Group Therapy is a highly powerful therapeutic tool in the clinical arsenal. It can be used with almost all ages and with a host of diagnoses and clinical issues. Sadly many clinicians are far better trained, experienced and confident with Individual or Family Therapy than they are with Group Therapy. The purpose of this session is to describe and demonstrate various forms of Group Therapy, it’s use with various age groups and populations, as well as teaching many practical approaches, techniques and other considerations in successfully running Group Therapy in various settings. This workshop is meant for either novice or experienced clinicians.
Understand various types of group therapy
Understand basic dynamics of group therapy
Learn a variety of practical techniques and interventions that can be employed with many populations and settings
Bob Rockey, LCSW, ACSW
Bob Rockey, LCSW, ACSW, has performed group therapy at Rogers Memorial Hospital and elsewhere since the early 1980’s and on a daily basis for more than 15 years. On an inpatient level of care Bob has worked with adolescents, adults and older adults suffering from AODA, Eating Disorders, depression, anxiety and other major mental illnesses dealing with a wide range of personal and family issues. He is a graduate of Macalester College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has been a guest lecturer at UWM, Alverno and Concordia Colleges in Milwaukee. Bob additionally maintains a private practice with Northshore Clinic with locations in West Allis and West Bend, WI.