Group Conversations: Find Your Niche

Group Conversations Find your Niche logo with Julia Stamman, LPC and Kaylia Schunemann, LPC

You might have heard marketing experts advise you to niche or narrow down the population that you work with.

Instead of being a “generalist,” as mental health professionals we are often advised to be “specialists.”

Okay, so what does that mean for you? Who do you want to serve? And wait a minute, can your professional and personal identities merge, anyway?

Answer these questions and more with our:

On-Demand Training for Mental Health Professionals to Find Your Group Niche

Presented by Kaylia Schunemann, LPC, and Julia Stamman, LPC

1.5 CE Credits for social workers, LPCs, LMFTs and psychologists

What you get in this online course:

  • 1.5 hours of recorded videos and supplemental materials
  • In-depth worksheet to help walk you through your own group niche
  • 3 Units: our tips for success; why run groups; curating groups to support your niche
  • Lifetime access to the course materials
  • 1.5 CE Credits will be offered once you pass the knowledge check and course evaluation

Register today!

Start anytime & study at your own pace!

Only $30 – 1.5 CE Credits included

Learning Objectives

Following this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the overlap of group purpose, group benefits, and specialized niching.
  2. Compare and contrast the group format options when specializing.
  3. Develop a group concept informed by the knowledge of different types of group options.

More about the Co-Leaders

Kaylia Schunemann, LPC (she/her)
Picture of a neurodivergent counselor Julia Stamman for the neurodivergent therapy group
Julia Stamman, LPC (she/her)

Julia Stamman (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX. She is the owner of Heart of the Realm, a private practice that specializes in working with adults who self-identify as geeks, gamers, and misfits. Julia has been running Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) therapy groups focused on anxiety and depression online since 2020. She has spoken at conventions such as PAX South and SXSW about D&D Group Therapy and its benefits. Julia is currently running intensive training groups for other mental health professionals who would like to run their own D&D Therapy Groups.

Kaylia Schunemann (she/her) is a Licensed Professional Counselor working with clients virtually throughout Texas. In her private practice, Kaylia specializes in existential concerns, such as identity exploration, navigating uncertainty, and meaning-making. She has led two interpersonal process groups, The Existentialist Group and The 20-Something Group, since 2020. Her work leading groups was featured on the podcast, Therapy on Tap. Kaylia is currently running the third round of an expressive arts group at The Wildflower Studio in Denton, Texas.

Resources & Citations

  • American Counseling Association. (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. Alexandra, V: Author. https://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2014-code of-ethics-finaladdress.pdf
  • Berg, I. K., & Reuss, N. H. (1998). Solutions step by step: A substance abuse treatment manual. New York: Norton.
  • Jacobs, E E.., Schimmel, C. J., Masson, R. L., & Harvill, R. L. (2016). Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills (8th Ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning
  • Menesini, E. & Salmivalli, C. (2017). Bullying in schools: The state of knowledge and effective interventions. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 22. https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2017.1279740
  • Rosendahl, J., et al., The American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 74, No. 2, 2021
  • Tuckman, B. W., & Jensen, M. C. (1977). Stages of small-group development revisited. Group & Organization Studies, 2 (4), 419-427. https://doi.org/10.1177/105960117700200404
  • Yalom, I.D., & Leszcs, M. (2020). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (6th ed). Basic Books.
  • Pappas, S. (2023, March 1). Group therapy is as effective as individual therapy, and more efficient. Here’s how to do it successfully. Monitor on Psychology, 54(2).
Email groupconvostraining@gmail.com with any questions.

The co-presenters have no conflicts of interest to report, and receive no commercial support for this training.