leads two process groups solo in his private practice and co-leads another. Jay is a past-president of AGPS. He has presented locally and at AGPA on co-leadership and on humor in groups. For the past two years, he has been a Process Group Experience leader at the AGPA Two-Day Institute portion of the Annual Meeting. He participates in the weekend training program at the Center for Group Studies in New York. Jay is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a Certified Group Psychotherapist.


September 9
September 10
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