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Existential Group Psychotherapy and Counselling – Karen Weixel-Dixon – A two-day Seminar on the 23rd & 24th April @ 10 am – 6 pm UK Time – ZOOM

April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - April 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm


Existential Group Psychotherapy and Counselling

A two-day seminar presented by Karen Weixel-Dixon

23rd – 24th April 2022 10am-6pm UK Time Zoom.


Event Description

The fundamentals of Existential Groupwork: theory and practice.

Karen believes group psychotherapy (and counselling) is an invaluable project and warrants more
appreciation than it currently garners.

The topic will deepen the appreciation of the inter-related nature of existence, and, likewise, of
the existential therapeutic project. The seminar will hopefully motivate practitioners to
embrace group therapy alongside traditional formats of individual therapy.

Additionally, the principles presented in the seminar can readily be applied to special interest
groups with therapeutic intentions, as in groups with a focus on parenting, addiction, sexuality,

This topic will hopefully encourage therapists and counsellors to consider the significant and
particular benefits of existential group therapy, and to appreciate how the principles of
existential thought and work can be readily adapted to this format.


Two Day Intensive Training Programme

Saturday, 23 April, 2022 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

10:00-10:15 Introductions
10 :15-10:30 Exercise
10 :30-10:45 Why group
10:45-11:15 How theories of groupwork differ, and how they are similar
11:15-11:30 break
11:30-12:00 Aims of group therapy
12:00-12:15 discussion
12:15-12:30 Relational Issues
12:30-1:00 Therapeutic Effects
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:15 discussion
2:15-3:00 Conflict
3:15-3:30 Risks
3:30-4:00 Focal points and responsibilities
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-4:30 discussion
4:30-5:15 Phenomenology and Hermeneutics (the ways of dialogue)
5:15-6:00 Emotions (exercise/demonstration)

Sunday, 24 April, 2022 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

10:00-10:15 Recap and discussion
10:15-10:45 What are problems and dilemmas, the nature of change
10:45-11:45 Forming the group: primary considerations
11:45-12:00 break
12:00-12:45 The first, and subsequent, session(s)
12:45-1:00 Ending the group
1:00-2:00 lunch
2:00-2:15 discussion
2:15-3:00 Challenging behaviours and difficult members
3:00-3:45 Dreamwork (with exercise)
3:45-4:00 break
4:00-4:45 Conjoint and combined therapy: pros and cons
4:45-5:15 ‘How do you know you’ve been heard?’ (exercise/demonstration)
5:15-6:00 discussion and close




Karen Weixel-Dixon is a Psychotherapist, Supervisor (UKCP acc.), Trainer, and Accredited Legal Mediator (RUL, CMC). She is the co-author with Dr.. Susan Iacovou of ‘Existential Therapy, 100 key points and Techniques’ (2015),’ Interpersonal Conflict, an Existential Psychotherapeutic and Practical Model’ (sole author) (2017), and’ Existential Group Counselling and Psychotherapy’(sole author) (2020), all published by Routledge. She has a special interest in how people experience, and engage with, time.



This event will take place on Zoom. A link will be sent prior to the date.

SEA members enjoy a 25% discount at checkout.

A Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to participants.


If you think you have a new and interesting topic to share with us and would like to be our next speaker please don’t hesitate to contact our events organiser on events@existentialanalysis.org.uk.


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April 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am
April 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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