Friday, March 31, 2023 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Aida Cabecinha 
Toronto Institute of Group Studies 



 The Moment of Now

We are honoured and excited to welcome Dr. Elliot Zeisel for a day of learning together. 

 Workshop Description: In this unique workshop Dr. Zeisel will both describe and illustrate the importance and value of being in the Moment of Now. This awareness begins with the therapist being keenly aware of their own experience of being in the now and being able to appreciate how the client’s experience of the moment is connected to their ongoing life issues.This is the key to formulating interventions. This process assists group members in self-understanding as well as looking at their interpersonal connections in the group. 

Following a theoretical overview Dr. Zeisel will invite 8 people to participate in an experiential learning opportunity. This fishbowl will be repeated several times during the day to illustrate the developmental process of interventions.   Observers will be invited to select an issue such as transference, countertransference, humor, conflict, curiosity etc, and see how these issues emerged in the group. After each fishbowl we will explore the various themes that the observers had been monitoring and how these elements emerged in the here and now.  

Learning Goals

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and appreciate the importance of working in the here and now.
  • Understand the elements involved in developing effective interventions in group.
  • Have a heightened sense of what they are actually observing in group and be able to use that awareness to develop more effective interventions.
  • Address group resistance to the here and now.
  • Remain grounded in the here and now while having access to their cognitive processing.


Elliot M. Zeisel Ph.D. FAGPA

Dr. Elliot Zeisel is a graduate of the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis and is a licensed psychoanalyst. Dr. Zeisel is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and has served as the Vice-Chair of the Foundation for Advancing Mental Health. He is a founder of the Center for Group Studies and serves on their faculty. He maintains a private practice in New York City, Austin, Texas and Rochester, NY. He is an executive producer and actor in the web series GROUP on YouTube.


Fees: $165.00 Ca for a single workshop or $350.00 Ca for all 3 workshops in the Spring 2023 Workshop Series.

Once you have submitted your registration, please forward your payment to complete the process and secure your spot. 

Payment Options:

1. Etransfer to admin@tigs.co - please make note  it is for Elliot Zeisel W/S. 

2. Pay Pal Payment directed to Toronto Institute of Group Studies -  add note that it is for Elliot Zeisel W/S.

 3.Cheque made out to Toronto Institute of Group Studies. Mail to Toronto Institute of Group Studies, c/o TS Medical Centre, 692 Euclid Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6G 2T9. Make note that it is for Elliot Zeisel W/S