Group Relations Conference: Authority and Leadership in Recovery from Addiction

Schaumburg, IL US
August 6, 2015 to August 9, 2015

Effective leadership and the meaningful exercise of authority require more than intellectual and technical understanding. The Group Relations model in the Tavistock tradition provides a well-defined context within which to examine group-level forces and dynamics as they occur in the here-and-now. As people work in groups, families and other social systems, their participation takes on many different meanings--influencing thoughts, feelings and action. The confluence of individual meanings powerfully affects the identities, roles and authority we take on in groups, schools, organizations, institutions, communities and society.

This conference is designed for individuals who wish to study the exercise of authority in groups and understand more about their own responses to exercising and encountering authority. The Conference is organized as a sequence of group and inter-group interactions.

Midwest Group Relations Center (Midwest-AKRI) and the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS-AKRI) of the A.K. Rice Institute

An experiential conference in the Tavistock tradition offering a unique opportunity to study group and organizational processes.


Target Audience

The target audience for this activity includes psychiatrists, mental health professionals, addictions recovery professionals, and group workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how people join and engage in group work, delegate and resist authority, and develop roles and reputations;
  • Recognize how people contribute to and obstruct getting the group’s work accomplished;
  • Recognize how members of a group exercise authority, power and influence in meaningful and appropriate ways—both as leaders and as followers;
  • Experience group collusion in the creation and enabling of maladaptive roles;
  • Experience group support for recovery from these maladaptive roles.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Natalie Stachon
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 834-4314
Available credit: 
  • 28.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 28.00 Participation
Event starts: 
08/06/2015 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
08/09/2015 - 5:20pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Roosevelt University, Schaumburg Campus
1400 N Roosevelt Boulevard
Schaumburg, IL 60173
United States

Conference Director:
Jeffrey D. Roth, MD, FASAM, FAGPA
Associate Director:
Suma Jacob, MD, PhD
Assistant Director for Administration:
Victoria Te You Moore, LPC

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 28 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation.  For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 

For complete course information, visit the conference website or download the brochure below.


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