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Washington School of Psychiatry

Reflection and Revelation: The Group Therapist’s Use of Self and Self-Disclosure

Chair: Jonathan Stillerman, PhD

Friday-Saturday, January 26-27, 2018


$360 (flat fee)


12 credit hours

We’ve come a long way from the classical analytic mandate that psychotherapists serve as blank screens for their patients’ projections. Yet, how therapists most effectively use and reveal themselves in treatment remains an area of spirited debate. This conference will locate that conversation within the unique context of group therapy, exploring how we as group therapists can best use ourselves in the service of the group. We will pay special attention to the complex decision to self-disclose in group, and the related questions of what to reveal, how to do so, and how to evaluate the impact on individual members and the group as a whole.

Space available is limited

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.



The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of _12 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.