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HGPS Institute - Day Two - Desires to Lead: Perils and Passions Karen Travis, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA
The Council on Recovery
303 Jackson Hill St.
Houston, TX 77007

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Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: HGPS Institute


Desires to Lead: Perils and Passions
Karen Travis, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA

Leadership abounds with rewards and challenges. It may create competition and also may present opportunities for growth that we would not have had otherwise. We may open ourselves to criticism, possibly burn out, and need to manage angry and hurt feelings. Exploring our family of origin, our personal history of leadership, our mentors and models are ways to tap into our desires and decisions to lead. We will also consider our fears that may block us from leadership, and our passions that compel us into leadership? In this conference we will explore, share and learn together as a group. Please join us.

Learning Objectives 

  1. Identify what compels them to be in or seek leadership positions
  2. Evaluate what personal impact they want to make as leaders
  3. Trace family of origin positions of leadership
  4. Explore their life cycle of leadership: past present and desires beyond
  5. Cite restraints and excitements about being a leader and/or follower

About Karen Travis, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA

Karen S. Travis is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified diplomat in clinical social work and a certified group psychotherapist. She graduated with an MSW in 1980, did agency work until 1992 when she opened a private practice. 

Post graduate school she earned a certificate in Gestalt Therapy. She was an adjunct faculty at the LSU school of social work for 9 years and taught Advanced Group Treatment. Currently along with a full time private practice she is a contract group therapist at Jefferson Oaks Behavioral Health, runs and teaches group at the OLOL Psychiatric Residency Program, and supervises new professionals for LCSW licensure.

Karen has served on many committees and board of directors both locally and nationally. She is a fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Currently is incoming chair of the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health,a long time and active member of The National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Society and The American Group Psychotherapy Association. Intrigued by group therapy since her late teens when she took her first group treatment class in undergrad social work school, she has lead groups for 34 years and worked with individuals, families and couples.

She presents at conferences locally, nationally and internationally. Most recently she presented at the International Group Therapy conference in Croatia.

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