Thank you to those who participated in the 2019 Experiential Training Day!

Please stay tune for more details about May 2020.

May 4, 2019: Experiential Training Group Day

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

Synchronized Groups in Cities across Canada

Consultant for the ETG 

Allan Sheps
Allan Sheps


Toronto, Ontario

Aida Cabecinha
Aida Cabecinha

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Kasra Khorasani
Dr. Kasra Khorasani

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ruth BZ Thomson
Ruth BZ Thomson









Program Description

These small groups will offer an opportunity to learn about group dynamics by participating as members of a group committed to examining its own process. The groups will be led by experienced group leaders, who will shape positive norms, establish safety, and assist the group with honest dialogue about issues as they occur in the here and now experience. The process will be used to assist members to experientially grasp common group themes and issues such as contracts, boundaries, attachment, conflict, competition, intimacy, group cohesion, and termination dynamics.

Group members will develop increased self-awareness through this unique opportunity. Members will also understand their experience using the theoretical models provided during the didactic summary at the end of the formal group experience. Group members agree to participate for the whole duration of the group, and also participate in debriefing and evaluation of the group experience. These groups are not intended to serve as ‘therapy’, yet there will be a degree of connection and personal disclosure that will naturally unfold as the members begin to get to know one another and interact as a group.

Experiential Training Groups Learning Objectives:

The participant will be able to:
1. Identify developmental stages in the group experience.
2. Articulate common themes and dynamics in the group process.
3. Link personal subjective responses with theoretical concepts.
4. Describe leader interventions that managed group process and assisted the group’s forward movement.


Before April 12th, 2019
$125 for CGPA members
$150 for non-members
$100 for students

After April 12th, 2019
$135 for CGPA members
$160 for non-members
$110 for students