Twelve therapists, educators and personal coaches from NY, NJ, Massachusetts and Taiwan, joined the Institute’s Director of Clinical Training Christine LaCerva at the Social Therapy Group in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, for a day-long workout for practitioners focused on “developing the therapeutic relationship.”
LaCerva, author of The Community Therapist, helped participants challenge some assumptions about emotional growth and development and supported them to try-out new performances of themselves as initiators/shapers/creators of collaborative therapeutic dialogue. Says LaCerva:
Listening, philosophizing and relationality are the building blocks for creating therapeutic conversations that are curative. That’s what I want practitioners to take away from this work.
Participants took turns leading a social therapy group, with active direction and supervision from LaCerva. The next Professional Development Saturday is slated for October 19.