Principles of Group Psychotherapy

Instructor:  Kylie Dennis, PhD, LCSW

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Date: Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

Time:  9:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: Institute Classroom A 8820 Ladue Rd., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124


Course Level: Intermediate

Fee: $240.00

This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 12.0 Credit Hours

This course provides a comprehensive overview of principles of psychodynamic group psychotherapy leadership. It may be used to fulfill 12 hours of course work required for certification by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists. A variety of learning techniques are employed, including readings, lecture, discussion, small group exercise, and a demonstration group. The instructor is a Certified Group Psychotherapist with over 30 years of group psychotherapy leadership and training experience and has a doctorate in psychoanalytic clinical social work.


  • To demonstrate knowledge of the historical foundations of group psychotherapy practice.
  • To describe fundamental group dynamics and process according to a psychodynamic viewpoint.
  • To use the group psychotherapy treatment modality to change and improve the patient’s level of psycho-social functioning.
  • To design, construct, and lead a psychotherapy group according to the highest ethical standards of the mental health profession.

About Kylie Dennis, PhD, LCSW – I am a psychotherapist specializing full-time in the treatment of eating disorders in Saint Louis, Missouri. My private practice is a warm, supportive, personal alternative to large treatment centers. My approach is to start with a careful evaluation and to respect that struggling with an eating disorder is an individual’s attempt to cope. Together, we explore the meaning of the symptoms and work on finding healthier, more effective ways of handling stress, emotional pain, and relationship problems. Treatment options include individual, family, and group therapy. For professionals, I offer consultation and training. For the public, I offer workshops and public speaking tailored to the needs of your organization. I am committed to the Health at Every Size philosophy, and to promoting the equality of all human beings.


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