Couples Therapy
Support Group

Yalom Group Therapy Calgary

Yalom therapy is based on 11 primary factors:

Serious Conversation

Benefits of Yalom Group Therapy include:

  • Instillation of hope: when individuals feel they have nowhere to go, are stuck in place and feel defeated by life join a group of people struggling with similar issues. Here they have the opportunity to witness changes in others and at the same time grow confidence and have their own changes acknowledged by others.

  • Universality: Learning that you are not alone in life and become connected with others in the group that are going through similar problems
    Imparting Information: exchange on information through the group setting empowers group members with knowledge pertaining to their specific situations. It motivates, gives positive energy to the group, and encourages steps towards change.

  • Altruism: allows group members to gain a sense of value and significance by helping others in the group. As members acknowledge they have something of value to give to fellow members, self-esteem and self-efficacy rise.

  • Corrective recapitulation: provides for the resolution of family and childhood events within the safety of the group family.

  • Socializing techniques: promotion of social development and well-being along with; empathy, tolerance, and other interpersonal skills

  • Imitative Behaviour: Members who witness a group where people are confronting their problems appropriately and forming positive relationships that support healthy changes in their life can learn and imitate these members to promote positive changes in their own lives.

  • Interpersonal learning: teaches members how to develop supportive interpersonal relationships and intimacy through the special attention given to relational issues within the group.

  • Group cohesiveness: Having a sense of belonging within the group. This experience is both nurturing and empowering.

  • Catharsis: the release of suppressed emotions and the promotion of healing by sharing to the group

  • Existential factors: Through living existentially, group members learn how to accept difficulties such as pain and sadness and move through them.

My Approach

I have personally committed to improving the relationships in my life that matter most to me. My relationship with my partner and family is only what it looks like today due to my desire to dedicate time and energy to resolving conflict as opposed to brushing them under the rug. I use personal experience along with a number of treatment modalities to help you clarify what's truly important and meaningful to you and help you use that knowledge to set goals and take actions that enrich the relationships in your life.

Get Yalom Group Therapy in Calgary

If you are unsure whether I can meet your couples/Individual/Child counselling online or assessment needs give me a call to receive a free consultation. You can then decide whether I am a good fit for you or your family.

Gavin McAtee - Calgary Clinical Psychologist

McAtee Psychology  SE: 11500 29 St SE (Thrive Business Centre)

Ideal for clients living in South Calgary

Tue, Wed & Thurs: 12 pm - 9 pm

McAtee Psychology  NW: 203, 1982 Kensington Road NW

Ideal for clients living in Central & North Calgary

Mon & Friday: 12 pm - 9 pm

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