Group psychotherapy workshops, Hawkes Bay

Working effectively with groups (PDF)

Each workshop will contain a combination of:

  • Theoretical teaching, which will always be applied to practice; readings will be provided. 30 sessions of 1.5 hours.
  • Process group. 21 sessions of 1.5 hours.
  • Supervision of group practice (any type from psychoeducational to process group). 21 sessions of 1.5 hours.

The goal in these ongoing workshops is to:

  • Deepen your understanding and knowledge of group processes, especially unconscious group processes
  • Highlight the impact your behaviour has on others especially in group settings
  • Give you greater sensitivity to how others impact you
  • Learn more about how to be an effective leader and/or group member
  • Ongoing learning about interventions that suit you and your group(s)


8-12 (consistent throughout the two years):

  • People who are currently involved in facilitating/conducting or participating any kind of group (as long as there is process involved)
  • Must belong to a professional clinical organisation and/or be registered
  • Interviews may be required before acceptance on the course.


Dr Margot Solomon has been facilitating groups since 1985 and teaching most of her adult life. She is currently a member of GASi, NZAP, IARPP and the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapy (AAGP), and a training co-ordinator for AAGP. Margot was a member of the Psychotherapy teaching staff at AUT for 26 years.


Friday 2:00pm – 8pm, Saturday 9:30-5:30, Sunday 9-12:30

8 weekends over two years.

Please make a commitment to all the workshops.

1st year (2021-2022):

Sept 10, 11, 12

Nov, 26, 27, 28

Feb 11, 12, 13

May 27, 28, 29

2nd year (2022-2023):

Aug 19, 20, 21

Nov 11, 12, 13

Feb 17, 18, 19

May 12, 13, 14

Note: online meetings may be arranged in between these dates in consultation with participants.



$500 payable prior to each workshop or $3600 for all eight workshops payable in advance.

To register

Please contact Margot Solomon on or phone:+6421997570

This programme is endorsed by AAGP: