74th Annual Conference Sessions and Workshops
Friday, March 10 (Overview)

Early Bird Open Sessions

Early Morning Colloquies
Anne and Ramon Alonso Plenary Address
All-Day Course
All-Day Workshops
Morning Open Sessions
Morning Workshops
Lunch-Time Open Session
Afternoon Open Sessions (2:30-4:00 pm)
Afternoon Workshops (2:30-4:00 pm)
Afternoon Open Sessions (4:30-6:00 pm)

Afternoon Workshops (4:30-6:00 pm)

Group Foundation Dance Party


Event Descriptions for Friday

Early Bird Open Sessions
7:15 8:15 A.M. 


Session 206: Contemporary Group Psychotherapy Research 
Cheri Marmarosh, PhD, Co-Chair
Rainer Weber, PhD, Co-Chair
•    Reflective Functioning and Therapeutic Alliance in Emotionally Focused Group Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder - Hilary Maxwell, MA
•    Change in Attachment States of Mind and Dimensions Following Group Psychodynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Binge Eating Disorder - Giorgio Tasca, PhD
•    Focused Brief Group Therapy Change Scores for Interpersonal Subtypes: The Impact of an Eight Session Model on Targeted Interpersonal Distress - Jordan Allison, PsyD; Martyn Whittingham, PhD, CGP

Sessions also on Thursday (7:15-8:15 A.M.) and Saturday (7:45-8:45 A.M.)

Session 207: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Group Analytic Discourse
Mishael Chirurg, MA

Session 208: The 'Hall of Broken Mirrors'-The Manifestation of Dissociation in a Group
Sharon Sagi Berg, MA

Session 209: Prescription Drug Misuse
David Brook, MD, CGP, LFAGPA

Session 210: Building a Successful Group Therapy Program in College Counseling Centers
Monika Gutkowska, PsyD, CGP
Jennie Rose Sharf, PhD

Early Morning Colloquies
7:15 8:15 A.M.

Colloquy 5: The Overlooked 'Self' in Self-Care: Alleviating and Preventing Burnout in Group and Therapist with Common Sense and Individualized Creativity

SaraKay Smullens, MSW, BCD, CFLE, CGP

Colloquy 6: Addressing Intimacy Needs and Difficulties in the Context of Integrative Dynamic Group Psychotherapy
Moustafa Mahmoud Abd El Naeem Haroun, MD
Mohamed Helmy Abdelhafeez, MD

Colloquy 7: Intersecting Identities in Group Work: Diversity, Social Justice, and Consciousness Raising
John Asuncion, LMHC, CASAC, CT

Annual Anne and Ramon Alonso Plenary Address
8:30 – 9:45 A.M.

Humanity on the Move - Groups Too?
Elisabeth Rohr, PhD

All-Day Course
10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. & 2:30 – 5:00 P.M.

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

C4. Principles of Group Psychotherapy (Part 2)
Joshua Gross, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Misha Bogomaz, PsyD, CGP
Jennifer Alonso, PhD
Karen Cone-Uemura, PhD, CGP
Tevya Zukor, PhD, CGP

When combined with Part 1 (teleconference series), this course will meet the 12-hour didactic requirement for CGP certification and is designed to provide a basic understanding of the theory, principles and application of group work. Please note: Part 1 is a pre-requisite for course attendance.

All-Day Workshops
10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. & 2:30 – 5:00 P.M.

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

Workshop 37a: Reflections in Risk: Bearing Witness to Racism in Group
Patti Cox, PhD, CGP
Phillip Horner, LCSW, CGP
Rudy Lucas, LCSW, CASAC, SAP
Christine Schmidt, LCSW
Marcée Turner, PhD

Workshop 38a: Sustaining Practice: Balint Groups for Practitioner Self-Care and Development
Edith Katherine Knowlton, PhD
Eran Metzger, MD
Laurel Milberg, PhD
C. Paul Scott, MD, DLFAPA
Jeffrey Sternlieb, PhD

Workshop 39a: Systems-Centered Phases of Group Development in Small and Median Groups
Yvonne Agazarian, EdD, CGP, DLFAGPA

Workshop 40a: Team-Building and Group Therapy, Learning with Mind and Body
Barney Straus, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 41a: Therapy Groups in Schools: Contemporary Process Groups with Youth
David Dumais, LCSW, CGP
Thomas Hurster, MSS, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA
Heidi Landis, RDT-BCT, LCAT, TEP, CGP
Alyson Rosenburg, MA
Zipora Shechtman, PhD, DFAGPA
Craig Stevens, PhD, CGP

Morning Open Sessions
10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Session 307: Current Trends in Modern Group Analysis
Elliot Zeisel, PhD, LCSW, CGP, DFAGPA, Chair
Jun Hyuck Baik, MD
Janice Morris, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
William Watson, PhD, FAPA, CGP

Session 308: Practice-Based Evidence Can Help!: Using Clinician-Friendly Process and Outcome Measures to Enhance Your Groups
Kristina Hansen, PhD, CGP, Chair
Mark Beecher, PhD, CGP
RD Boardman, PhD
Gary Burlingame, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Derek Griner, PhD

Session 309: Waking History: Examining Violence and Betrayal through Greek Drama to Group Psychotherapy
Nina Thomas, PhD, ABPP, CGP, Chair
Bryan Doerries, MFA
Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, LCAT, CGP, FAGPA

Morning Workshops
10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Workshop 42: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Maintaining Healthy Groups
Ann Steiner, PhD, MFT, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 43: Visible and Invisible Identities in Group
Eri Suzuki Bentley, PhD, CGP
Leann Terry Diederich, PhD

Workshop 44: Will I Fail Group? Easing Pressures for Conformity in the Group Climate with Writing
Dominick Grundy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Master Workshop 45: Effective and Efficient Supervision: Doing it in Group
Arthur Gray, PhD

Workshop 46: Courageously Confronting Your Own Mortality for Your Sake, Your Patients, and Your Groups
Debora Carmichael, PhD, CGP

Workshop 47: The Rhythms of Group
Andrew Eig, PhD, ABPP

Workshop 48: The Psychoanalytic Power of Collective Social Dreaming: An Opportunity for Group and Community Change
George Bermudez, PhD

Workshop 49: Applications of Imago Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology in Relationship Focused Group Therapy
Darryl Feldman, PhD, ABPP, CGP
Gloria Batkin Kahn, EdD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 50: Decoding Body Language in Group Psychotherapy: Accessing the Core Blueprints for Immediacy
Khleber Chapman Attwell, MD, MPH
Elizabeth Stewart, CP, APSI

Workshop 51: Strengthening Attachment by Identifying Transgenerational Loss and Grief
Mitchell Berman, MA, MS, MFT, CGP

Workshop 52: Groups as Cultures of Resilience: A Psychodynamic Addiction Treatment Model
Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CADC, CGP
Deborah Schwartz, MD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 53: Collective Trauma and Resilience: The International Perspective
Domenico Agresta, MA
Jorge Burmeister, MD
Yael Doron, MA
Maurizio Gasseau, PsyD
Thor Kristian Island, MD

Workshop 54: Catharsis and Containment: Empirically Supported Group Treatments for Handling Emotion in Groups for PTSD
Barbara Niles, PhD
William Unger, PhD
Melissa Wattenberg, PhD

Lunch-Time Open Session
1:00 – 2:15 P.M.

The Large Group
Anne Lindhardt, MD
Gerda Winther, MA

Macario Giraldo, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Also being held on Thursday (1:00-2:15 P.M.) and Saturday, (2:00-4:30 P.M.).
Participants should try to attend all sessions.

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

Session 211-5: Courage to Explore - The Life Cycle of a Career: Three Group Therapists Speak on Humiliation
Karen Travis, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA, Chair
Jerome Gans, MD, CGP, DLFAGPA
Russell Hopfenberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Annie Yocum, PsyD

Session 212-5: At the Cutting Edge - New Principles for Old Problems Innovation in Trans-Atlantic Dialogue
John Schlapobersky, BA, MSc, CGP, Chair
Claudia Arlo, MSW, LCSW-R, ICADC, CGP
Phyllis Cohen, PhD, PsyD, CGP, LFAGPA

Session 213-5:  A Staff’s Ongoing Large Group in a Psychiatric Hospital
Ido Peleg, MD, Chair
Ilana Kremer, MD
Marit Joffe Milstein, MA

Afternoon Workshops
2:30 – 4:00 P.M.

Workshop 55-5: Confidentiality Agreements and Breaches: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Considerations for the Group Psychotherapist
Rebecca MacNair-Semands, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Erica Lennon, PsyD

Workshop 56-5: Learning to Live Out Loud: Developing the Leader's Voice
Marie Sergent, PhD

Workshop 57-5: Group Process and the Cinema: Evidence-Based Strategies for Generating Clinical Momentum and Facilitating Change
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, MSW

Workshop 58-5: Uses of Self in Group Leadership
Geoffrey Kane, MD, MPH

Workshop 59-5: My First Group: Jump Start Your First Group Working with Young Adults in Private Practice
Heather Frank, PsyD
Jennifer Joseph, PsyD, CGP

Workshop 60-5: Living Improv: Using Improvisation to Access the Group Here-and-Now
Elizabeth Ehrenberg, MSW, LCSW
Ali Kimmell, MSW, LCSW

Workshop 61-5: Walking Down Memory Lane - Meeting One's Self-States in the Context of Group
Sharon Sagi Berg, MA

Workshop 62-5: Learning From Our Mistakes with the Help of Theatre Games
Ofra Faiman, MA

Workshop 63-5: Waking Up the Bear: A Dance/Movement Therapy Group Model for Depressed Adult Patients
Sheerie Lotan Mesiks, MA, ADTR

Workshop 64-5: Filial Therapy Treatment of Children through their Parents in Groups
Michael Andronico, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 65-5: What is HE Doing in Here? Challenging Heterosexist and Gender Assumptions in a Female Trauma Group
Christine Henry, PhD
Jonathan Reeves, MA

Workshop 66-5: Straddling the Gap: Sex, Gender, Intimacy, and Desire in the Present Moment
Carole Clements, MA, MFA
Jenna Noah, MA

Workshop 67-5: Facilitating Groups in Physical Rehabilitation Settings
Luis Romero, PhD
Eliza Torres, PhD

Afternoon Open Sessions
4:30 – 6:00 P.M.

Session 214-5: Therapist Use of Self: Connecting with Difficult "Real World" Group Populations
Shemika Brooks, MA, PsyM
LaToya Gaines, MA, EdS

Session 215-5: Integrating Research and Theory to Create Playgrounds for Learning
Karin Maria Hodges, PsyD, CGP, Chair
Sally Barlow, PhD, ABPP, ABGP, CGP
Nina Brown, EdD, LPC, NCC, FAGPA
Francis Kaklauskas, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA


Afternoon Workshops
4:30 – 6:00 P.M.

Workshop 68-5: Greed, Vulnerability, Deprivation, Shame, and Envy: Let's Talk About Money in Group
Michelle Miller Bohls, LMFT, CGP

Workshop 69-5: Medicine, Matrix and the Group Mind
Clare Gerada, MBBS

Workshop 70-5: Bibliotherapy - Making Something Out of Nothing through Words and Writing 
Orit Even Shoshan-Reshef, MA

Workshop 71-5: Thinking About Who You Are: Using Branding to Grow your Private Practice
Santiago Delboy, MBA, MSW, LSW

Workshop 72-5: Transforming Impasses into Therapeutic Action: A Relational Group Supervision Model
Amanda Michael, PsyD, CGP

Workshop 73-5: The Group Thinks I'm Stupid! and Other Variations on a Theme
Tzachi Slonim, PhD, CGP

Workshop 74-5: "Hall of Mirrors" Revisited: Psychotherapeutic Playback Theatre as Group Analytic Drama Therapy
Ronen Kowalsky, MA

Workshop 75-5: Reconnecting with our Ancestors: A Transgenerational Approach to Psychodrama and Dance Movement Therapy
Leandra Perrotta, PsyD

Workshop 76-5: Transforming Adults with ADHD: A Group Model
Greg Crosby, MSW, LPC, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 77-5: Group Work with Teens: Authenticity is Key
Amy Fantalis, MS, MSW, LCSW

Workshop 78-5: Group Therapy for the Treatment of Sex Addiction
Lisa Lackey, MS, MA, LCPC
Steve Lackey, MA

Workshop 79-5: When Living with Trauma is the Essence - Promoting the State of Secure Presence
Ann Keren Neeman Kantor, MSW

Workshop 80-5: The Intersection of Religion and LGB Issues in Group Therapy
Sarah Moon, PsyD
Steven Sandage, PhD, LP
Selina Guerra, PhD

Group Foundation Dance Party
9:00 P.M.

Featuring: The Rhythm Dogs

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