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January 2020

Global Calendar
Friday, January 10
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: The Council on Recovery
Event: Houston GPS Brown Bag Luncheon

HGPS Training and Education Committee presents Are We Neglecting Trust? by Jon Allen, PhD. This is the fourth and last Brown Bag Luncheon of the 2019-2020 year.  We hope you can join us!  If you would like to order a box lunch, RSVP online, or contact

Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Bishop Jones Center
Event: San Antonio GPS Ethical Dimensions of Loss in Group Psychotherapy

Annual Al Riester Memorial Ethics Workshop

Ethical Dimensions of Loss in Group Psychotherapy




Sunday, January 12
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Event: AGPA January Webinar: Finding a Voice, Bearing Witness, Emerging from...

Webinar: Finding a Voice, Bearing Witness, Emerging from Shadows: Dynamics in Group

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12-1:30 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

ohn Schlapobersky, BA, MSc, CGP

Group-analytic psychotherapy provides a forum - the group circle - that allows each member to find their own voice in a circle of others, to bear witness to the voices of others and to bring their lives out of the shadows, discovering themselves amongst others by learning to listen and talk.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is .00. 1.5 CE credits are available at .50 for members or .00 for nonmembers.


Friday, January 17
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: DoubleTree - Austin University Area
Event: AGPS Annual Business Meeting & Panel Discussion

How We Talk About the Power and Value of Group

It can be challenging to clearly and consistently articulate the power and value of group. Please join AGPS at this year's Annual Meeting, which will include a panel discussion focused on the ways we talk about the value of group therapy with prospective members, clients, professional colleagues, and our personal community. Panelists Katie Griffin, Jeffrey Hudson, Randy Frasier, and Tammy Brown will consider how their experiences with groups affect the way they see and talk about the power of group. Small group breakout sessions will provide participants with opportunities to continue the dialogue regarding how AGPS as an organization and we, ourselves, can meaningfully share ideas about the power of group with others.

The panel discussion will be preceded by the business portion of the meeting, during which Incoming President Scott Phillips and the AGPS board will share organizational progress, successes, and changes from the past year, as well as goals for the coming year. Outgoing Treasurer John Cooper will give an overview of the financial health of our organization.

Katie Griffin, LPC, CGP, FAGPA
Jeffrey Hudson, LPC, CGP, FAGPA
Randy Frasier, PhD
Tammy Brown, LCSW, CGP

Date:  Friday, January 17th, 2020
Time:  2pm - 5pm
Charge:  There is no charge for this event. Refreshments will be provided.


Saturday, January 18
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Various
Event: NSGP Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course

The NSGP Training Committee is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the

2020 Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course!

This is an amazing opportunity for you to

  • learn through both didactic and experiential components
  • understand key facets of group therapy including the role of the leader, group dynamics, issues involving diversity, and many more
  • complete the didactic requirements for your Certified Group Psychotherapist credential (CGP)
  • develop skills suitable for working in a variety of settings (e.g., hospitals, clinics, private practice, etc.)
  • earn up to 24.5 CEUs

The Principles Course consists of five half-day didactic modules and a one day-long experiential group, generally meeting once a month for the first half of the year. The course features an all-star line up of faculty to guide participants through the foundational material of understanding group dynamics and running therapy groups.

Module 1: The Foundations of Group Therapy - Joe Shay, Ph.D. CGP (January 18)

Module 2: The Change Process in Groups - Theresa Cohen, LICSW CGP (February 1)

Module 3: The Role of the Leader - Ann Keren Neeman-Kantor, Psy.D., LICSW (March 21)

Module 4: Group Dynamics - Adam Silk, MD, CGP (April 18)

Module 5: Structure & Thematic Groups - Amy Matias, Ph.D., LICSW, CGP (May 2)

Module 6: Day-Long Experiential Group - Scott Reinhardt, Ph.D., CGP (May 16)

The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 3! Completion of the Principles Course also includes one year of NSGP membership and all membership benefits.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Scholarships may be available. NSGP members and non-members are encouraged to apply. Please see our website for more information.

Questions? Please contact Selina Guerra at, or by phone at 617-651-0446.

Brought to you by the NSGP Training Committee

Annie Weiss, LICSW CGP FAGPA & Caleb Englander, LICSW, co-chairs
Jeff Brand, Psy.D. CGP
Ann Keren Neeman-Kantor, LICSW, Psy.D
Penelope Moore, LICSW
Marilyn Downs, Ph.D, LICSW
Selina Guerra, PhD
Vivian Roman-Hampton, LICSW


Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: NCGPS
Event: Modern Analytic Group Therapy Salon: Resistances to Intimacy

We are pleased to announce that NCGPS is organizing a series of salons to discuss some of the key concepts in modern analytic group therapy. Participants will have the chance to engage with these concepts through readings, discussion, and exploration of case material. These salons are open to all therapists who are interested in group therapy and/or modern analysis. Our aim is to promote group therapy, create community and enrich the field with modern analytic ideas. Facilitators are all students of the Center for Group Studies in New York City.

Facilitated by
Laura Kasper, PHD, CGP –
Ali Kimmell, LCSW –
Shanon Sitkin, LMFT, CGP –

RSVP donation to NCGPS (CEUs Available for )

Sunday, January 19
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Event: Principles of Group Psychotherapy, Part I

Webinar Series: Principles of Group Psychotherapy, Part I

Sundays, January 19, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2020, 11AM-1PM

Misha Bogomaz, PsyD, ABPP, CGP & Jennifer Martin, PhD, CGP, Co-Directors

AGPA is pleased to offer the Principles of Group Psychotherapy curriculum in two parts. Part 1, the didactic portion, will be offered through five weekly webinars by experienced AGPA faculty. The webinar series is a prerequisite for Part 2, the experiential portion, which will be offered at AGPA Connect 2020 as a one-day course.

10 CE credits are available at 0 for members or 0 for nonmembers.


Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: TBD
Event: Diversity Dialogue: The Gender Spectrum in Group Therapy

Diversity Dialogue: The Gender Spectrum in Group Therapy
AGPS Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee and facilitated by Neathery Thurmond, LCSW-S, CGP
5pm-7pm - Save the date! Registration details will be available very soon!

Friday, January 24
Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA
Event: Louisiana GPS 2020 Winter Workshop

2020 Winter Workshop  ?

January 24

Christen Cummins, LCSW-BACS

Group Ethics


?Woman's Hospital

Baton Rouge, LA


Sunday, January 26
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: The Brookline Center
Event: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Making the Complex Decision to Stay on or Lea

Upcoming Practice Development Events

Sunday, January 26, 2020  2:00-4:00 pm REGISTER TODAY!

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Making the Complex Decision to Stay on or Leave Insurance Panels

with Amy Matias, PhD, LICSW, Julie Anderson, PhD, and Guy Croteau, LICSW

Moderated by Oona Metz, LICSW


  • Do you ever feel you are tied to insurance panels? 
  • Do you worry that your referrals will dry up if you don't accept insurance?  
  • Do you feel a sense of moral or ethical obligation to accept clients who can only use their insurance? 
  • Do you have long term clients who use their insurance and fear that no longer accepting insurance will mean you will have to transfer or terminate treatment?

If you have ever asked yourself any of these questions, this presentation is for you. The decision to be an insurance provider in this day and age is a complicated one. Please join us as three psychotherapists in private practice - one who accepts insurance, one who left the panels a year ago, and one who has recently decided to leave - discuss these important questions. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A following the presentation.


January 26th, 2:00-4:00 pm

The Brookline Center

41 Garrison Road, Brookline, MA



Fees (due upon registration) NSGP Members / Non Members   



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Each year, the NSGP Practice Development Committee offers ongoing, informal gatherings in order to  educate our community of clinicians and to provide up to date information on all things that affect our practice.  Our short format programs are cost effective and don’t interfere with work or play.  They are a great way to connect with other clinicians and learn from local experts.  Our events are open to NSGP members and non-members.  We encourage all who are interested in growing a healthy and successful practice to attend.  We look forward to seeing you at our next event.


Friday, January 31
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Restaurant Good Luck!
Event: Rochester GPS 2020 Winter Mingle

2020 Winter Mingle

Hosted by the RAGPS Board

Join us for a relaxed networking and social event at Restaurant Good Luck! Food will be provided along with a cash bar. No prior registration required. We hope to see you there!

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