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The Group Dynamics Dispatch
44 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 23: Qiana Torres Flores
In this episode, Angelo talks with Qiana Torres Flores about the intersection of cultural intentionality and spirituality in groups. The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity at FCGPS, Qiana shares what it means to have a welcoming space for people of all backgrounds and how leaders can help their groups talk about difference. She also explores the “crunchy conversations” and hard questions that need to be asked within the organization to address what real inclusivity means. Finally, they talk about Qiana’s upcoming workshop with co-presenter Eve Wesson, “Reflections On Humanism, Spirituality, and Identity”. LINKS: Registration info for "Reflections on Humanism, Spirituality, & Identity": https://tinyurl.com/v58cccv5 Podcast Info organization: FCGPS.org host: angelociliberti.com If you enjoyed the podcast, please consider: - following us on Soundcloud - subscribing on Itunes and leaving us a review - liking, commenting, and sharing!
50 minutes | May 16, 2021
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 22: Dr. Elliot Zeisel
In this episode, Angelo speaks with Dr. Elliot Zeisel about his process of becoming a group therapist as well as his recent work with the dramatic series "Group" . Their dynamic conversation explores some of the obstacles Dr. Zeisel encountered in his career and the mentors who helped him navigate them. They also talk about some of the synchronicities that lead to his collaboration with French director Alexis Lloyd and how it was to improv with the "Group" cast . Check out their conversation today! LINKS: "Group" on YouTube - https://youtu.be/bzKmJoe_e2c organization: FCGPS.org host: angelociliberti.com If you enjoyed the podcast, please consider: - following us on Soundcloud - subscribing on Itunes and leaving us a review - liking, commenting, and sharing!
40 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 21: Teri Dillion
In the newest episode of the Group Dynamics Dispatch, Angelo speaks with therapist and author Teri Dillion about her experience living and learning from ALS. Their moving conversation explores the nature of grief and the powerful life lessons that it reveals when met with companionship, witnessing, and a healthy dose of humor. Teri also shares the profound & sustaining meaning that emerged from writing her memoir, “No Pressure, No Diamonds: Mining For Gifts In Illness & Loss”. Listen in to this powerful conversation today! SHOW NOTES: Teri's website: https://www.teridillion.com/ If you enjoyed the podcast, please consider: - following us on Soundcloud - subscribing on Itunes and leaving us a review - liking, commenting, and sharing! LINKS: organization: FCGPS.org host: angelociliberti.com
59 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 20: Dr. Ronnie Levine
In the newest episode, Angelo speaks with Dr. Ronnie Levine about the key questions and insights that have animated her career over 35 years. Their lively conversation explores Dr. Levine’s early influences, her fascination with primitive emotional communication, and ‘the endless possibilities’ that come with having all of our feelings. They also talk about her perspective as a group analyst on the 2016 election and some of her new ideas as she surveys the current political climate. Check out their conversation today! LINKS: organization: FCGPS.org host: angelociliberti.com If you enjoyed the podcast, please consider: - following us on Soundcloud - subscribing on Itunes and leaving us a review - liking, commenting, and sharing!
58 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 19: Dr. Maria Riva
In the newest episode of The Group Dynamics Dispatch, Angelo speaks with Dr. Maria Riva, the upcoming keynote presenter at the FCGPS conference ‘The Stories Within: Working With Unspoken Material In Group Psychotherapy”. Dr. Riva shares her passion for teaching the next generation of group leaders in her role as Training Director for University Of Denver’s Counseling Psychology Program. This rich conversation blends her research findings on group effectiveness for community & agency settings with enlivening stories from her own experiences teaching and leading groups. We invite you to listen and enjoy today! LINKS: organization: FCGPS.org host: angelociliberti.com
54 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 18: Dr. Aaron Black
In the newest episode of The Group Dynamics Dispatch, Angelo speaks with Dr. Aaron Black about how attachment theory enables group leaders to make interventions that are developmentally attuned and informed. This wide-ranging interview explores some of the most engaging topics discussed in the field today; from the nature of insecure self-states and the attachment background of the therapist to the role of dreams in unfolding the group process. LINKS: organization: FCGPS.org host: angelociliberti.com
62 minutes | Jul 14, 2019
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 17: Dr. Larry Mortazavi
In the newest Group Dynamics Dispatch podcast, Angelo speaks with Dr. Larry Mortazavi about his perspective and approach running psychoanalytic process groups. Covering a wide range of topics, from the use of interpretation in groups to playful exercises for developing cohesion, this interview is as engaging as it is informative. Give it a listen today! LINKS: organization: FCGPS.org host: angelociliberti.com
57 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 16: Dr. Marcée Turner
In the newest episode of the Group Dynamic’s Dispatch Angelo talks with Dr. Marcée Turner, the upcoming keynote speaker for the FCGPS Conference. If you are interested in learning ways of appreciating and addressing issues of difference in your groups, this conversation is a must! The interview focuses on progressive ways we can facilitate dialogue as group leaders, subverting myths that perpetuate disconnection, and the role of self-compassion & ongoing learning in our development as culturally competent clinicians. We hope you enjoy this important conversation!
48 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 15: Dr. Brian Rothberg
In the newest episode of the Group Dynamics Dispatch, Angelo talks with Dr. Brian Rothberg, he is the Director of the UCHealth Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and a member of the department of psychiatry. This compelling and informative interview spans a variety of important topics including current trends in using experiential group learning to train psychiatrists, applying a group lens to organizational dynamics, and diversifying group offerings in public mental health clinics. Pull up a seat and have a listen!
41 minutes | Jul 3, 2018
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 14: Irvin D. Yalom, M.D.
In this landmark interview, FCGPS’s Angelo Ciliberti speaks with the perennial Dr. Irvin Yalom about his 50 year spanning career as a group psychotherapist, writer, and mentor to generations of mental health practitioners. Their conversation explores what it is about the group experience that has engaged him for so many years, the unique opportunity it presents for addressing existential issues, and how group can be a forum to help us work through the broader social dilemmas of our current society. This one is not to be missed so give it a listen today! LINKS: organization: FCGPS.org host: angelociliberti.com
57 minutes | Apr 20, 2018
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 13: Jason Seidel
In this episode of The Group Dynamics Dispatch, Angelo talks with Dr. Jason Seidel from the Colorado Center For Clinical Excellence. This wide-ranging interview explores the ways in which Dr. Seidel’s group leadership has been influenced by personal clinical experience, the psychodrama exercises of the men’s movement, and the development feedback informed treatment.
49 minutes | Feb 26, 2018
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 12: Jordan Price
In the newest episode of The Group Dynamics Dispatch, Angelo interviews Jordan Price, a psychotherapist and group analyst from Austin. The interview explores how Jordan’s keen interest in the realm of the pre-verbal, implicit experiences influences his work as a clinician. Additional topics include how he draws on his experience as a musician and bow-hunter to appreciate and engage different ways of sensing, attuning, immersing, and entering. This is a very dynamic and evocative conversation that is not to be missed!
59 minutes | Dec 21, 2017
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 11: Dr. Robert Pepper
In the newest episode of The Group Dynamics Dispatch, Angelo talks with Dr. Robert Pepper about his new book ‘Some People Don’t Want What They Say They Want - 100 Unconventional Interventions In Group Therapy.’ This engaging hour is filled with rich stories from Dr. Pepper’s 40 year career as well as exploratory dives into themes of working with ambivalence, aggression, guilt, and the ethical needs of a secure frame for both the leader and the members.
49 minutes | Nov 1, 2017
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 10: Hilary Callan Curtis
In the newest episode of the Group Dynamics Dispatch, Angelo talks with Hilary Callan Curtis about how her overlapping training experiences in Contemplative Psychotherapy, Modern Analysis, and years of body practice have shaped her as a clinician and an agent of change. In preparation for their upcoming presentation together at the COGPS conference, they also discuss the unconscious drive towards forms of zealotry in clinical practice and how working with the body and groups has the ability to dissolve rigidity.
41 minutes | Oct 1, 2017
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 9: Jeff Price
In the newest episode of the Group Dynamics Dispatch, Jeff Price shares inspiring insights from his career as a contemplatively minded group psychotherapist. From addressing how he approach resistances in substance abuse groups to the power of AGPA as a professional home affiliation, Jeff offers helpful guidance to new group leaders. Check out this enlivening conversation with the former president of COGPS!
56 minutes | Aug 27, 2017
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 8: Dr. Lucy Holmes
Check out the Group Dynamic Dispatch’s newest episode with Dr. Lucy Holmes, this year’s Keynote Speaker at the COGPS Annual Conference! In this episode, Dr. Holmes and Angelo Ciliberti dive into a series of fascinating discussions; including the story behind her inspiring 40 year career, impressions of the group leader’s gender on the process, and how time & experience change us as clinicians. Listen, enjoy, and get your ticket to see her in person at our upcoming conference
62 minutes | Aug 5, 2017
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 7: Brett Adamek and Sorin Thomas from Queer Asterisk
In this in-depth interview with Sorin Thomas & Brett Adamek from Queer Asterisk, we explore difference of all kinds as something to be celebrated & encouraged rather than feared and rejected. Topics within the interview include what is meant by the word “queer”, the importance of being open to discomfort & ambiguity, the Contemplative dimension of identity, and working with queer-ness as a group leader.
52 minutes | Jun 16, 2017
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 6: Jenna Noah
Join us this week on the Group Dynamics Dispatch for a conversation with Jenna Noah. Jenna tells us how she found her niche in the therapy field while discussing sexuality, embodiment, and Conscious Burlesque.
54 minutes | May 14, 2017
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 5: Bob Unger
Join us this week on the Group Dynamics Dispatch for a conversation with Bob Unger. Bob tells the story of how went from driving a cab in New York while in school for engineering, to working with some of the most preeminent names in the field of group work. Bob also talks about his personal view on group work and how process groups compare to supervision groups.
54 minutes | Apr 15, 2017
The Group Dynamics Dispatch 4: Gaea Logan
In this month's episode of the Group Dynamics Dispatch Angelo interviews Gaea Logan MS, LPC, FAGPA. Gaea talks about growing up in a psychologically savvy household, what her personal philosophy is on group dynamics, and how group treatment can serve refugee communities around the world.
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