In addition to our Peer Support Groups (focused on recovery from alcohol/drug problems–select Calendar for dates, times, and locations), LCL offers groups led by licensed professionals. Some groups are time-limited, others ongoing. Like other LCl services, these groups are free and confidential. An individual screening appointment with the group’s leader is necessary before attending our professionally led groups.
Groups Currently Running
Professional Conduct Group
Support for attorneys involved in a disciplinary process. Ongoing, meets twice a month.
(Usually meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of month at 1 PM, but check to make sure. If interested, arrange screening interview with Barbara Bowe, LICSW at LCL.)
Unemployed Lawyers Group
LCL Peer Recovery Support Groups
These groups, still thriving, are the original LCL groups, purely peer-run in the 12-step tradition (anonymous), for lawyers and law students in or seeking recovery. You will find all kinds of lawyers at all stages of sobriety (from days to decades) who come here to connect with and gain support from one another in a spirit of camaraderie. There are two meetings a week at the LCL offices, in addition to meetings elsewhere around the state. (Click here for calendar and locations.)
Solo and Small Firm Attorneys Group
The new incarnation of this group is a joint, time-limited LOMAP/LCL effort, co-led by Rodney Dowell, Esq. of LOMAP and Jeffrey Fortgang, PhD of LCL. Designed as a series of 6 sessions (each combining presentation and discussion) meeting every other Friday from 12:30 to 1:45 pm, the first voyage begins September 14, 2012 and focusing on ways to “Get Things Done.” Participants will learn skills such as how to prioritize/organize; overcome self-defeating beliefs and habits; combat procrastination & time wasters; leverage technology to increase efficiency.
When we have at least a few lawyers interested in the same kind of group at the same time, we can offer many kinds of groups. Past groups have focused on topics such as: Depression; Lawyers at Mid-Life/Mid-Career; Lawyers with Interpersonal Difficulties or Learning Disorders; Women Lawyers; Early Recovery; Self-Assessment; Retirement; ACOA (for lawyers whose childhoods in alcoholic homes may be reflected in current personality characteristics); etc. If a particular kind of group is of interest to you, let us know. Or if you have a “ready-made group” of peers who would like to discuss and get psychological input on a shared concern, and who can meet in Boston, we can probably accommodate you.