In this 35-minute video, Sydney counsellor, therapist and supervisorAdam McLean speaks about his passion for facilitating group therapy and training in existential-interpersonal group therapy.

In this interview, Adam also discusses:

  • How his passion for group therapy came about
  • The philosophy that underpins his group therapy approach
  • The model of group leadership that he finds the most effective
  • Why an existential here-and-now approach effective for working with groups
  • What makes an effective group therapist and the qualities you need to harness as a therapist
  • The most common mistakes beginner and experienced groups therapists make and need to be aware of
  • His top strategies and processes for effective group therapy leadership



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 About the presenter:

Adam McLeanAdam McLean has been a psychotherapist at Change Happens  for 15 years and a Clinical Supervisor for 8 years for individuals and group supervision. He is co-director of The Centre for Existential Practice in Sydney where he runs training and workshops on existential themes including group and group supervision. He is a group therapist and the group coordinator of the group therapy program at The Jansen Newman Institute for over 10 years where he developed the Internship Program. He has written numerous training programs and workshops on group leadership and group work and in the past has been the counselling coordinator and supervisor in not for profit organisations. He currently is consultant to teams requiring group supervision in a number of settings.

Adam’s passion is for working in the group environment and he offers training and supervision on group psychotherapy, group work skills and group leadership. He runs therapy groups for his clients including groups for counsellors and psychotherapists and coaches and an intimacy group for gay men. He runs a private psychotherapy practice is in Paddington, Sydney, and is interested in the challenge of life transitions from an existential perspective, which he brings to his group work.

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