Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM EST
Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 9:00 PM EDT

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Aida Cabecinha 
Toronto Institute of Group Studies 

Online Peer Consultation Group for Group Leaders: Fall/Winter Session

January 12, 26, February 9, 23, March 15, 30, April 13, 27, 2023

 Thursdays from 7 - 9 pm (exception Wednesday March 15, 2023)

Group Facilitator : TIGS Co Director Allan Sheps 

 Group Purpose:

  • To assist group leaders, build effective leadership capacity.
  • During the 8 weeks we will identify and work through your group leadership challenges, integrating theory with our own group process.

Group Membership:


  • Small group size: 6-12 participants.
  • Open to professionals in all stages of their development as group leaders.
  • Open to leaders from a variety of different types of groups and groups at different stages of development.
  • Open to leaders running both time-limited and open-ended groups.

 Group Goals:

  • Develop perceptual skills: the ability to recognize significant group dynamics, events, and themes in a group’s life.
  • Develop conceptual analysis skills: give meaning to the information experienced in the here-and-now process of the group and place it within a theoretical context.
  • Develop executive action skills: formulate and learn skillful therapeutic interventions that meet the needs of the group members as well as group goals.

Group Norms: 

  • Attendance: Maximum effort to attend all 8 scheduled sessions
  • Punctuality: 7-9 pm EST
  • Confidentiality:  
    • Member and client confidentiality
    • HIPAA compliant Zoom platform
    • End-to-end encryption; no recording; no chat feature.
    • Consent for online Group Leadership Consultation required

Group Participation and attention to:

  • Content: Actively sharing your experiences and challenges as a group leader.
  • Parallel Process: Using the here-and-now experiences in the Peer Consultation Group to appreciate the parallel process of the issues under consideration.
  • Group Progress Report: Developing skills by tracking both content and process events of a group that you may be leading and/or track the events of our consultation group.
  • Exploration of leader interventions.
  • Review of relevant reference materials.

Signed Waiver of Liability:

  • You understand the benefits and risks of participating in the Peer Consultation Group for Group Leaders, including the emotional risks involved and assume responsibility for your own mental health. 
  • You further understand that you are responsible for all clinical decisions and actions you make and agree to maintain appropriate liability insurance while involved with TIGS. 
Group Facilitator: Allan Sheps MSW RSW FCGPA CGP is a social worker in private practice in Toronto. Allan is a seasoned clinician, trainer and consultant who has presented his work internationally. Past president of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association, Allan is currently fulfilling his passion for group therapy as a co director of the Toronto Institute of Group Studies.



 Fees: $500 CAD payable VIA E-TRANSFER to admin@tigs.co upon registration (please see fee policy).

Zoom links and session details will be forwarded upon repeipt of payment.