S.P.A.R.C. Consultation Groups


How many people are in the group?

Only ten spots are available per group cycle. Once spots are taken, registration closes.

Groups run twice per year, and each group has 5 participants.

When do the groups meet?

When you register, you have the option of choosing either a Monday at 12 noon group, or a Wednesday at 10 am group. Times are in U.S. Eastern Time.

What is the group process?

We’ll meet twice per month via Zoom (video conferencing). During each meeting, I will teach a brief lesson on systemic therapy, one member will present a case for feedback and reflection, and we’ll have Q+A discussion.

What does the program entail?

Welcome meeting

For a portion of our initial meeting, we will get to know each other, discuss group process, expectations, address questions, and become familiar with our technology platforms.

Monthly participation

SPARC groups will meet live for two hours per month. Members will stay in touch via an online hub between meetings. Live meetings will be recorded and catalogued in the hub for future viewing.

Case presentations

At least one week before the live group meeting, the member choosing to present will send a brief case write-up to members.  The write-up should include a brief summary, as well as the member's desired feedback, goal, and/or concern.

Who is the facilitator?

I (Ili Rivera Walter) am the facilitator of the SPARC groups. I hold both a master’s and doctorate in marriage and family therapy; I am an AAMFT-Approved supervisor, a LMFT in Florida and Pennsylvania, as well as a graduate professor for systemic therapy programs. Read more about my qualifications here.

What is the investment?

The investment for the consultation group is $199/month, or $597 paid in full.

What happens when I click the registration link?

When you click the button below, you’ll be taken to a registration form that includes payment links for your chosen option.

Once your registration and payment are complete, you will receive a welcome email with details. (Add ili@familytherapybasics.com to your email safe list, so you receive all updates.)

S.P.A.R.C. consultation groups are right for you, if:

  • you are a licensed therapist.

  • you are seeking a fresh perspective to jolt your therapy work

  • you are systems-oriented, or you’d like to develop a systemic orientation to enhance your clinical work.

  • you appreciate the clinical point of view I share on the Family Therapy Basics blog.

  • you want to learn and apply practical techniques.

  • you are ready to kick-up your level of clinical expertise.

  • you are able to attend live group meetings.

S.P.A.R.C. consultation groups are not right for you, if:

  • you are a pre-licensed therapist.

  • you are working on establishing basic counseling skills.

  • you are seeking one-on-one supervision.

  • you are unable to attend live group meetings.

  • you are not open to comparing, contrasting, and re-learning clinical skills.