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November 2020

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Friday, November 6
Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Location: Online Event
Event: FCGPS 2020 Conference Group: A Healing Force for the 21st Century
Description:

The conference will be entirely virtual around the theme of Group: Healing in the 21st Century.  CONFERENCE INFORMATION

We have 10 institutes and 13 workshops over the two days! 

 

We are offering 20% discount for all affiliate members using the code: AGPA2020

We are also offering a 20% discount for all essential workers using the code: ESSENTIAL2020

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/group-a-healing-force-for-the-21st-century-virtual-conference-tickets-119174252397

 

Friday November 6, 2020

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Focus Group: 

Visioning for Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity at FCGPS

 

Saturday, November 7
Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm
Location: Online Event
Event: MAGPS Fall Conference with Dr. Aziza A. B. Platt
Description:

Fall Conference 2020 – Let’s Face The Fact(or)s: Navigating Race in Groups Through Re-Examining Therapeutic Factors

Let’s Face The Fact(or)s: Navigating Race in Groups Through Re-Examining Therapeutic Factors

white-squareGuest Presenter: Aziza Belcher Platt, PhD

Saturday, & Sunday, November 7-8, 2020
Location: Virtual
This event is co-sponsored by
The Washington School of Psychiatry

 

Conference Description: This conference, which is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, and social workers, offers both didactic and experiential learning experiences to deepen attendees understanding of topical content in preparation for introducing the gained knowledge into their group work.

 

 

Dr. Aziza Belcher Platt has created a fall conference for MAGPS in response to current nationwide racial reckoning and community calls for healing and equity. Through various activities (i.e., presentations, discussions, small and large groups sessions, and small process group experiences) attendees will explore race in groups from the perspective of group therapists. The conference will focus on how group therapists can utilize the dynamics unique to group, the ever-present therapeutic factors, and one’s own full clinical repertoire, to navigate the gamut of racial-cultural events. Attendees will develop and strengthen their abilities and confidence in guiding their groups into racial-cultural exploration and through difficult racial-cultural interactions. Guided by professional ethics and social justice obligations, clinicians will: 1) Practice addressing the group climate; 2) Gain introspection into members’ racial-cultural identities, and, 3) Learn how to guide interracial/intercultural group interactions towards corrective experiences within the group. Ultimately, learnings from this conference will help practitioners, and by extension their group members, facilitate corrective experiences in their social groups, daily lives, and communities at -large.

Learning objectives:

The participants will be able to:

  1. Identify relevant ethical codes associated with addressing systemic oppression and creating inclusive and culturally responsive therapeutic encounters
  2. Analyze race and racism in individual and societal systems and extrapolate that to group therapy
  3. Identify the trajectories and outcomes of racial-cultural events in groups Use an understanding of the therapeutic factors to illuminate, facilitate, and resolve racial-cultural events within groups
  4. Apply a broad range of skills, strategies, and innovative practices to incorporate principles of social justice into their group work
  5. Identify performance and social anxiety and methods to address it; and,
  6. Demonstrate Increased self-knowledge and awareness of practitioner anxiety and coping mechanisms and how they may impact work with patients

About our Presenter

Dr. Aziza A. B. Platt is a licensed psychologist who provides culturally responsive individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, and psychological assessment. She treats various concerns and specializes in racial-cultural issues, trauma, and grief. She was inspired to get into mental health to contribute to efforts to make therapy more acceptable, accessible, and affordable particularly for marginalized communities. Social justice and liberation are an indelible part of her work. For patients, she aims to eliminate barriers, structural and otherwise, to seeking and receiving quality and culturally competent mental health care, especially for underrepresented and under-served communities. As a practitioner, she strives to help the field and practitioners become increasingly more culturally aware and responsive. As a scientist, she focuses on health disparities and evidence-based research to inform culturally responsive clinical practice. She hopes to integrate the skills from her previous career as a software developer into her psychological endeavors.

 

For more information please contact Karen Eberwein & Chris Straley, Conference Co-Chairs, at conferences@magps.org.

 

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Online Event
Event: FCGPS 2020 Conference Group: A Healing Force for the 21st Century
Description:

The conference will be entirely virtual around the theme of Group: Healing in the 21st Century.  CONFERENCE INFORMATION

We have 10 institutes and 13 workshops over the two days! 

 

We are offering 20% discount for all affiliate members using the code: AGPA2020

We are also offering a 20% discount for all essential workers using the code: ESSENTIAL2020

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/group-a-healing-force-for-the-21st-century-virtual-conference-tickets-119174252397

 

 

SATURDAY November 7, 2020

9:00 am - 9:10 am Orientation and Brief Status Update FCGPS

9:15 am - 10:30 am Panel

10:40 am - 1:10 pm (Institutes)

1:10 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Institutes) 

End of Day

 

Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Location: Online Event
Event: AGPS Annual Conference with Dr. Alexis D. Abernethy
Description:
The AGPS Annual Conference returns! Join us for a thought-provoking training on racism and group psychotherapy.

http://bit.ly/AGPS2020

AGPS Annual Conference

Neuroscience and Racism: The Power of Groups for Overcoming Implicit Bias

with

Dr. Alexis D. Abernethy, Clinical Psychologist, Certified Group Psychotherapist, Professor of Clinical Psychology, and Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

6 CEUs (3 Ethics) Available for Social Workers, LPCs, LMFTs, & Psychologists.

Event Description: 

Alexis D. Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, will present on how race-related stimuli are processed in the brain and current insights related to implicit bias. The implications of these insights for group leadership will be discussed, and participants will engage in experiential exercises that will aid them in addressing these issues in groups.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Abernethy is a clinical psychologist and professor in the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She is also the Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Fuller. Dr. Abernethy graduated from Howard University with a BS in Psychology and received her MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She has conducted institutes and workshops nationally on cultural competence and spirituality in group therapy. Dr. Abernethy is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). She has served as Co-Chair of AGPA’s Institute Committee and Annual Meeting and currently serves on the Board of Directors for AGPA.

Dr. Abernethy edited the 2004 special edition of the journal Group on spirituality in group therapy. She contributed the chapter, “A Spiritually Informed Approach to Group Psychotherapy” in Kleinberg’s 2012 edited volume, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Group Psychotherapy. She recently co-authored an article with Lee Stevens on “Neuroscience and Racism: The Power of Groups for Overcoming Implicit Bias” and another article with David Allen and Marie Carroll: “Adapting Group Therapy to Address Real World Problems: Insights from Groups Offered in the Bahamas” in The International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (2017).

Event Schedule :

8:30-9:00am Arrival/Registration

9:00-9:15 Announcements/Introduction

9:15-9:35 Lecture by Presenter

9:35-9:50 Discussion/Q & A

9:50-10:15 Lecture by Presenter

10:15-10:30 Discussion/Q & A

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40-11:40 Demonstration Group

11:40-12:00pm Demonstration Group Discussion

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:15 Demonstration Group

2:15-2:45 Demonstration Group Discussion

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:10 Questions/Application to Practice

4:10-4:25 Final Thoughts/Wrap-Up

4:25-4:30 Evaluations

Workshop Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

1. Explain how stereotypes are created and maintained in the brain.

2. Identify the key social psychological concepts that influence stereotyping

3. State how implicit racial messages in society affect the brain even at an unconscious level.

4. List three interventions that enhance therapists' abilities to attend to racial dynamics in the process of ethical decision making.

5. Identify how therapists’ backgrounds inform their perspectives when addressing racial dynamics.

6. Identify approaches to address and overcome the problems of implicit racism in a group setting.

Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neuroscience-and-racism-the-power-of-groups-for-overcoming-implicit-bias-tickets-116258748045

 

Time: 11:30am - 7:30pm
Location: Online Event
Event: NCGPS Fall Event with Katie Griffin, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA
Description:

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ncgps-annual-fall-event-2020-tickets-121752754767


NCGPS Fall Event

Presenter: Katie Griffin, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA, CGP

Location: Online via Zoom

Saturday, November 7, 2020

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM PST (Pacific!)

Course Description:The role of a group leader today challenges all of us. What does it mean to be a group leader in this paradigm? This conference will address the pressure to be resilient in the face of global crises. We will explore together our existing assets available for use in new ways. This will be a didactic and experiential event.

Participants will learn how to handle the impact on group members of a pandemic, polarizing political climates, systemic racism and climate change, assist them with responses to turbulent economics, gender-based and racially oppressive systems, help them talk to each other about the emotionally significant journey of their lives while broadening their capacity for here and now intimacy. It will also help us learn how to deal with our own reactions to all of these subjects while holding and bearing the larger part of anxiety created by life in our society, and do this online.

Sunday, November 8
Time: 8:30am - 1:15pm
Location: Online Event
Event: MAGPS Fall Conference with Dr. Aziza A. B. Platt
Description:

Fall Conference 2020 – Let’s Face The Fact(or)s: Navigating Race in Groups Through Re-Examining Therapeutic Factors

Let’s Face The Fact(or)s: Navigating Race in Groups Through Re-Examining Therapeutic Factors

white-squareGuest Presenter: Aziza Belcher Platt, PhD

Saturday, & Sunday, November 7-8, 2020
Location: Virtual
This event is co-sponsored by
The Washington School of Psychiatry

 

Conference Description: This conference, which is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, and social workers, offers both didactic and experiential learning experiences to deepen attendees understanding of topical content in preparation for introducing the gained knowledge into their group work.

 

 

Dr. Aziza Belcher Platt has created a fall conference for MAGPS in response to current nationwide racial reckoning and community calls for healing and equity. Through various activities (i.e., presentations, discussions, small and large groups sessions, and small process group experiences) attendees will explore race in groups from the perspective of group therapists. The conference will focus on how group therapists can utilize the dynamics unique to group, the ever-present therapeutic factors, and one’s own full clinical repertoire, to navigate the gamut of racial-cultural events. Attendees will develop and strengthen their abilities and confidence in guiding their groups into racial-cultural exploration and through difficult racial-cultural interactions. Guided by professional ethics and social justice obligations, clinicians will: 1) Practice addressing the group climate; 2) Gain introspection into members’ racial-cultural identities, and, 3) Learn how to guide interracial/intercultural group interactions towards corrective experiences within the group. Ultimately, learnings from this conference will help practitioners, and by extension their group members, facilitate corrective experiences in their social groups, daily lives, and communities at -large.

Learning objectives:

The participants will be able to:

  1. Identify relevant ethical codes associated with addressing systemic oppression and creating inclusive and culturally responsive therapeutic encounters
  2. Analyze race and racism in individual and societal systems and extrapolate that to group therapy
  3. Identify the trajectories and outcomes of racial-cultural events in groups Use an understanding of the therapeutic factors to illuminate, facilitate, and resolve racial-cultural events within groups
  4. Apply a broad range of skills, strategies, and innovative practices to incorporate principles of social justice into their group work
  5. Identify performance and social anxiety and methods to address it; and,
  6. Demonstrate Increased self-knowledge and awareness of practitioner anxiety and coping mechanisms and how they may impact work with patients

About our Presenter

Dr. Aziza A. B. Platt is a licensed psychologist who provides culturally responsive individual and group psychotherapy, family therapy, and psychological assessment. She treats various concerns and specializes in racial-cultural issues, trauma, and grief. She was inspired to get into mental health to contribute to efforts to make therapy more acceptable, accessible, and affordable particularly for marginalized communities. Social justice and liberation are an indelible part of her work. For patients, she aims to eliminate barriers, structural and otherwise, to seeking and receiving quality and culturally competent mental health care, especially for underrepresented and under-served communities. As a practitioner, she strives to help the field and practitioners become increasingly more culturally aware and responsive. As a scientist, she focuses on health disparities and evidence-based research to inform culturally responsive clinical practice. She hopes to integrate the skills from her previous career as a software developer into her psychological endeavors.

 

For more information please contact Karen Eberwein & Chris Straley, Conference Co-Chairs, at conferences@magps.org.

 

 

Time: 8:50am - 1:45pm
Event: FCGPS 2020 Conference Group: A Healing Force for the 21st Century
Description:

The conference will be entirely virtual around the theme of Group: Healing in the 21st Century.  CONFERENCE INFORMATION

We have 10 institutes and 13 workshops over the two days! 

 

We are offering 20% discount for all affiliate members using the code: AGPA2020

We are also offering a 20% discount for all essential workers using the code: ESSENTIAL2020

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/group-a-healing-force-for-the-21st-century-virtual-conference-tickets-119174252397

 

SUNDAY November 8, 2020

8:50 am - 9:00 am Orientation (quick info session)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (180 Minute Workshops)

9:00 am - 10:30 am (90 Minute AM Workshops)

10:35 am - 12:05 pm (90 Minute PM Workshops)

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Large Group: 

Facilitated by Jeff Price LPC, LAC, CGP, FAGPA

End of Day

 

Friday, November 13
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Online Event
Event: An RAGPS Virtual Conference: Delinda Spain, LCSW, CGP, CEDS Two Models, One Mission: Blending Modern Analysis and DBT in Group Therapy
Description:

Register here: http://www.ragps.org/

Explore how two seemingly different models can be blended to create a dynamic and engaging skills training group that addresses resistances and facilitates emotional growth. We will explore relevant concepts from both theoretic approaches as they pertain to group facilitation separate from one another and then as a combined technique.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will explore theoretical overviews of both Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Modern Analytic Group Therapy.
  2. Attendees will participate in or observe demonstration groups of each model separately.
  3. We will compare and contrast these two models both in technique and context of each theory.
  4. Learners will participate in or observe a demonstration group which combines aspects of each theory into an integrated treatment approach.
  5. Considerations will be made for the use of this integrated model in Individual therapy.

Conference Outline 

  • 9 - 12:15 Overviews of DBT and Modern Analysis as well as experiential groups in both
  • 12:15 - 1:45 Lunch Break
  • 1:45 - 4:35 Comparing and contrasting both approaches, presentation of skills training using Modern Analytic techniques, experiential group blending both techniques
  • 4:35 - 5:00 Wrap up and discussion/questions

 

Saturday, November 14
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Online Event
Event: An RAGPS Virtual Conference: Delinda Spain, LCSW, CGP, CEDS Two Models, One Mission: Blending Modern Analysis and DBT in Group Therapy
Description:

http://www.ragps.org/

Online Consultation Group

Saturday November 14th, 2020 9am - 11am

Delinda will lead a 90-minute experiential consultation group providing a confidential setting for therapists to explore their work with individual patients, couples and groups. The last half hour will be open to a discussion of this group experience.

 

 

Friday, November 20
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Online Event
Event: Eastern GPS Plenary Presentation
Description:

Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Saturday & Sunday,November 21 & 22
PLENARY

Friday evening, November 20th7:00 - 9:30 PM 

EGPS is PROUD to Present a Plenary Presentation by Ronnie Levine, PhD, CGP, ABPP, FAGPA
LOVE, HATE AND FEAR IN AN AGE OF SOCIAL CRISIS
In her plenary, Dr. Levine will explore the following: Therapists and patients alike have been confronted with challenging and transformational changes due to a global pandemic and a social, political and economic crisis. The pandemic crisis has impinged upon our psyche in different discernible ways.
Our capacities to think, manage our feelings, adapt to loss and hardships, recover from regressions, relate constructively, form community and develop a resiliency have been tested by the relentless pressures that have emerged. While we have all had to adapt for our basic survival by managing our responses to danger, there has also arisen a developing social awareness of the catastrophic danger of the systemic social, judicial, and economic disparity that disproportionately harms people of color and a disadvantaged class. These traumatic currents are all in the context of a brutal, polarizing electoral environment, which is both reflecting fear and generating it. Questions concerning our leadership and the fate of democracy are among the disturbing social and political dynamics that have emerged and affected our collective minds. In this plenary, we will investigate how some of these extraordinary pressures have affected our minds and the therapeutic process. From a group analyst’s perspective, we will explore the crisis and the relational complexities that have emerged in treatment. We will study how we can find a way to work, live and draw on our life force during such troubled times.
BIO: Dr. Ronnie Levine is a clinical psychologist and a group and individual psychoanalyst. A graduate of Cornell University, she has her doctoral degree from Adelphi University, was a Harvard Fellow and a graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.Over the years, Dr. Levine has focused her interest on group psychotherapy. She has been weaving her interest in modern psychoanalysis, object relations, relational theories, and group analysis with her understanding of the group experience and primitive emotional communication.She has conducted many workshops and institutes nationally and internationally and has been the featured conference speaker for several local group societies in the USA. Dr. Levine has been on the faculty of many group therapy programs, including The Center for Group Studies and the EGPS Training Program in Group Psychotherapy. She has published articles on clinical issues in group therapy and on the group dynamics surrounding the Trump - Clinton election.A former Board member of AGPA and EGPS, Dr. Levine is currently on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy.Dr. Levine, a Fellow of AGPA, was the Lou Ormont Lecturer in 2009 at AGPA, and in 2011 was honored by EGPS for her outstanding contributions to the field of group psychotherapy. Dr. Levine is the invited discussant for The Foulkes Lecture in London in May 2021.Dr. Levine is in private practice in New York City where she conducts individual and group therapy and individual and group supervision. She also has ongoing training groups in Austin, Boston and San Francisco. 

Registration for the Plenary is included in full or partial Conference registration. You can also choose to register for the Plenary only. Please see registration links below.
Registration is now being accepted for the 2020 EGPS Annual Conference.(new this year-online registration)
Click here for LINK to ONLINE Registration(NOTE: Once you are on the Registration page, you will need to click on the REGISTER Tab on the top. You will then create a login (email address) and password. Please make note of this information as you will need it to go back to your registration to check it, change it or on the day of the event to enter your sessions.)

Click here for full Conference Brochure with Descriptions: https://egps.secure-platform.com/a/

Registration is processed on a first-come first-served basis and all workshops have limited registration. 

If you need scholarship assistance to attend the Conference, contact the EGPS office at info@egps.org for the application. 

Saturday, November 21
Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Online Event
Event: Eastern GPS Annual Conference
Description:

2020 EGPS Virtual Conference

In Times of Crisis: Using Groups for Recovery and Resilience

Registration information: https://egps.secure-platform.com/a/

In early 2020 our world was thrown into crisis as COVID-19 shut down life as we knew it. The threat of contracting the virus, the loss of loved ones, mass unemployment, and mandated social distancing, are only a few of the challenges that have taken a toll on our mental health. And the burden has not been equally borne, with Black, Native American and Latinx people dying at much higher rates than White people.  Our hope is that this Conference will allow us to reflect on how we as therapists have navigated these crises - simultaneously shared and disparate – with our patients. How have we adapted to treating patients and running our groups online in these daunting circumstances? How does the particular crisis of COVID-19 interact with the wide array of crises we and our patients regularly face in the course of our work?
This year our Conference will take place entirely online. We are saddened to miss the opportunity to gather in person. And while we know it won’t be the same, we have built in opportunities for socializing throughout the three days of the Conference.

Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Zoom
Event: Racial and Ethnic Diversity SIG
Sunday, November 22
Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Online Event
Event: Eastern GPS Annual Conference
Description:

2020 EGPS Virtual Conference

In Times of Crisis: Using Groups for Recovery and Resilience

Registration information: https://egps.secure-platform.com/a/

In early 2020 our world was thrown into crisis as COVID-19 shut down life as we knew it. The threat of contracting the virus, the loss of loved ones, mass unemployment, and mandated social distancing, are only a few of the challenges that have taken a toll on our mental health. And the burden has not been equally borne, with Black, Native American and Latinx people dying at much higher rates than White people.  Our hope is that this Conference will allow us to reflect on how we as therapists have navigated these crises - simultaneously shared and disparate – with our patients. How have we adapted to treating patients and running our groups online in these daunting circumstances? How does the particular crisis of COVID-19 interact with the wide array of crises we and our patients regularly face in the course of our work?
This year our Conference will take place entirely online. We are saddened to miss the opportunity to gather in person. And while we know it won’t be the same, we have built in opportunities for socializing throughout the three days of the Conference.

 


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