International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists Committees

Clinical Professional Relations Committee

Informs the professional community about the CGP. Develops material for promoting group therapy practices. Oversees the Harold S. Bernard Award for Outstanding Contributions in Education and Training in Group Therapy. 

Chair:

Judith Coche, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
Waterworks Building, Stes 302-303
359 96th Street
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1409
Office: (215) 735-1908
E-mail: drjudithcoche@gmail.com 

Members:

Robert L. Gleave, Ph.D. ABPP, CGP
Brigham Young University
1500 WSC
Provo, UT 84602
Office: (801) 422-3035
Fax: (801) 422-0173
E-mail: robert_gleave@byu.edu

Katie L. Griffin, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA
4103 Marathon Blvd.
Ste. 200
Austin, TX 78756-3719
Office: (512) 656-4067
E-mail: katielgriffin@yahoo.com

Paul LePhouc, Ph.D., CGP 
LePhouc Psychological Services, PLLC
3012 Philfall Street
Houston, TX 77098
Office: (832) 713-7216
Fax: (832) 383-1427
E-mail: paul@drlephouc,com

Practice Development Committee

Creates and maintains relationships/partnerships with healthcare systems to promote group psychotherapy training and high-quality delivery of service. Maintains relationships with national accrediting organizations and payor systems to promote CGP standards. Solicits and ensures submission of Annual Program and Distance Learning Recommendations. 

Co-Chairs:

Joshua M. Gross, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
FSU Student Counseling Center
Student Life Building, Ste 201
Tallahassee, FL 32306-0001
Office: (850) 644-8875
Fax: (850) 644-3150
E-mail: jgross@fsu.edu

Barry Helfmann, Psy.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
28 Milburn Ave
Springfield, NJ 07081-1039
Office: (973) 467-9333 x221
Fax: (973) 467-1145
E-mail: DrBLH@aol.com

Members:

Eleanor F. Counselman, Ed.D., CGP, LFAGPA
42 Crestview Rd.
Belmont, MA 02478-2108
Office: (617) 484-1179
Fax: (617) 489-5783
E-mail: eleanorF@counselman.com

Greg Crosby, MSW, LPC, CGP, FAGPA
417 Lake Bay Ct.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034-3047
Office: (503) 636-1020
E-mail: gregc1112@aol.com

Molyn Leszcz, M.D., FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA 
Mt. Sinai Hospital, #925
600 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
CANADA
Office: (416) 586-4800 x4555
Fax: (416) 586-8654
E-mail: m.leszcz@utoronto.ca 

Search Committee

Recommends persons with the appropriate expertise to participate on the Certification Board of Directors as well as conducts exit interviews. 

Chair:

Kathleen H. Ulman, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
17 Elm Streeet
Boxford, MA 01921-2321
Office: (978) 887-6040
Fax: (978) 887-8977
E-mail: kathyulman@verizon.net

Members:

Paul LePhouc, Ph,D, CGP
LePhuoc Psychological Services, PLLC
3012 Philfall St.
Houston, TX 77098
Office: (832) 713-7216
E-mail: paul@drlephuoc.com

Paul Kaye, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
25504 Sherwood Dr
Huntington Woods, MI 48070-1752
Office: (248) 399-2122
Fax: (248) 399-2122
E-mail: PKExpress@aol.com

Paul Berkelhammer
, MA, LMHC, CGP
511 28th Ave East
Seattle, WA
98112
Office: (206) 720-1500 x2
E-Mail: paul@pugetsoundtherapy.com

Eleanor F. Counselman, Ed.D., CGP, LFAGPA  (ex-officio)
42 Crestview Rd
Belmont, MA 02478-2108
Office: (617) 484-1179
Fax: (617) 489-5783
E-mail: eleanorF@counselman.com

Standards Committee

Reviews and accepts new CGP applicants and keeps current on all clinical credentials for all disciplines. Responsible for all policies and materials on re-certification. Considers ethical issues relevant to group psychotherapy practice.  

Chair:

Frances Weiss, LCSW-R, BCD, DCSW, CGP
121 W 82nd St., Apt 2B
New York, NY 10024-5517
Office: (212) 362-6019
Fax: (212) 580-3849
E-Mail: biddoc@aol.com  

Members:

Jeanne Pasternak, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA (Consultant)
2439 Sunset Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005-1431
Office: (713) 520-0402
Fax: (713) 520-0423
E-mail: jeanne.pasternak@gmail.com 

Steven L. Van Wagoner, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
2440 M Street NW
Suite 429
Washington, DC 20037
Office: (202) 296-5299
Fax: (202) 223-3939
E-mail: slwagoner@verizon.net 

International Liaison Sub-Committee

Coordinates with group therapy organizations world-wide to explore collaboration and improve relations. Works with other agencies interested in partnering and/or consulting on international certification. 

Chair:

Kathleen H. Ulman, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
17 Elm Streeet
Boxford, MA 01921-2321
Office: (978) 887-6040
Fax: (978) 887-8977
E-mail: kathyulman@verizon.net

Members:

Marsha S. Block, CAE, CFRE, FAGPA
American Group Psychotherapy Society
25 East 21st Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Office: (212) 477-2677
Fax: (212) 979-6627
E-mail: mblock@agpa.org

Molyn Leszcz, M.D., FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA
Mt. Sinai Hospital, #925
600 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
CANADA
Office: (416) 586-4800 x4555
Fax: (416) 586-8654
E-mail: m.leszcz@utoronto.ca

Nominating Committee

Identifies and recommends incoming Certification Board Chairpersons

Jeanne Pasternak, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA
2439 Sunset Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005-1431
Office: (713) 520-0402
Fax: (713) 520-0423
E-mail: jeanne.pasternak@gmail.com

Sherrie L. Smith, LCSW-R, CGP, FAGPA
53 Vineyard Hill
Fairport, NY 14450-4617 
Office:(585) 275-3125
Fax:(585) 273-1383
E-mail: sherrie_smith@urmc.rochester.edu

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