EGPS Training Program in Group Psychotherapy [Save to my Calendar]

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
EGPS Training Program in Group Psychotherapy
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
Weekly until Monday, August 1st, 2022


Training Program in
Group Psychotherapy
2022 - 2023 


The 2022-2023 class of the EGPS Training Program in Group Psychotherapy will be held online!

The EGPS Training Program is a concentrated, psychodynamically oriented training program designed to accommodate therapists in clinics, agencies, and private practice. Through three essential weekly components: Group Consultation, A Didactic Class, and an Experiential Group, the training is structured to provide a foundation of competence in conducting both long-term and time-limited group psychotherapy.

In addition, the Training Program addresses racial and social justice issues in group work. The Program continuously strives to be diverse, inclusive, equitable and representative of our student body.

The program meets weekly from mid-September through mid-June on Zoom. The Consultation Group Component of the Program meets from 5:30 -7:00 PM on either Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. The Didactic and Experiential Group Components meet on Wednesday from 7:15 - 10:00 PM ONLY.

The faculty is composed of senior members of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the program. The Training Program, with an option for additional consultation (see Advanced Training Sequel below), is designed to meet the educational and supervisory requirements for inclusion in the International Board of Certification for Group Psychotherapy.

Rolling Admissions until August 1st, 2022: Submit your application immediately to be considered for the upcoming September, 2022 - June, 2023 class!

Partial scholarships may be available.

Click here to apply for the EGPS Training Program


Weekly Group Consultation
(provides 30 hours towards the CGP credential)
Graduates of the EGPS Training Program, or its equivalent, can opt to pursue training via advanced consultation which helps to refine leadership skills. Group therapists, relatively new to leading groups, delve into the challenges they face in doing group therapy. With the help of a seasoned group practitioner, the consultation group processes clinical dilemmas, psychodynamic and theoretical questions which promote integration of all three domains.

One year of this additional consultation fulfills the supervisory requirements of the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) credential. Trainees meet in a weekly group for 90 minute sessions, 30 in the academic year, typically in the office of the consultation group leader.

Our application can be found here. A third year may be offered for those wanting to further develop their group leadership skills.

For more information contact Marie Rothschild, LCSW, CGP, Dean of Advanced Training Sequel, by email or at 516 536-2953.

Robin Good, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Virginia Seewaldt, PhD

Co-Deans of Admissions
Fanita Henderson, LMHC, NCC
516 330-0870


Ashley Leeds, LCSW
917 900-2083

Dean of Faculty
Chera Finnis, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Dean of Faculty Emertius
Alan Shanel, LCSW, BCD, CGP

Dean of Curriculum
Carolyn Ehrlich, LCSW-R, CGP

Dean, Advanced Training Sequel
Marie Rothschild, LCSW, CGP

The EGPS Training Program in Group Psychotherapy was the recipient of an "Award for Outstanding Contributions in Education and Training in the Field of Group Psychotherapy" presented by the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists.

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