The group and the individual: drawing on experiences of working in a Therapeutic Community
This presentation will consider group dynamics and the often initial reluctance to work in therapeutic groups. Jackie will talk about her experience of working in a Therapeutic Community and outpatient groups. She will explore the contrast of working in groups as an individual trained therapist and will talk about the power of therapeutic groups, particularly within the context of a Therapeutic Community. Jackie will consider the pull to individual treatment and contrast with her own journey as a therapist moving from individual work to the experience of working in groups. Jackie will consider anti-group theory, group dynamics and locate this in the context of using MBT (Mentalisation Based Therapy) when working with individuals who have a diagnosis of personality disorder.
About the Speaker
Jackie Moon currently works at City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy service as an Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and as a Specialist Practitioner in Psychotherapy in a Therapeutic Community and Outreach service. Jackie teaches on Year 1 of the MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Birkbeck and has worked at Birkbeck Group Relations Conferences. In addition she has experience in counselling students, working with bereaved parents at Great Ormond Street Hospital and in Primary Education.