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Groupwork Matters: How to facilitate groups more effectively 

This 2-day workshop is about exploring, learning and practicing how to effectively facilitate groups in therapeutic and work based settings.

Date: Saturday 4th & Saturday 11th November 2023
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, London, N19


This 2-day workshop is about exploring, learning and practicing how to effectively facilitate groups in therapeutic and work based settings. The workshop is designed to be highly experiential, is theory based and assumes that the more aware you are of what goes on in groups, the more likely you are to be able to facilitate them successfully. Attention will be given to the often unspoken that goes on in groups but that nevertheless can have a big impact on the atmosphere and on group tasks.

What Will the Training Cover
There will be opportunities to develop your knowledge, confidence and skills in leading groups through an intensive exploration of;

  • beginnings, middles & endings
  • group dynamics
  • stages of group development
  • using icebreakers/games
  • traffic cop guide to groupwork
  • dealing with conflict
  • practice and develop facilitation skills.


Who Can Attend the Training?

  • This workshop is aimed at counsellors, therapists & other helping professionals or anyone new to or interested developing group facilitation skills in their day-to-day work, who are of African, South Asian or Caribbean heritage.

  • The experiential nature of the workshop will require you to be willing to take part in exercises, groups discussions and use your own experience as material to learn from.

  • We all have a wealth of experience of groups because we grow up in them: family, school etc. However no specific experience of facilitating groups is needed in order to attend.



Dennis L. Carney



Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre,
Unit 4, Lysander Mews, Lysander Grove, London, N19 3QP


10.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 4th November 2023
10.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 11th November 2023

Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Name Game
  • Agreements
  • Types of Groups
  • Planning Groups
  • Sociogram
  • 5 Stages of Group Development
  • Group Drawing (exercise)
  • Therapeutic Factors (Yalom)
  • Beginning Groups
  • Reflection & Endings

Day 2

  • Welcome Back
  • Re-cap Day One
  • Focus of Groupwork & Levels of Facilitation
  • Beginnings, Middles & Endings
  • Groupwork Skills & When to Intervene?
  • Traffic Cop Guide to Groupwork
  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Coaching
  • Your Next Steps?
  • Evaluations, Reflections & Endings


£180 for members
£150 for student members
£200 for non members
£280 for Organisations

(Click here to become a member)

Booking Conditions

  • Bookings can be made any time up until Thursday at 5 pm before the day of the event.
  • Only the next two upcoming dates will be open for registration at any one time.
  • If you have difficulty booking, email the events administrator
  • If an event is full, email the events administrator to go on the waiting list. If a place becomes available before 5 pm on the day before the event, priority will be given to those at the top of the waiting list.

Full payment will need to be made to guarantee a place.

Refund policy and other booking information

    What delegates have said:

    “This was a very good course that gives you an easy and comprehensive guide to improve your skills.”

    “I thought that the tutor was excellent and he made the course very enjoyable”

    “I have taken many courses over the years and I would count this one as one of the best”.

    “If you want to learn group work skills and have a really good time doing so, I think this course delivers”

    “The course is really well structured and the tutor delivers the content in a very dynamic, engaging way and far exceeded my expectations”

    “I took this course as a counsellor wanting to branch out into running therapy groups”

    “The tutor was brilliant and I laughed for most of the 2 days which I always count as a success!”


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