Enhancing Dialogue in Groups
Groups are an underutilized modality in today’s therapy world. Communologue is an innovative group process for building an atmosphere of safety and inclusiveness that promotes deep connection and discussion, especially when resolving intense conflicts. It engenders a space where hope can emerge and highly emotional issues can be addressed through specially designed principles and guidelines. This workshop offers therapists the chance to experience this process and acquire the tools for applying it in their own practice and community. You’ll discover how to:
- Use Communologue in various settings, such as with families, supervision groups, community settings, work environments, and contentious social and political groups
- Apply the principle of “prevalidation” to ensure every opinion is heard, without the need to agree with it
- Spot and neutralize “master talk,” the belief there’s a single, correct way of seeing reality, in any dialogical conversation
- Explore common challenges and pitfalls in the group process and learn creative ways to ride out them successfully
Orli Wahrman, MSW, is a family and couples therapist, an Imago trainer, and Somatic Experiencing therapist. She’s been teaching Communologue for 20 years, and is the cochair of the Israel Imago Association.