75th Annual Conference Sessions and Workshops
Saturday, March 3 (Overview)

Early Bird Open Sessions
7:45 – 8:45 A.M. 


Session 219: Contemporary Group Psychotherapy Research 
Cheri Marmarosh, PhD, Co-Chair
Rainer Weber, PhD, Co-Chair
•    Assault Support Group: A Beginning- Marilyn Lanza, PhD
•   Current Research Findings that Support Group Work and Help Leaders Foster the Growth of Group Members- Cheri Marmarosh, PhD

Sessions also on Thursday and Friday (7:15 – 8:15 A.M.)


Session 220: Getting off the Runway: Forming and Launching your New Psychotherapy Group
Amy Matias, MSW, CGP

Session 221: Winnicott Goes to Group: Survival of the Authentic Self in the Dynamic Digital Age
Lindsey Randol, PsychD
David Songco, PsyD
Session 222: Developing Group Counseling in University Counseling Centers: The Role of Group Therapy Assessment
Leia Charnin, PhD
Session 223: A Two-Tiered Group Consultation and Supervision Model for Community and Mental Health Agencies
Delores Hendrix-Giles, LCSW, CGP, Chair
Catherine Flores, LCSW
Lonique Pritchett, PhD, LCSW
Kristin Raney, LCSW, CGP

Early Morning Colloquies
7:45 – 8:45 A.M.

Colloquy 5: Using Group Therapy with Homeless Mothers and Children in Street Situations (CSS)
Social Justice Symbol

Noha Sabry, MD

Colloquy 6: Silence Speaks in Group Therapy: Working with Traumatized People Living in Constant Traumatic Events
Nihaya Aburayyan, MA

All-Day Courses
9:00 – 11:30 A.M. & 2:00 – 4:30 P.M.

(Registration will only be accepted for both the morning and afternoon sessions.)

C4. Group Structure, Process and Content: Key Constructs in Therapeutic Applications of Group Analysis
John Schlapobersky, BA, MSc, CGP

C5. Process Addictions for the Group Psychotherapist: From Isolation to Connection
Shelley Korshak, MD, CGP, FAGPA
Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CADC, CGP
Barney Straus, MSW, MA, CGP, FAGPA

All-Day Workshops
9:00 – 11:30 A.M. & 2:00 – 4:30 P.M.

(Registration will only be accepted for both the morning and afternoon sessions.)


Workshop 75a: Invisible Knapsacks: How White People Can Unpack Whiteness and Work Toward Racial Justice
Social Justice Symbol

Mark Drummond Davis, MSW, CSWA
AJ Metthe, MSW, LCSW
Rachel Redd, MSW, LCSW

Workshop 76a: The Psychoanalytic Power of Social Dreaming: An Opportunity for Communal Integration and Healing of Fragmentation
George Bermudez, PhD

Workshop 77a: Focused Brief Group Therapy: A Brief Intervention with a Lasting Impact
Jordan Allison, PsyD
Martyn Whittingham, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Morning Open Sessions
9:00 – 11:30 A.M.

Session 311: LOUIS R. ORMONT LECTURE— Witnessing: The Third Axis of Group Process
Richard Billow, PhD, ABPP, CGP

Session 312: Using Practice-Based Evidence to Enhance Your Groups is Easy...and Very Helpful!
Kristina Hansen, PhD, CGP, Chair
Gary Burlingame, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Jon Cox, PhD, CGP
Derek Griner, PhD, ABPP, CGP
Session 313: The Frightened, the Angry, and the Mobilized: Group Practitioner Postures towards Trouble in Our Society
Social Justice Symbol
Siddharth Ashvin Shah, MD, MPH, Chair
Klair Latino, LCSW
Dawn McCarty, PhD, MSW
Sorin Thomas, MA, LPC, LAC

Morning Workshops
9:00 A.M.– 11:30 A.M.

Workshop 78: My First Group: Working with Internal and External Barriers
Heather Frank, PsyD
Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, CGP
Workshop 79: Microaggressions from the Inside Out: Individual, Dyadic, and Group Impacts
Social Justice Symbol
Kavita Avula, PsyD
Sabrina Crawford, PsyD
Workshop 80: Living Out Loud: Developing the Leader's Voice
Marie Sergent, PhD
Workshop 81: Using Groups to Facilitate Differentiation: Taking Risks to Defeat the Power of Shame
Kenneth Pollock, PhD, CGP
Workshop 82: Overcoming Challenges of Rapidly Changing Membership in Groups: A Single Session Design
Travis Courville, MSW, CGP
Master Workshop 83: Effective and Efficient Supervision: Doing it in Group
Arthur Gray, PhD
Workshop 84: Exploring Erotic Transference and Countertransference: From Suppression to Healing in Group Process
Marcia Honig, MA
Guy Segev, MA (Clinical Psychologist)
Workshop 85: Functional Subgrouping as an Alternative to Scapegoating Differences
Robert Hartford, LICSW, LSCP

Workshop 86: Making Group Visual: Applying Art Therapy to the Group Process and the Therapist's Use of Countertransference
Sarah Frank, MA, LMFT, ATR
Workshop 87: Qi Gong Focused Group: Utilizing the Body to Cope with Traumatic Events
Nurit Gafni, MA
Workshop 88: Integrating the Somatic Self with Eating Dysregulation and Developmental Trauma
Fran Weiss, LCSW-R, BCD, DCSW, CGP
Workshop 89: Dialogue versus Destruction: Transformation through the Median Group
Rose McIntyre, LCSW, CGP
Karen Stefano, MA, LPC

Workshop 90: Evidence-Based Group with Children: A Discussion and Demonstration
Tony Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Zachary Thieneman, PsyD

Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Luncheon and Performance
11:45 A.M. – 1:45 P.M.

 Houston Children’s Chorus
Founded in 1989 by Stephen Roddy, the Houston Children’s Chorus involves over 150 children in grades 2 through 8 by annual audition. Education is the primary purpose of the Chorus. Its goal is to teach children to achieve high artistic standards through choral singing and performance. Members of the Chorus represent all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The Houston Children’s Chorus has performed all around the world. Over the years, Chorus groups have presented concerts in Russia, England, Scotland, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, China, New Zealand, Mexico, and Taiwan. The Chorus has performed for the President of the U.S. over 28 times, including the 1992 Republican Convention and the 2005 Bush/Clinton Tsunami Relief Fund Celebration. The Houston Children’s Chorus is known throughout Houston and the State of Texas for their diversity in membership and repertoire. They perform all types of music, from classical to pop, by memory. It is the goal of the Houston Children’s Chorus to make singing accessible to every child in the Houston area regardless of race or economic status.
This event is included with the five-day Institute and Conference package or the three-day Conference registration.

Afternoon Open Session
2:00 – 4:30 P.M.


314. The Large Group
Consultants are faculty members of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute of the Washington School of Psychiatry.

Active Consultants: 
Mary Dluhy, MSW, CGP, FAGPA
Ayana Watkins-Northern, PhD
Leon Paparella, MSW, CGP
Robert Schulte, MSW, CGP, FAGPA
Observer Consultants:
Kavita Avula, PsyD
Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP

Sessions also offered on Thursday and Friday (1:00 – 2:15 P.M.).
Participants should try to attend all sessions.

Afternoon Workshops
2:00 – 4:30 P.M.

Workshop 91: Harnessing the Power of Hope and Despair in Group Psychotherapy
Robert Hilliker, LCSW-S, LCDC
Workshop 92: From Preverbal to Verbal: A Modern Analytic Approach to Working with the Body in Group
Janice Moore Morris, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Workshop 93: Saying Goodbye and Living with the Memories
Jeffrey Mendell, MD, CGP
Marsha Vannicelli, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA

Workshop 94: Group Leadership:  Coloring Outside the Lines
Cheryl Kalter, PhD, CGP
Workshop 95: What Happens When a Co-Leader of a Group Takes a Temporary Leave of Absence
John Campbell, LCSW, CGP
Hannah Mirmiran, MSW, CGP
Workshop 96: Living Improv: Using Improvisation to Access the Group Here and Now
Elizabeth Ehrenberg, MSW, LCSW
Ali Kimmell, MSW, CGP
Workshop 97: Couples Group Psychotherapy
Jeffrey Roth, MD, CGP, FAGPA
Tamara Roth, MS
Workshop 98: Trusting the Erotic Self: Exploring Sexual Countertransference through Embodied Awareness
Angelo Ciliberti, MA, CGP
Jenna Noah, MA
Workshop 99: Using Group Techniques to Rebuild Emotional Resilience
Darlyne Nemeth, MSCP, PhD, CGP
Workshop 100: Group Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Depression in Adults
Ingrid Sochting, PhD, CGP
Workshop 101: Repair and Reframe: Present-Centered Group Therapy for Veterans with PTSD
Daniel Gross, MSW
Melissa Wattenberg, PhD, CGP


Workshop 102: Choosing Hope: Addressing Existential Issues in a Buddhist Mental Health Group
Bethany Phoenix, PhD, RN, FAAN

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