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CEU EVENT – Silence in Groups: A Powerful Communication
January 31 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am CST
With Guest Speaker Travis J. Courville, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA
Silence is a powerful communication in group psychotherapy. However, it is often mistaken for psychological inactivity. Through lecture, presentation with scenarios, and discussion, participants will learn about the valuable dynamic silence can add to group therapy.
- To identify the many reasons for group members’ silence in group.
- To describe how silence is as powerful a communication as speaking in groups.
- To discuss group leaders’ reactions to silence and possible strategies in dealing with silence in various types of groups.
About the Speaker:
Travis J. Courville has been a licensed and practicing clinical social worker in Texas since 1972 after receiving his Master’s in Social Work from Louisiana State University. He retired from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston after 31 years of social work and management positions and was a clinical associate professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine until 2019. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. Travis is a certified group psychotherapist and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). He continues to be involved with the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society and the AGPA.