A non profit organization, dedicated to providing resources and educational workshops to mental health professionals in Northern nevada


Mental Health Peer Connections

Elizabeth Dear


Sandra Poupeney



1. Participants will develop or improve their understanding of the difference between content and process and will be able to give an example of each.

2. Participants will be able to list three different actions a group facilitator could make given a specific group scenario to deepen process.

3. Participants will be able to identify at least two major contributors to the theory of the phases and process of group therapy. 

Elizabeth Dear, MFT, LCADC

Elizabeth is a group enthusiast, having facilitated groups in an inpatient eating disorder treatment center, a residential trauma recovery center, and in outpatient settings, with topics ranging from body image to “just plain process.” She works in private practice, volunteers as a co-facilitator of a group at Northern Nevada HOPES, co-supervises in group supervision, and is co-owner of Midtown Mindfulness, a consortium of practitioners interested in holistic healing. She and Sandy Poupeney have been co-facilitating a consultation and supervision group on group process since 2008.

 Sandra Poupeney, LCSW, LADC

A group aficionado, Sandy has been in private practice since 1989 and has worked with groups since that time. These groups have ranged from topic-oriented groups, such as survivors of sexual abuse and women’s support groups, to deep process groups. She has been co-facilitating a women’s process group since 2006. In 2008, Sandy began co-facilitating a consultation and supervision group with Elizabeth Dear on group process, which is one of her specialties and favorite endeavors.

Group Facilitation Workshop 
Registration Fees:  Licensed $35, Interns $20, and Students $5

2 CEUs - Approval Number Pending

 What you will learn. . .

  •                Benefits of Group Therapy
  •                 Overview of Group Types
  •                 Stages of Group Development
  •                 Description of Group Process
  •                 Poignancy of the Here and Now Focus
  •                 Methods of Starting a Group
  •                 Value of Co-facilitation                                                                                       

About our presenters. . .

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Registration begins at 8:45am

Workshop: 9am-11pm