A List of Online Groups for Therapists
Several therapists have reached out to me here at Group Therapy Central wanting to connect with online group services designed for therapists. I compiled the following list of Online Groups for Therapists, which contains all the people that I know are providing online groups designed for therapists.
Most of these groups are training and/or consultation groups, and many are process-oriented. A few are identified as Modern Psychoanalytic groups.
If you know of any other online groups for therapists, please let me know and I will add them to this list! Thanks!
-Nate Page, PhD, LP, CGP (Owner of Group Therapy Central, LLC)
"Every therapist should have a therapy group for themselves to
prevent burnout and for their continued professional and
If I can influence the field, therapists should be seeing peers and talking about their issues, their patients. I am an experienced therapist, but I
am always learning from others in groups."
Online Consultation Group for Therapists
Bi-weekly Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm (Eastern Time)
You can connect with Annie through her website: http://www.annieweisstherapy.net/
In this bi-weekly consultation group we utilize both case consultation and our own group process to deepen clinician awareness, flexibility and clinical skill in navigating challenging and exciting group dynamics.
Annie Weiss has led and taught on the subject of interpersonal psychotherapy groups for over 25 years, integrating Psychodynamic theory, Attachment theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Internal Family Systems to catalyze interpersonal connection and development in here-and-now group interactions.
Annie currently leads online psychotehrapy groups, online training groups and online consultation groups. She also teaches group dynamics to Harvard Medical School students at McLean Hospital and leads a webinar on group leadership to psychology students in Beijing. Annie holds degress from Yale University and Smith College, and lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
Online Training/Process Groups Designed for Therapists
Haim might be the most renowned online group therapy expert in the world today. He has written profusely on the subject, and has provided several trainings to international organizations on how to run online therapy groups.
Dr. Weinberg runs several online training/process groups designed specifically for therapists. His groups are comprised of therapists from around the world. Contact him to schedule a meeting to see if you would be a good fit for one of his groups.
Online Process-oriented Training Groups for Therapists
(1) Thursdays (2nd and 4th of each month) 7:30-9:00pm (Central Time) - This is a NEW GROUP and our first session is August 13, 2020 - We have 3 open slots
(2) Tuesdays (2nd and 4th of each month) 7:30-9:00pm (Central Time) - Ongoing Group - We currently have 2 open slots
DESCRIPTION: Group Members are mental health clinicians that want an ongoing process group experience. We meet virtually twice a month for 90 minutes.
It is not a therapy group, yet the boundaries /norms of confidentiality are observed and members may bring into the group anything that is meaningful to their experience as a therapist and as a human being.
It is a relational process group in its truest sense. We continually activate, illuminate, and process the here-and-now dynamics of our relationships together. The content of the group is driven by group members wants/needs.
Themes surrounding attachment styles, relationship concerns, burnout/compassion fatigue, finances and money management/mindsets, impostor syndrome, and other issues related to being a clinician are common...but that is just the beginning of where this group can go. The group may also decide to create space for consultation and masterminding work as needed.
The goal of the group is to immerse ourselves in a process experience while also being able to reflect on this experience in a way that is meaningful to professional development as therapists. This group is similar to an institute experience at an AGPA or affiliate society conference, but it will be ongoing.
The structure of the group is 75 minutes of group processing and then 15 minutes of debrief/didactic. We intend to meet up in-person once or twice per calendar year for a full day or two of group processing, but that has proven difficult with the current COVID-19 concerns. There is no official commitment to a certain number of sessions, but most group members expect to spend 6-18 months in the group.
Full pay fee: $90/session ($180/month). Many group members opt to use professional development funding to cover costs.
An important component of this group is processing feelings and mindsets regarding payment for group therapy services. We will work within our group to appropriately attend to each member's personal and professional financial needs and goals.
Racial Literacy Groups
Christine & Rudy (plus several additional colleagues) offer several different online groups designed to develop your racial literacy:
-Whiteness Learning groups
-Racial Literacy groups
-Racial Literacy Consultation groups
Some groups are in-person in the NYC area and some are online via Zoom available to anyone in the world. Their website contains robust information about all of their services:
Online Process-oriented Training Group for Therapists
Thursday Mornings 10:15-11:45am (Pacific Time)
Please call or email me with questions or to schedule an initial session. Phone: 530-757-6861 Email: email@example.com Website: sacpsy.com
My training group for therapists will meet online using a HIPAA compliant version of Zoom. Although this is not a therapy group and members are not considered patients, the usual standards of confidentiality are expected and members are free to bring in whatever content they wish. The main goals of the group are to use the group process to explore and understand one's intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships and to learn about group dynamics and both the leader and member roles. I work within a psychodynamic and relational approach so that issues and topics depend on what members bring to the group rather than being initiated or structured by me.
I meet individually with the potential member once or twice to get acquainted and discuss the fit with the group Once the group begins it will be open-ended starting with each member committing to a trial period of 12 weeks and to a termination process when they are ready to leave the group. It will be a long-term, slow-open group so members will be added as there are openings available up to a maximum of 10. The possibility of in-person weekend institutes may be explored once the COVID-19 pandemic resolves.
As far as my qualifications go, I have more than 35 years of experience in conducting groups and I train and supervise group therapists in the US and abroad. I'm also active in group psychotherapy associations at the local, national, and international levels and am a Certified Group Psychotherapist and Life Fellow of AGPA. I have led a training process group for psychiatrists in training at UC Davis since 1999 and numerous institutes at AGPA conferences and elsewhere. You can find out more about me on my website at https://sacramentocenterforpsychotherapy.com/martha/
Online Group Therapist Training Process Group
Weekly Sessions - Sundays 4:00-5:30pm (Eastern Time)
Please call or email me with questions or to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. Phone: 868-813-2766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group therapy is simultaneously the most complex and under-trained specialty in our profession. This group is for individuals practicing in the mental health field to both train and participate in an integrated process group. Multiple theoretical orientations will be utilized to highlight the here-and-now dynamics that occur among the group members.
Group members will observe group therapy skills, bring focus on their internal emotional experience, process feelings of transference, and focus on their defenses used to protect from intimacy and anger while building their resilience.
Graduate students, new, and expereinced professionals are welcome.
Group sessions are $50 self-pay.
Online Process-oriented Training Group for Therapists
Wednesday Mornings (Pacific Time)
You may contact Linda with questions at 503-236-9777, cell 503-705-9644, or email email@example.com
Linda Eisenberg, MA, MEd, certified Psychoanalyst, is offering an online process-oriented training group (via Zoom) for therapists. This group will began in the fall of 2019.
She is a graduate of Center for Group Studies as well as Naropa University. This experiential group offers opportunities for personal and professional growth, consultation and a sense of community.
Online Training Group for Therapists
Thursdays 11:15am-12:30pm (Central Time)
Katie and Joseph co-lead an online training group for therapists which has been running for about 2 years. They currently have a couple of spots open. It is at 11:15am-12:30pm Central Time on Thursdays. Please email or call Katie Griffin, (512) 656-4067 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy offers coaching and mastermind groups. The groups are onoing via video-conference (Zoom). One group is for therapists (and other practicioners in related fields). the others are for entrepeneurs and biz owners. There will be openings beginning in June and September 2019. These are run like standard process groups, but they are coaching groups and/or masterminds. In addition to being a Licensed Psychologist, Cindy is now a Professional Certified Coach with ICF. These groups, while definitely therapuetic, have an underlying business and professional development focus. The focus of these groups is to support those who want to explore and creatively re-design the direction of their work and lives in ways that can sustainably spark their joy and bring greater fulfillment and inner well-being. They are also practicing recognizing and letting go of unhealthy ego and come more from the authentic/true self as part of the re-design process. Cindy's current therapist/practitioner group is also earning CME/CE as part of their process group at the Category A CE and full medical CME levels. That is a possibility for new folks entering that group as well.
Social Media: @cjhardwickphd
Jim O'Hern LCSW, CGP
Online Modern Analytic Training Group for Mental Health Professionals
Mondays 10:00-11:15am (Central Time)
For additional information or to join please contact:
Heather Frank: DrHeatherLFrank@gmail.com or
Jim O'Hern: JimOHernLCSW@gmail.com