74th Annual Conference Sessions and Workshops
Saturday, March 11 (Overview)

Early Bird Open Sessions
Early Morning Colloquies

All-Day Course
All-Day Workshops
Morning Open Sessions
Morning Workshops
Group Foundation Luncheon
Afternoon Open Session
Afternoon Workshops

Event Descriptions for Saturday


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

Session 216: Contemporary Group Psychotherapy Research 
Cheri Marmarosh, PhD, Co-Chair
Rainer Weber, PhD, Co-Chair
•    Attachment and Group Process in Day Treatment Care - Rainer Weber, PhD
•    Perfectionistic Behavior and its Impact on Group Cohesion and Outcome - Paul Hewitt, PhD
•    Neuroimaging and Group Psychotherapy - Leonardo Leiderman, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

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

Session 217: Education and Group Psychotherapy: How Group Therapy Can Inform Teaching and Learning
Alexis Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
William Whitney, PhD, MFT, MSt MDiv

Session 218: To Treat or to Train--That is the Question: A Potential Conflict of Interest at Analytic Group Training Institutes
Robert Pepper, PhD, LCSW, CGP

Session 219: Group Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Emily Coler Hanson, MS, LMFT, CGP
Barbara Stanton, PhD, LPCC, LMFT

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

Colloquy 8: Benign Dissociation Processes in Groups
Vered Bar, PsyD

Colloquy 9: Qigong Practice Focused Group: Transformative Processes for People who Experienced Traumatic Loss
Nurit Gafni, MA

Colloquy 10: An Adaptation of DBT Skills Group in Working with Eating Disorders at a College Counseling Setting
Krysta Webster Fink, PhD
Claire Yanping Wang Shen, PhD

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

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

C5. Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy
Greg Crosby, MSW, LPC, 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 81a: Developing Resilient Group Leadership
Gail Brown, MA, CGP

Workshop 82a: Bold Visions: Newer Understandings of the Unconscious in Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Groups
Richard Billow, PhD, ABPP, CGP
Victor Schermer, MA, LFAGPA

Workshop 83a: Reflexive Group Supervision: An Affect Focused Model
Robert Moore, DPsych, MMedSci, CGP
Kathleen Hubbs Ulman, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 84a: Bringing Together Two Worlds: Psychodynamic Process Group and Psychodrama
Sue Barnum, MA, TEP, CGP
Jana Rosenbaum, LCSW, CGP

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

Session 310: LOUIS R. ORMONT LECTURE— A Relational Approach to Evidence-Based Group Psychotherapy
Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA

Session 311: No Matter Which Way You Turn, Your A$$ is Hanging Out and on the Line: Risk and Responsibilities of Leadership (AGPA Leadership Track)
Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, CGP, Chair
Maryetta Andrews-Sachs, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA
Seamus Bhatt-Mackin, MD, CGP

Session 312: "Wild & Precious": A Performance and Discussion Exploring Sexuality, Gender, and the Movement from Shame-Filled Isolation to Connection
Steve Cadwell, PhD, LICSW, CGP, Chair
Chera Finnis, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Elizabeth (Libby) Shapiro, PhD, CGP

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

Workshop 85: Rules are Made to be Broken:  The Theory and Practice of Effectively Dealing with Contractual Violations in Group
Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP
Dave Kaplowitz, LMFT, CGP

Workshop 86: Social Identities: Power and Privilege: The Importance of Difference in Fostering Group Cohesion
Paul Gitterman, LICSW, MSc, CGP

Workshop 87: Silence is Golden: Appreciating and Working with Silence in Groups
Sherry Breslau, PhD, CGP

Workshop 88: Group Leadership: Coloring Outside the Lines
Cheryl Kalter, PhD, LPC, CGP

Master Workshop 89: The Embodied Self: Relational Movement Experience
Nanine Ewing, PhD, BC-DMT, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 90: Life Staging® - Supervision and Group Work in a Creative Format
Elisabet Wollsen, MSc

Workshop 91: Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air: The Intersection of Buddhism and Group Psychotherapy
Wayne Ayers, PhD

Workshop 92: Group Therapy for Schizophrenic Patients
Nick Kanas, MD, CGP-R, FAGPA

Workshop 93: Fully Present: Experiential and Mindful Eating Approaches for Eating Disorder Groups
Mark Beecher, PhD, CGP
Corinne Hannan, PhD
Anna Packard, PhD

Workshop 94: Expanding the Child/Adolescent Group Leader's Toolbox: Contemporary Approaches to Group Therapy
Seth Aronson, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Sean Grover, LCSW
Craig Haen, PhD, RDT, LCAT, CGP, FAGPA
Norka Malberg, MS, EdM, MsC, PsyD
Jennifer Shaw, PsyD

Workshop 95: Women, Sex and Power: The Madonna, Whore and the Female Group Leader
Yoon Kane, LCSW, CGP
Laura Kasper, PhD, CGP

Workshop 96: From Louis C.K. to the Hole in the Middle of the Room: Working with Masculinities in Group Psychotherapy
Jonathan Stillerman, PhD, CGP

Workshop 97: Dancing with Disability: Affirming Group Experiences for Clients and Therapists with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions
Wendy Freedman, PhD, CGP

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

Featuring Sandy Hutton

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

Session 313: The Large Group
Anne Lindhardt, MD
Gerda Winther, MA

Macario Giraldo, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Sessions also being held 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 98: Endings: The Pain and the Joy
Jeffrey Mendell, MD, CGP
Marsha Vannicelli, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA

Master Workshop 99: Yearning for Connection: Hesitations on the Edge of Intimacy
Allan Sheps, MSW, RSW
Joan-Dianne Smith, MSW, RSW

Workshop 100: Group Dynamics and the New Heroism: Creating a Group Context that Supports Courageous Nonviolent Action
Bill Roller, MA, LFAGPA
Xu Yong, MD, CGP

Workshop 101: Theories of Change for the New Therapist via Narcissistic Injury and the Use of Countertransference
Cynthia Miller Aron, MSW, CGP, FAGPA
Blaine King, DO

Workshop 102: F*@king Real Intervention: Witnessing the Advantages and Pitfalls of Being Provocative
Elizabeth Olson, PsyD, LCSW
Tevya Zukor, PhD, CGP

Workshop 103: Whose Face Is It Anyway?: Exploring the Social, Cultural, and Familial Influences that Go into the Making of the Different Faces We Wear and Why We Wear Them Through Group and Creative Arts Processes 
Lena Friedman, MPS, ART-BC, LCAT, CGP replacing Nancy Fawcett, MFT, CGP

Workshop 104: Redecision Group Therapy: Working with the Emotional Brain
Vann Joines, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA

Workshop 105: Swimming Below the Surface: Deepening Group Therapy Skills in Child and Parenting Groups
Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP
Mary Shuffleton, MS, LPC, CGP

Workshop 106: "Who Are You and What Are You Doing Here?": Exploring Existentialism in the Median Group
Joseph Tarantolo, MD, CGP

Workshop 107: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery: The Intersection between Positive Psychology and Second-Stage Recovery
Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP

Workshop 108: Swimming in the Flood: Growth After Trauma Professionally and Personally
Seamus Bhatt-Mackin, MD, CGP

Workshop 109: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Focused Sexual Trauma Group in a University Counseling Center
Melissa Goates Jones, PhD
Jennie Bingham, PhD

Workshop 110: Fear-Based Brain Reactions Impacting Group Members and Leaders: Group Therapy Interventions and Neuroimaging for Early Developmental Trauma
Leonardo Leiderman, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

Thursday, March 9:

Friday, March 10:

Saturday, March 11: 

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