Men’s Therapy Group
Monday nights, 6:30p
Start Date: October 2014
Duration: 10 months
The purpose of the Men’s Therapy Group is to gain a deeper understanding of what is going on inside yourself and between you and others. A primary goal is to explore how you relate with the other men in the group. This in turn can shed light on your relationships with the people in your life. Increased awareness and understanding of interpersonal relating can contribute in powerful ways to making life more satisfying and meaningful. It can be difficult for men to find spaces in our society that welcome open exploration of feelings and relationships. In the men’s group you are invited to attend to feelings, thoughts, and dynamics that may arise and occur in the group sessions, and to utilize the opportunity to explore and articulate the meaning of these behaviors. In group therapy, many helping relationships are created. Each group member brings his struggles, strengths, and goals for growth. The role of the group leaders is to offer support and challenge, to help the group and its members reflect on both individual and group processes as they unfold, and to partner with group members to create an environment in which greater expression, connection and insight can develop.
Living with Loss
Interpersonal Therapy Group
Date and time: TBD by mid-Sept 2014
This group is intended for those who desire to understand ways experiences of loss have impacted their development and relationships. The loss may have been a death or separation, or it may have occurred through the experience(s) of injury or neglect in an intimate relationship. In other words, we may feel the loss of what was had and is now gone, or we may feel the loss of what we never had. As a result, we often feel stuck in isolation, anger, or anxiety, among various other emotions, and feel unable to move forward in our lives. This group will focus on how group members engage around experiences of loss, and use the interpersonal experiences to bring insight and healing to the individuals involved. To aid members’ understanding of loss, themes of grieving and forgiving will be used as a general frame. Members are invited to grapple with the difficulties of these concepts and use them to gain understanding into where and why they are stuck. It is not a requirement for members to reach a point of forgiveness; rather, the purpose is to help members move through a process of getting unstuck, whatever that may mean for each person.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Group
Monday nights, 6:30 – 7:50 pm
Start date: Open Enrollment
This ongoing group brings people together to offer one another mutual support around many life issues. In group therapy, many helping relationships are created and many types of interactions occur. A primary goal is to gain awareness of how you relate with others in the group and to understand how these patterns reflect how you relate with others in your life. Attention will be paid to feelings, thoughts, and experiences that arise and occur in the group, and there will be opportunities to explore and articulate the meaning of these behaviors. Each group member brings his or her own struggles, strengths, and goals for further growth. The role of the group leaders is to offer support and challenge, to help facilitate interaction between members, and to help the group to understand both individual and group processes as they unfold.
Inquiries about Group Therapy at the Danielsen Institute can be directed to Miriam Bronstein, LICSW, Director of Clinical Services Those interested in any group should contact the main Clinic number at 617.353.3047.