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 Group meets for 90 minutes at 7:30PM -9:00PM at 3601 Green Road, Suite 201, Beachwood, Ohio 44122 according to the following schedule:
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (note change of day from Thurs to Weds)
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (note – no meeting week of Thanksgiving)
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
IP Group will resume meeting in January, 2020 – schedule to be announced
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.
IP Group members are expected to attend every week. In the rare event that a member cannot attend a particular meeting, they are expected to inform the group facilitators that they will be absent.
IP Group members are expected to attend a minimum of four consecutive sessions before deciding to leave the IP Group. If the member chooses to leave the IP Group, they are asked to return to briefly say goodbye to their fellow group members.
Participation in the IP Group involves members providing and receiving honest feedback to/from each other and the facilitators.
IP Group members are expected to respect each other’s privacy and to refrain from discussing anything that occurs in the IP Group with non-members.
Interactions between IP Group members outside of the sessions is discouraged. Any interactions between members that occur outside of sessions are expected to be discussed within the context of the next IP Group session.
Group therapy fees are $120 per session. Members joining the IP Group make the commitment to pay in advance on a monthly basis. Payments may be made by cash, check (made out to Tom Rogat, Psy.D.) or credit card. Please note that there is a three percent fee for credit card transactions.