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It’s not too early to register for the 2018 AGPA Meeting... The AGPA 2018 Meeting theme is “The Healing Power of Groups in a Fragmented World.” This 6-day event from February 26-March 3 will be held in Houston, Texas and will feature presentations by leading experts in group therapy.
Highlights of the meeting will include: --Two Special Institute Presentations:
1) Peter Fonagy, PhD, will be discussing “The Technique of Mentalization-Based Treatment for Severe Personality Disorder.”
We hope that you will be able to join us. Here is the registration form.
2) “The Use of the Training Group in Educating and Maintaining the Group Therapist” is the topic of discussion to be led by Elliot Zeisel, PhD, LCSW, CGP, DFAGPA.
-- Elizabeth Knight, MSW, CGP, DFAGPA, will present the Institute Opening Plenary Address.
-- The Mitchell Hochberg Memorial Public Education Event entitled, “Group Process as an Intervention for Community Resocialization” will be presented by David Allen, MD, MPH.
-- “The Role of the Body in Group Psychotherapy: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach” is the title for the Conference Opening Plenary Session to be presented by Pat Ogden, PhD.
-- AGPA President-Elect, Barry Helfmann, PsyD, CGP, DFAGPA, will present his presidential address during the Anne and Ramon Alonso Plenary entitled, “WHY AGPA?”
--The Louis R. Ormont Lecture will be presented by Richard Billow, PhD, ABPP, CGP.
Early Bird Hotel Rates at the Westin Galleria and Oaks Hotels are available. If you reserve your hotel room for the 2018 Meeting before November 30, you will receive a special rate of $179 single/double occupancy rate. Beginning December 1, the rates will be $199 single/double. To take advantage, click here.
Please note: Discounted reservations must include one pre-paid night which is non-refundable.
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