Building and Modeling Resilience Through Self-awareness


Date: Wednesday, June 20th 2018

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext. 125 (Ada or Anna) or e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.


Speaker: Mr. Allan Sheps MSW, RSW, FCGPA

Mr. Allan Sheps MSW, RSW, FCGPA, Private Practice, Thornhill, Ontario.

Co-Director Toronto Institute of Group Studies.


Although group therapy provides the frame for this seminar participants will find the counter-transference and self- awareness themes relevant to all areas of therapeutic practice. Experiential exercises and discussion, will help participants explore their awareness of their counter-transference and how these issues might emerge in practice. Finally we will consider ways participants can work through and use their counter-transference responses therapeutically.


Learning Objectives:

1.    Participants will understand current theory of counter-transference as presented in the group therapy literature.

2.   Participants will have an increased awareness of their own counter-transference issues.

3.    Participants will be better able to use their understanding of their counter-transference responses therapeutically.