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. 

Co-Chairs:

Tony Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
4010 Dupont Cir
Suite 409
Louisville, KY 40207
Office: (502) 741-1420
E-mail: drt@drtlsheppard.com

Sherrie L. Smith, LCSW-R, CGP, FAGPA
Strong Behavior Health
300 Crittenden Blvd
Rochester, NY 14642-0001
Office: (585) 275-3125
E-mail: dswjsmith@gmail.com

Members:

Mikhail Bogomaz, PsyD, ABPP,CGP
6950 Philips Hw, Suite 11
Jacksonville, FL 32216
E-mail: misha.bogomaz@unf.edu

Judith Coche, PhD, ABPP, CGP, LFAGPA
Academy House
1420 Locust Street, SUITE 410
Philadelphia, PA 19102-4223
Office: (215) 735-1908
E-mail: drjudithcoche@gmail.com

Michelle Collins-Greene, Ph.D., CGP 
35 Laurel Road
Hamden, CT 06517-4019
Office: (516) 767-2166
E-mail: drmichellecollinsgreene@gmail.com

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

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 

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

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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