PROCESS GROUP EXPERIENCE (PGE) SECTIONS:
These small groups provide participants an environment in which to obtain, expand and retain their skills in conducting group therapy. The PGE sections are conducted by many of the country’s outstanding group therapists. The group psychotherapy skills gained are important in conducting any group, regardless of its theoretical orientation, time parameter or patient population. PGE sections are essential training and benefit the participants, both personally and professionally. A portion of each PGE will be didactic. A maximum of 10 registrants will be accepted per group.
The Process Group Experience Sections will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, March 1-2 from 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Eastern. There will be a 1.5-hour lunch break from 2:30 - 4:00 PM Eastern.
For more information on the presenter, please click on the presenter's name to view their CGP profile.
I-A. GENERAL PROCESS GROUP EXPERIENCE
Less than 4 years of group psychotherapy leadership experience
1. Paul Berkelhammer, MA, LMHC, CP, CGP, Mental Health Counselor, Private Practice, Seattle, Washington
2. Barbara Ilfeld, MSN, RNCS, CGP-R, FAGPA. Mental Health Counselor, Retired, Olympic Valley, California
4. Michele Ribeiro, EdD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA, Oregon State University Counseling and Psychological Services, Corvallis, Oregon
5. Neal Spivack, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Psychologist, NY Harbor Healthcare System - Veterans Health Administration, Bronx, New York
6. Claudia Arlo, LCSW-R, CGP, FAGPA, Mt Sinai/Private Practice/Fordham University, New York, New York
7. Esther G. Stone, MSSW, CGP, DLFAGPA, Social work, Private Practice, Mill Valley, California
4-9 years of group psychotherapy leadership experience
9. Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, CGP, Psychologist, Private Practice, Montclair, New Jersey
10. Paul LePhuoc, PhD, CGP, Private Practice, Houston, Texas
11. Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CADC, CGP, Clinical Psychologist & Group Psychotherapist, Private Practice Working Sobriety Addiction and Recovery Center, Chicago, Illinois
10+ years of group psychotherapy leadership experience
12. Cindy Miller Aron, MSW, CGP, FAGPA, Portland State University Sports Medicine, Private Practice, Portland, Oregon
13. Elaine Cooper, LCSW, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, California
14. Greg MacColl, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA, Faculty, Center for Group Studies, Private Practice, Manhattan, New York
I-B. PROCESS GROUP EXPERIENCE SECTION WITH MIXED LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE
1. Rita G. Drapkin, PhD, CGP, Psychologist, Private Practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2. Leonardo (Leo) Leiderman, PsyD, ABPP, FAACP, CGP, FAGPA, Director, Neurofeedback & Psychological Services, P.C., Purchase, New York
3. Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP, Faculty Member, The Group Therapy Training Program, Berkeley, California
4. Matthew Tomatz, MA, LPC, LAC, CGP, Mental Health Counselor, Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Boulder, Colorado
5. Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, Faculty, Mclean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts
I-C. PROCESS GROUP EXPERIENCE SECTION FOR SENIOR THERAPISTS
Limited to prior AGPA Institute instructors or registrants who have participated in four or more AGPA Institutes.
1. Shari Baron, MSN, CNS, CGP, LFAGPA, Private Practice, Media, Pennsylvania
I-D. TWO-YEAR CONTINUOUS SECTION
Registration for this section assumes attendance at two consecutive AGPA Connect Meetings.
1. Michael P. Frank, MA, LMFT, CGP, LFAGPA, Clinical Supervisor of the Group Therapy Program, The Maple Counseling Center, Los Angeles, California
(This is the first year of this group; new participants will be accepted)
2. Paul Kaye, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Psychologist, Private Practice, Cedar, Michigan; and
Gaea Logan, LPC-S, CGP, FAGPA, In't Center for Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Boulder, Colorado
(This is the 2nd and final year of this group; new participants will not be accepted.)
I-E. National Institute Instructor Designate
Registration for this section is available to approved 2021 NID applicants.
Alexis D. Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, School of Psychology & Marriage and Family, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California
The attendee will be able to:
1. Identify the phases of group development and the leader’s role in each phase.
2. Identify one’s role in the group and those of others
3. Define and apply such concepts as transference, resistance, content versus process and termination.
4. Describe key process interactions in the group.
5. Recognize leader behaviors that facilitate the group process.
6. Identify approaches to addressing termination.
In NID, the attendee will be able to:
- Identify the phases of group development and the leader’s role in each phase.
- Identify one’s most familiar and more uncomfortable roles as a leader.
- Identify countertransferential and transferential challenges.
- Describe key process interactions including cultural dynamics in the group.
- Recognize leader behaviors that facilitate and inhibit the group process and working with cultural dynamics.
- Identify approaches to addressing microaggressions, ruptures, and termination.
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