78th Annual Conference Sessions and Workshops
Saturday, February 27 (Overview)

All-Day Course
(11:00 am-1:30 pm & 2:45-5:15 pm-Eastern)

C4. Integrative Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy
Greg Crosby, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA

All-Day Workshops
(11:00 am-1:30 pm & 2:45-5:15 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 59a. Living Out Loud: Attuning the Leader's Voice
Marie Sergent, PhD, CGP

Workshop 60a. Engaging in Equitable Practices: How Do We Center Marginalized Identities and Challenge White Cis-Hetero Norms in Group Therapy?
Daniela Recabarren, PhD, MSEd
Renita Sengupta, PsyD

Workshop 61a. Enhancing Empathy and Attachment Using Mindfulness and Psychodramatic Techniques in Process Group
Sue Barnum, MA, TEP, CGP
Shelley Firestone, MD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 62a. Groups as Cultures of Resilience: A Psychodynamically Oriented Decolonizing Approach to Treating Addiction and Trauma
Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CADC, CGP
Joe Whitlock, CADC, MISA

Morning Open Sessions
1 ½ Hour Open Sessions
(11:00 am 12:30 pm-Eastern)

206-5. Moving Forward: Using Groups and Expressive Art Activities to Manage COVID-19 Fears and Transitions
Dawn McBride, PhD
Alyson Worrall, RPsych

Morning Open Sessions
2 ½ Hour Open Sessions
(11:00 am-1:30 pm-Eastern)

312. Political, Organizational, and Group Trauma: Unraveling the Dynamic Matrix of Immigration Services
D. Thomas Stone, Jr, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Chair
Ashley Powell, MS, PhD, CGP
Kimi Jackson, Esq
Cecyll Padilla
Jonathan Ryan, Esq

313. Louis Ormont Lecture - Interesting Times: Lessons From Human History
J. Scott Rutan, PhD, CGP-R, DFAGPA

Morning Workshops
1 ½ Hour Workshops
(11:00 am 12:30 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 63-5. Work Smarter Not Harder: How to Talk Finances in Private Practice
Jill Lewis, MSW, LCSW, CEDS, CGP

Workshop 64-5. For Us By Us: The Need for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Relational Process Group at Predominantly White Institutions
Jacquelin Darby, PsyD, CGP
Tyme Rodriguez, PsyD

Workshop 65-5. Developing an Evidenced-Based Wellness Group for Veterans and Older Adults: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Victoria Bacon, EdD, CGP
Kristen Anderson, PhD, LCPC
Maureen Boiros, MEd, RN

Morning Workshops
2 ½ Hour Workshops
(11:00 am-1:30 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 66. The Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Maintaining Healthy Groups
Ann Steiner, PhD, MFT, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 67. Using our Emotions as Leaders to Understand and Guide our Groups
Dave Kaplowitz, LMFT, CGP

Workshop 68. Greed, Shame, Deprivation, Excitement & Envy: Let’s Talk About Money in Group During (or After) a Pandemic?
Michele Bohls, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 69. Connecting Tele and Telehealth: Experiential Groups Online
Kristine Jackson, LCSW, CET, PAT, CEDS

Workshop 70. Meeting the Moment: Diversifying Psychoanalytic Leader Style and Interventions
Karin Bustamante, PsyD, CGP
Francis Kaklauskas, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 71. Experiencing the Power of Mentalizing in Group
Valorie George, LCSW, CGP
Jennifer Markey, PhD, MEd, CGP

Workshop 72. Where do Asian Americans belong? 
Bob Hsiung, MD
Teresa Lee, MD

Workshop 73. Healing at the Level of the Psychic Skin: Group Psychotherapy with Skin-Pickers and Hair-Pullers
Stacy Nakell, LCSW, CGP

Workshop 74. "Far Away, But Still Very Close." Online Group Therapy through Videoconferencing. Research Update, Best Practice and Live Demonstration
Pepijn Steures, MD, CGP
Bram van der Boom, MD

Afternoon Open Session
(2:45 pm-5:15 pm-Eastern)

314. The Large Group from a Systems-Centered Framework

Susan Gantt, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DFAGPA
Mike Maher, MA UKCP
Frances Carter, MSS, LSW
Ray Haddock, MBChB, MMedSc, FRCPsych

Robi Friedman, PhD

Sessions also offered on Thursday and Friday (5:30 – 6:45 pm).
Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. 

Afternoon Workshops 
1 ½ Hour Workshops
(2:45 pm 4:15 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 75-5. The Creation of an Online Group for Elders in the Time of Corona
Claudia Apfelbaum, LCSW

Afternoon Workshops
(2:45 pm-5:15 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 76. Endings and Loss: How We Are Changed
Jeffrey Mendell, MD, CGP
Marsha Vannicelli, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA

Workshop 77. Expanding the Repertoire: Creative Exercises to Enhance Group Process
Corinne Hannan, PhD, CGP, CEDS
Anna Packard, PhD, CGP, CEDS

Workshop 78. Group Coordinators Need Support Too! National Survey Results and Future Directions for Nourishing Group Therapy Programs in UCCs and Similar Group Therapy Programs
Mansi Brat, PhD, CGP, UCC
Carrie Brown, PhD
Niki Keating, PhD, CGP
Shenette Scille, PsyD

Workshop 79. Unlocking Your Inner Hero: An Experiential Role-Playing Group to Connect with Others and Empower One to Act as Their Ideal Self
Vincent Dehili, PhD, CGP
Graham Morris, PhD
Elisabeth Romines, PhD

Master Workshop 80. Out of this World and into Group?: Group-as-a- Whole Concepts and Interventions
Nancy Wesson, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 81. Zoom in (or not!): Virtual Group Telehealth Delivery, Body Image, and the Therapeutic Relationship
Sharon Bolin, LCSW, MSW, BA
Sue Mengden, PhD, CEDS
Hallie Nikotich, BA

Workshop 82. Exploring Our LGBTQ+ Identities: An Affinity Group
Li Brookens, LCSW, CGP
Stef Gentuso, MA, LPCC
Angelynn Hermes, MSW, LCSW, CGP

Workshop 83. Surfing the Urge in Times of Uncertainty: Running Integrative Harm-Reduction Psychotherapy Groups
Adam Frankel, PhD, CGP

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