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Friday, November 20

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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. 


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