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:

Mikhail Bogomaz, PsyD, ABPP, CGP
1981 Lordun Terrace
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Office: (469) 450-7147
Email: misha.bogomaz@unf.edu

 

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:

Gary M. Burlingame, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA
238 TLRB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602-5800
Office: (801) 422-7557
Email: gary_burlingame@byu.edu

Molyn Leszcz,
M.D., FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA 
Mt. Sinai Hospital, #925
600 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
Office: (416) 586-4800 x4555
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:

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 

 

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.  

Co-Chairs:

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 

Fran Weiss
, LCSW-R, BCD, DCSW, CGP
121 W 82nd St Suite 2B
New York, NY 10024-5517
Office: (212) 362-6019
Fax: (212) 624-0266
Email: biddoc@franweiss.com

 

 

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 


Nominating Committee

Identifies and recommends incoming Certification Board Chairpersons

Co-Chairs:

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
221 Barretta Court
Roseland, NJ 7068
Office: (973) 983-5304
Fax: (585) 273-1383
Email: dswjsmith@gmail.com

 


 
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