Saturday – Group Faculty

Saturday November 2

-All Day Group Institute
-Develop your skills as a therapist
-Explore the hidden side of everything
-Increase your self-understanding and acceptance
-Experience the Joys & Challenges being a member of a process group

Additional Description & Learning Objectives 

Group Symposium Institute Faculty

 

michelle decolaMichelle DeCola

LPC

I’ve been honored to lead groups and be a participant in groups, and feel passionate about the benefits of group therapy. Having the safety of a group to learn more about yourself through other’s eyes, is an unparalleled experience for anyone who is open to growing. As we learn how to experience and express our vulnerabilities in group, we have a greater capacity to deepen our relationship with ourselves and others.

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As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc siteMatthew Holloran

JD,LPC, CAC II

Clients join groups for a variety of reasons. As a therapist and consultant I facilitate groups with a warm open heart, deep listening, and skillful interpretations. In group work we co-create transformative and lasting change.

During this process group you are supported and encouraged to speak your truth and ignite your soul’s wisdom. You practice opening to the present moment by putting your thoughts and feelings into words as they arise. Come witness and be of witness. Learn more about who you are, how you relate to others, and explore the power and vitality of group work.

Matthew’s currently serves as a Small Group Process leader in Naropa’s MACP program.

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Mike Harris

MA, LPC, LAC, CGP

Mike Harris is a graduate of Naropa’s Contemplative Psychotherapy Program. He holds Professional and Addiction Counselor Licenses in Colorado as well as the Certified Group Psychotherapist credential. He has been conducting groups in various settings since 2002. Mike is President and Clinical Director of Crest Counseling Services and conducts four psychotherapy groups within his agency in Salida, CO. Learn more about Mike at www.mikeharrislpc.com or contact him by email at [email protected] He is seeking to hire a licensed therapist.

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Board member
Brian Rothberg, MD

I am currently the Associate Practice Director of the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Clinic and I am involved in training psychiatric residents in their outpatient practice. My clinical and teaching passion is psychotherapy, specifically group psychotherapy, and I coordinate and teach the group didactic sessions, supervise trainees in their groups, and run my own groups. One of the goals of my job is to train psychiatrists to be group therapists in their future practices and I hope through my work in COGPS to create a vibrant local affiliate for both myself and the growing group community in Colorado and surrounding states.


 

doris-vargasDoris Vargas

M.A, Psychotherapist

Clients join groups for a variety of reasons. As a therapist and consultant I facilitate groups with a warm open heart, deep listening, and skillful interpretations. In group work we co-create transformative and lasting change.

During this process group you are supported and encouraged to speak your truth and ignite your soul’s wisdom. You practice opening to the present moment by putting your thoughts and feelings into words as they arise. Come witness and be of witness. Learn more about who you are, how you relate to others, and explore the power and vitality of group work.

 

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Elizabeth OlsonDr. Elizabeth A Olson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , PsyD , LCSW

Past COGPS President

This group offers clients the opportunity to develop more effective communication strategies and a deeper understanding of oneself in relationship to others. Through group relationships, members explore their unconscious, habitual patterns that interfere with their ability to connect well with others and practice new, more constructive ways of relating. Professionals experience significant and meaningful changes in their lives outside of group through the shifts that occur in the group.
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Lauren Casalino

MA, LPC

I have over 20 years of experience practicing psychotherapy and training psychotherapists. I am an Associate Professor and former Chair in the Master’s Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University.

Members of this group will have the opportunity to discover more about themselves within the context of relationships. Choice and happiness within all relationships will be fostered through members becoming more aware of their strengths and challenges in the interpersonal sphere and by using the group as a way to experience more possibilities in relationship than have previously been known. Facilitation will support each individual and the group-as-a-whole and will have a process focused orientation.

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Teri Dillion

MA, LPC, CAC I

Teri Dillion, MA, LPC, has worked with groups since 2007 in outpatient, wilderness, residential and institutional settings designed to address addiction and/or co-occuring disorders.Her group facilitation experience includes leading CBT,DBT, Seeking Safety, rites-of-passage, psychoeducational, meditation, and relational process groups. Currently Teri leads an ongoing weekly therapy group in her private practice (www.WakingHeartTherapy.com) and plans to start a second group this winter. These private groups are currently open to new clients.

Teri is also a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and a board member for the Colorado Group Psychotherapy Society.

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