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    Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Louisiana GPS: The Oz of Group: Following the Yellow Brick Road of Group Experience
Saturday, September 24th, 2022
St. Christopher's Addiction Wellness Center 150 Cora Dr Baton Rouge, LA 70815

2022 Fall Institute

Institutes (lgpsonline.org)

 Saturday, September 24

John Jay Martinez, LCSW-BACS, LAC

The Oz of Group: Following the Yellow Brick Road of Group Experience

St. Christopher's Addiction Wellness Center

150 Cora Dr

Baton Rouge, LA 70815 

About the Institute

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a timeless book and movie that offers rich metaphors, interesting characters and an adventurous narrative which offers insights applicable to therapy. This workshop will illustrate similarities between the Oz narrative and the experience of group therapy.    

About the Speaker

John Jay Martinez, LCSW-BACS, LAC is a private practice Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Addictions Counselor who provides individual, group and family therapy in Baton Rouge, LA.  He has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field since 1987.  He has been in private practice since 2004.

Schedule

8:00 am – 8:30 am    Coffee & Registration
8:30 am – 9:15 am    Introduction of Concepts
9:15 am – 10:15am    Demonstration Group #1
10:15 am – 10:35 am    Discussion & Debrief
10:35 am – 10:45 am    Break
10:45 am – 12:00 pm    Small Experiential Group #1
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm    Lunch & Sponsor Panel
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm    Demonstration Group #2
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm    Discussion & Debrief
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm    Break
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm    Small Experiential Group #2
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm    Integration of Concepts
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm    Group as a Whole

Schedule subject to change

Objectives

  • Become familiar with the main characters from the Wizard of Oz and how they are similar to group members and group leaders.
  • Identify similarities between the Oz narrative and Yalom’s “therapeutic factors”.
  • Practice specific breathing and centering exercises which help group members stay in the here and now of present group experience.
  • Experience grounding techniques of stillness, connecting to self and connecting to others in the group therapy setting.

CEUs

TBD

 Psychologists: LGPS is an approved continuing education sponsor for Louisiana licensees.
Social Workers: LGPS will submit an application to become an approved provider for Louisiana licensees.??
Counselors: LGPS will submit an application to become an approved provider for Louisiana licensees.?




 

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