NSGP two-part Mini Conference [Save to my Calendar]

    Sunday, January 22nd, 2023
NSGP two-part Mini Conference
Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

The last few years have challenged group therapists to provide ongoing connections in new and innovative ways as many restrictions impinged upon meeting in person. We adapted and expanded our ways of connecting with each other through a screen that allowed for our voices to be heard and shared, our personal space to be exposed. We learned how ‘clouds’ of internet space made it possible for people from different geographical distances to come together. We are now courageously learning to integrate online and in person groups as ongoing modalities for providing group therapy.

This year, NSGP is offering a two-part Mini Conference to connect with group therapists, new, or experienced, near or far, to learn together and from each other through 2 all-day Experiential Groups.




Sunday January 22, 2023 - 9:00am-3:00 pm

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 9:00am-3:00 pm


Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, will be leading the January General Experiential Group for mixed years of experience.

Farooq is past president of MAGPS, past president of WPS, Chair of Psychiatry Training and Director of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital/DC Department of Behavioral Health. He is the recipient of the 2021 Harold S. Bernard Award for Group Psychotherapy Training by the International Board of Certification for Group Psychotherapists and the 2021 Award for Exceptional Leadership by the Washington Psychiatric Society.

Julie Anderson, PhD, CGP, will be leading a Special Interest Group, entitled “Moving between Two Dimensions and Three: How we experience our shifting dimensionality as we lead groups on Zoom and in person” in January on Zoom and in April in person. You must register for both sessions.

Julie is a clinical psychologist practicing in Brookline, MA. She has been involved in group psychotherapy for over 20 years, and currently sees patients and supervisees in both virtual and in-person formats. She has co-led an Observation Group at Brookline Community Mental Health for over 10 years, and has offered workshops and Experience Groups at the annual meetings of AGPA, NSGP and International Association for Group Psychotherapy annual conferences. She has been involved with the NSGP Conference Committee in many roles; currently she co-chairs NSGP’s newly-formed Program Committee.

Alexandra (Sasha) Watkins, LMHC and Anaïs Lugo-Guercio, OT will be co-leading the April Special Interest Group titled "Talking across differences: An Identity Based Approach to Groups" that will be held in person in the Boston area on April 29, 2023.

Sasha serves as a co-chair of the NSGP Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is an Associate Director of MBA Student & Academic Services at Harvard Business School. She teaches Group Dynamics at Lesley University and has a private practice in Cambridge MA. She has worked in college counseling and human services and has extensive experience working with diverse client populations, including veterans, individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities, neurodiverse adults, students, and cultural minorities. Her clinical interest is identity-based approaches to therapy.

Anaïs received her master’s in occupational therapy from Tufts University. She has experience working in schools, with children from kindergarten to high school, and leading psycho-educational groups in the in-patient mental health setting. Anaïs is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion group leader, leading groups focused on identity, healing, and social justice. She is a member of NSGP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Her areas of interest include inclusive virtual communities.


Sunday January 22, 2023, 9:00am-3:00 pm, On Zoom

Option A: Special Interest Group with Julie Anderson PhD (Day 1)

Option B: General Experiential Group with Farooq Mohyuddin, MD

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, in Person - Boston

Option A: Special Interest Group with Julie Anderson PhD (Day 2)

Option C: Special Interest Group with, Sasha Watkins LCSW & Anaïs Lugo-Guercio, OT.


$275.00 for 2-day Special Interest Group (Option A)

$150.00 for each one day (Option B and C)

Equity Rate (Read More Here)

Scholarship and equity rates are available as needed. 


Each group will be limited to 12 participants maximum.

Option A Special Interest Group with Julie Anderson requires registration and attendance for both sessions.

Zoom links for virtual events will be sent from the Group Leaders the week before the session begins.

Locations and directions for in-person events will be sent from the Group Leaders one week before the session begins.


For questions about the groups, contact Kim McNamara

For questions about registration or payments, contact support@nsgp.com or call 617-431-6747.


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