Sunday, March 12, 2017
9:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Adelphi Manhattan Campus, 75 Varick Street, Second Floor

The Language of the Group: Monologue, Dialogue and Discourse

What is distinctive about Group-Analytic psychotherapy? Via lecture and an experiential demonstration group, the seminar will study the role of the conductor in generating a group culture where monologue evolves to dialogue and dialogue to discourse – the defining attribute of the group.  We consider:  Who is speaking?  Who is being spoken to? What is being said and not said?  How does the conductor participate in the use of language, silence, paraverbal and nonverbal messages? And how does the invisible group – the meanings that may be hidden in the visible group’s communication – become accessible?   

John Schlapobersky has trained generations of Group Analysts and teaches internationally and is a frequent participant at the meetings of EGPS and AGPA. His new book, From The Couch To The Circle:  Group-Analytic Psychotherapy In Practice (Routledge 2016), has been acclaimed in a wide range of reviews.  It has been on and off the Amazon best-seller list and is already in regular use on training programs in Europe, Israel, and New York.  

There is a $20 advance registration fee or a $40 on-site registration fee. Pre-registration is not required but preferred. 

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9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Arrival and Registration (Coffee)

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.


10:35 a.m.–11:40 a.m.

Demonstration Group

11:40 a.m.–11:55 a.m.


11:55 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Debriefing and Discussion

For further information, please contact:

Kathleen Kannengeiser
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