Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health 2018 Awards

The Group Foundation celebrates the following 2018 award recipients who are making a difference:


The Alonso Award for Excellence in Psychodynamic Group Therapy was given to Robert Grossmark, PhD for his article "Narrating the Unsayable: Enactment, Repair and Creative Multiplicity in Group Psychotherapy."

Purple Songs Can Fly of Houston, TX received the Aaron Stein Memorial Award for their creative use of groups in non-therapeutic settings to benefit the community.

Jeffrey L. Kleinberg, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA received the Social Responsibility Award for his exceptional acts of service that benefit the community at large.

Almost 200 individuals received scholarships to attend the meeting, supported through endowed scholarship funds and private donations.


Research Grants were awarded as follows:

"Factors Impacting the Success of Group Programming at Psychology Internship Sites: A National Survey" Principal investigator Lisa Denton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, State University of New York at Fredonia along with Co-Investigator Joshua Gross, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA, Director of Group Services, Florida State University

"Together for Wellness: Group Psychotherapy for Resettled Refugees" Principal investigator Sarah E. Bledsoe, PhD, MPhil, MSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill along with Co-Investigator, Josh Hinson, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director, Refugee Wellness Initiative, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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