Austin Group Psychotherapy Society

Spring Workshop: At the Crossroads: How Our Trauma is Enacted and How We Use It to Lead a Group.

  • Friday, May 10, 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin, 2405 Robert Dedman Drive, Room 2.102, Austin 78712
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At the Crossroads: How Our Trauma is Enacted and How We Use It to Lead a Group.

Jordan Price, LCSW, CGP

Event Description

What happens when the feelings induced in the leader stir their own trauma and leave the leader at a crossroads? No matter how much work we do to understand and integrate our emotional life, all of us can encounter experiences that pierce our insulation and awaken the traumatic feelings and stories inside. When this happens to us while leading a group, it sets us at a crossroads. How we embody what is happening inside us and how we may choose to use it affects the group process in the moment and ongoing. In this workshop we will be specific about how the enactment happens and describe both the divergent and common ways we may lead group when our trauma is alive. We will discuss how our leadership lives on in the group and informs the culture.

Workshop Objectives:

The participant will be able to:

1. Describe the leader’s experience of trauma as it’s felt in a group.

2. List the 5 different ways a leader can intervene from a place of trauma activation.

3. Discuss how a leader’s trauma-informed interventions affect the ongoing process and culture of a group.


Jordan Price is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Austin, Texas. He specializes in group work, individual therapy, and clinical training. He is a faculty member at the Center for Group Studies in New York City and actively engages in training and growth. Jordan enjoys writing, presenting, and working with colleagues. He blends what he learns in this field with his love for the outdoors and music.

3 CEUs available for Social Workers, LPCs, LMFTs, and Psychologists

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