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February 2020

Global Calendar
Sunday, February 2
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.


Friday, February 7
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Austin University Area
Event: Winter Workshop Panel 2020: Women Group Leaders and Aggression: Our Stories

Women Group Leaders and Aggression: Our Stories, Our Challenges, and Our Growth (A Workshop for Everyone on the Gender Continuum and for Anyone Interested in Ethical Considerations)

3 CEUs available for Social Workers, LPCs, LMFTs, & Psychologists.

Event Description:
Women group leaders in Austin in early 2017 began discussions and creative explorations of the ways women experience and work with aggression in themselves and in their group members. Regardless of where we find ourselves on the gender identity continuum, our culture, family-of-origin, politics, religion, clinical training, and clinical experiences have shaped and influenced our experience and therapeutic use of aggressive feelings. From these discussions emerged writings, art, poetry, song, an AGPA Open Session, and an AGPA e-Learning presentation. Nine women who were integral to this endeavor will share their stories, challenges, theoretical development, and clinical anecdotes, followed by a large group experience.

Workshop Objectives: In this workshop participants will...

1. Distinguish types of direct and indirect aggressive expression common in group members and women group leaders.

2. Identify and describe at least three examples of countertransference in women group leaders that impact their work with aggression in themselves and in their groups.

3. Describe the factors that help women become better able to use their aggression effectively in group treatment.

4. List three ethical considerations in working with aggression in groups.

About the Presenter:

Jan Morris is a psychologist in private practice. She is Board Certified in the practice of group psychotherapy, a faculty member with the modern analytically-based Center for Group Studies in New York City, a Board member of AGPA and frequent presenter around the US. Jan loves leading groups, as well as supervising and training group leaders.

Ramona Aarsvold has been a psychologist in private practice for 27 years and treats adults and adolescents in individual, group, or couple psychotherapy. She has been a presenter at AGPA. Ramona is the adoptive mother to a beloved teenage son, and writes about the challenges and joys of helping a child overcome a rough start in life.

Jeanne Bunker is a psychotherapist in private practice, where she does clinical work, supervision and teaching. Jeanne works with individuals, couples & groups. She is a faculty member at the Center for Group Studies in New York City. Outside of her mental health practice, Jeanne studies martial arts and holds a black sash in Tai Chi and a black belt in Kung Fu.

Barbara E. Davis has practiced as a psychotherapist for over 40 years and is a past president of AGPS. As a faculty member of the International Society for Bioenergetic Analysis, a modality that integrates body oriented psychotherapy with psychoanalytic thought, she has led numerous workshops and training groups in Canada, New Zealand, Brazil and the US, including workshops for AGPA and AGPS. She specializes in working with trauma, serious illness, grief and loss, as well as enhancing intimacy for couples.

 Ani Mirasol is a sex-positive psychotherapist in private practice. She offers individual, relationship, and group therapy for adults and teens, specializing in the intersection of oppression and trauma. In her fun time, she enjoys the arts, the outdoors, and laughing.

Stacy Nakell has had a private practice in Austin for over a decade. She specializes in psychodynamic therapy with hair-pullers and skin-pickers in both individual and group therapy. She is currently working on a book about her approach. In her free time, she gets her aggression out in the boxing ring!

Patty Olwell is a therapist in private practice. She works with individuals, couples and groups. She became a therapist after a long corporate career and a decade working for public radio. She was a founding board member and past president of Austin IN Connection. When she is not working with clients she is following her passion for dance: salsa, bachata, west coast swing, rumba, bolero and more. She agrees with Friedrich Nietzsche that “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”

Lavanya Shankar is a psychologist in private practice, working with individuals, couples and groups. She specializes in trauma and grief, and has a particular interest in helping clients cultivate healthy relationships. She is involved in ongoing training through the Center for Group Studies in New York. She is also passionate about raising awareness of issues related to diversity.

Alyson Stone is a psychologist and Certified Group Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience helping people develop resilient, meaningful relationships with themselves and others. She has extensive experience presenting nationally on religious trauma, aggression, and emotional resilience, and her work in religious trauma has been published in Group and featured on the BBC. She specializes in helping people deepen their emotional capacity and especially enjoys helping people with aggression and desire.


Tuesday, February 11
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Topics in Psychotherapy: A series for collaborative learning
Event: Rochester Area GPS

RAGPS Presents:

Teresa Snell, LCSW and Dennis Foley, Psy.D.

Topics in Psychotherapy:
A series for collaborative learning

Treatment resistances
     Patients come to therapy with the hope of changing something in their lives. However, in all of us are forces that oppose the desire for change despite the powerful motivational element of one's lived misery. We will explore various resistances and how to work with them, as well as the resistances that are stimulated within us, as therapists, in the treatment.

Sunday, February 16
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Event: AGPA February Webinar:The Theory, Practice, and Research of Child...

Webinar: The Theory, Practice, and Research of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy

Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:30-3:00 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Zipora Shechtman, PhD, DFAGPA

The webinar will present the Expressive-Supportive modality of group therapy with children. This modality is based mainly on the psychodynamic theory. Expressing emotions is a central goal, and group support is the key to achieve the goal. In addition, specific techniques to engage young clients will be outlined and demonstrated. Finally, research supporting the modality will be shared.

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


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