The Interpersonal Process (IP) Group is specifically designed to help individuals make positive changes in how they relate to themselves and others.
Prospective group members are aware of the recurring patterns in their relationships that have negatively affected their lives and are interested in changing these patterns. While they may have previously attempted to make changes in their relationship patterns, many have experienced limited success in effectively instituting and maintaining these changes. The IP Group is designed to help members effectively identify and address these patterns.
The IP Group is led by Dr. Tom Rogat and Dr. Rich Pazol. Drs. Rogat and Pazol are licensed psychologists with over 30 years’ experience conducting individual and group psychotherapy with adolescents and adults.
The IP Group is both interpersonal and process-oriented. IP Group members will have the opportunity to observe their own and other IP Group members’ emotions, thoughts, behaviors and reactions and will focus on sharing their own reactions as they occur (i.e. in the “here and now”). Through this interactive process, IP Group members will begin to better understand their own reactions and their relationship patterns. In addition, members often gain insight into how they are perceived by others, how others’ experiences of them differ from how they perceive themselves, how the ways in which they communicate can enhance or impede their relationships, and how easily others can relate to their situations and experiences.
This IP Group is for adults 18 years and older. The IP Group will initially meet on Wednesday nights from 7:30 – 9:00 on an ongoing basis. The IP Group will be held at 3601 Green Road, Suite 201, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.
The IP Group will continue in perpetuity and prospective group members will be welcomed as vacancies present themselves.
All prospective IP Group members are required to participate in an initial, 30-minute phone consultation at no cost. This consultation will allow Drs. Pazol and Rogat to meet prospective members, describe the IP Group and expectations in more detail, answer any questions, and determine whether participating in IP Group might suit the prospective members’ needs.
The IP Group is offered on a private-pay basis. The fee is $130 per session. Members joining the IP Group make the commitment to pay in advance on a monthly basis. Cash, personal checks and major credit cards are accepted. HSA and FSA funds may be applied to psychotherapy services.