74th Annual Conference Sessions and Workshops
Thursday, March 9 (Overview)

Early Bird Open Sessions
Early Morning Colloquies
Conference Opening Plenary
All-Day Courses
All-Day Workshops
Morning Open Sessions
Morning Workshops
Lunch-Time Open Session
Afternoon Open Sessions
Afternoon Workshops

Event Descriptions for Thursday


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

Session 201: Contemporary Group Psychotherapy Research
Cheri Marmarosh, PhD, Co-Chair
Rainer Weber, PhD, Co-Chair
•    Evidence-Based Group Treatments for Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Meta-Analytic Clinical Guidelines - Allison Garner, BS Student; Rebecca Janis, BS; Jennifer Jensen, MS, JD
•    Attachment Anxiety and Attachment Avoidance: Members’ Fit with Their Group - Dennis Kivlighan, Jr., PhD
•    Development of a Documentation System for Small Group Treatments - An Addendum for the CORE Battery? - Bernhard Strauss, PhD
Sessions also on Friday (7:15 – 8:15 A.M.) and Saturday (7:45 8:45 A.M.)

Session 202: Analyzing the Integral Components of the Female and Male Psyche in an Integrative Dynamic Therapy Group
Ahmed Mohmed Kamal Ahmed Abdelkrem, MD, PhD, MsC, MBBCh
Maha Ali Hassan, MD, PhD, MsC, MBBCh
Nashaat Adel Mohamed, MD, PhD, MsC, MBBCh

Session 203: Virtuality in our Groups and our Lives (iSIG Coffee Break)
Robert Hsiung, MD
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, MSW
Sid Siahpush, MD, PhD, MPH, CGP

Session 204: Meaning of Psychotropic Medications in Trauma Patients
Amy Yang, MD

Session 205: Beyond Borderline Personality Disorder: Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a College Counseling Center
Amberly Panepinto, PhD
Carissa Uschold, LCSW-R, RYT

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

Colloquy 1:  Duck & Cover - Group Interventions to Support Ethnically Distinct Populations Vulnerable to Surges of Scapegoating 
Siddharth Shah, MD, MPH

Colloquy 2: Managing Elementary School Atmosphere through Large Groups
Einar Gudmundsson, MD

Colloquy 3: Psychodrama: Empirical Research and Science
Michael Wieser, DPhil

Colloquy 4: Sex Offender Process Groups
Robert Coufal, PhD
Nubia Lluberes, MD

Conference Opening Plenary Address
8:30   9:45 A.M.

Cyclical Psychodynamics and Group Psychotherapy: Understanding People in Context
Featured Speaker: Paul Wachtel, PhD

All-Day Courses
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.)

C1. Focused Brief Group Therapy: The Practice, the Theory and the Science

Martyn Whittingham, PhD, CGP
Jordan Allison, PsyD

C2. Contemporary Adolescent Group Psychotherapy: Methods, Madness, and the Fun
Seth Aronson, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Thomas Hurster, MSS, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA
Andrew Pojman, EdD, CGP, FAGPA
D. Thomas Stone, Jr., PhD, CGP, FAGPA

C3. Process Addictions for the Group Psychotherapist: From Isolation to Connection
Shelley Korshak, MD, CGP, FAGPA
Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CADC, CGP

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 1a: Leadership Development: Becoming a Corporate Trainer
Rick Tivers, LCSW, CGP

Workshop 2a: Longing for Home: Past Attachments and Reparative Re-Attachments
Myrna Frank, PhD, CGP

Workshop 3a: Introductory Approach to Modern Group Analysis
Alice Brown, PsyD, CGP
Joan Coll, MD
Sally Henry, LCSW, CGP

Workshop 4a: Leadership: Finding Your Strengths, Interests, and Genius (AGPA Leadership Track)
Sara Emerson, LICSW, MSW, CGP, FAGPA
Samuel James, EdD, ABPP

Morning Open Sessions

10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Session 301: Online Groups - Alone in the Virtual Presence of Others
Haim Weinberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Chair
Shari Baron, MSN, CNS, CGP, FAGPA
Ravit Raufman, PhD

Session 302: A Systems-Centered View of Trauma and Annihilation Anxiety in the Systems of Person, Small Groups and Large Groups
Les Greene, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA, Chair
Yvonne Agazarian, EdD, CGP, DLFAGPA
Susan Gantt, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DFAGPA
Phyllis Goltra, PhD

Session 303: Military Women Reveal Barriers and Pathways to Healthcare: A Qualitative Group Study
Robert Klein, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DLFAGPA, Chair
Jessica Koblenz, PsyD, CGP
Madelyn Miller, PhD, LCSW, CGP
Suzanne Phillips, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA


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


Workshop 5: 101 Un-Conventional Interventions in Group Therapy
Robert Pepper, PhD, LCSW, CGP

Workshop 6: "Nothing Human is Alien to Me:" Intolerance and the Other
Marc Schramm, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 7: Invisible Knapsacks: How White People Can Unpack Whiteness and Work Toward Racial Justice
Mark Drummond Davis, MSW, CSWA
Rachel Redd, MSW, LCSW

Workshop 8: Not Again!! Why Some People Repeat Relationships with Abusive Partners and How Group Therapy Can Help
Mary Nicholas, LCSW, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 9: Therapy is Going to the Dogs: Canine Assisted Psychotherapy Ethics and Experience
Lorraine Wodiska, PhD, ABPP, CGP

Workshop 10: The Art of Conferencing: Using Subgroups for Individual Growth and Group Development
Michael Altshuler, LCSW, CGP

Workshop 11: Combined Therapy: The Paradox of Polarity and the Power of Complementary Connection and Integration
Anni Cree, MA
Mona Yehia Rakhawy, MD
Noha Sabry, MD

Workshop 12: Music, Movement, and Moments of Meeting: A Group Experience
Suzanne Cohen, EdD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 13: Family Genograms, Family Mapping & Family Sculpture: From Isolation to Connection
Frédéric La Belle, MFA, CGP

Workshop 14: Co-Constructing Hope: Newness, Repetition and Discontinuity in the Analytic Group
Ido Peleg, MD

Workshop 15: From Process to Action: Existential Group Therapy
Christen Cummins, LCSW, MSW
David Hayes, PhD

Workshop 16: “Failure to Launch” Groups for Young Adult Men

Connie Concannon, LCSW, CGP, DFAGPA
John Rochios, PhD, CGP

Workshop 17: Beyond Midlife and Before Retirement: A Short-Term Group for Women
Rosalind Forti, LICSW, MSW, PhD
Lorraine Mangione, PhD

Workshop 18: The Rules of Engagement: Applying Couple Therapy Techniques to Group
Lee Kassan, MA, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 19: Trauma Group Treatment: Big "T" Trauma and Little "t" trauma
Bonnie Buchele, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DLFAGPA

Workshop 20: Practicing Harm Reduction Therapy: Groups for People with Co-Occurring Disorders
Maurice Byrd, MA, MFTI
Justin Castello, 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 Friday (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 – 5:00 P.M.

Session 304: Essentials of Therapeutic Technique: Deconstructive Interventions
Richard Billow, PhD, ABPP, CGP, Chair
Earl Hopper, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA
Rosemary Segalla, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Kathleen Hubbs Ulman, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Session 305: Intricately Human: Culture, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation and Physical Disability in Individual, Couples and Group Psychotherapy
Judith Cochè, PhD, ABPP, CGP, LFAGPA, Chair
Marti Kranzberg, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Albert Neeleman, PsyD
Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP

Session 306: The Group Inside: A Performance and Discussion that Explores Transgenerational Trauma and Its Implications for Group Treatment

Jeffrey Hudson, MEd, LPC, CGP, FAGPA, Chair
Khleber Chapman Attwell, MD, MPH
Gabriela Kohen, MFA

Afternoon Workshops
2:30 5:00 P.M.


Workshop 21: Enhancing Emotional Communication Between Group Members
Greg MacColl, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 22: Projective Identification Goes to the Movies
Joseph Shay, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA

Workshop 23: Exploring the Erotic-Self through Group Experience
Marcia Honig MA
Guy Segev, MA

Workshop 24: Thou Shalt Not: Exploring Religious and Spiritual Harm
Alyson Massey Stone, PhD, CGP

Workshop 25: Inspiring Passion for Group Therapy: Imagination and Demonstration
Aparna Atluru, MD
Robert Bennett, MD, PLLC, CGP
Melissa Black, PhD
Dale Godby, PhD, ABPP, CGP
Robert Lee, DO
Josh Lord, MD
Luke Mong, DO
Natalie Ramirez, MD

Workshop 26: The Transformative Power of Integrating Emotions and Money
Michelle Marie Davenport, MA, LMFT
Richard Kahler, MSFP, ChFC, CFP

Workshop 27: Neuroscience and Racism
Alexis Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Francis Stevens, PhD

Workshop 28: Making Group Visual: Applying Art Therapy to the Group Process and the Therapist's Use of Countertransference
Sarah Frank, LMFT, ATR

Workshop 29: The Cognitive Psychodrama Group  Model
Thomas Treadwell, EdD, TEP, CGP
Deborah Dartnell, MSOD, MA

Workshop 30: The Four-Step Integrative Model for Group Psychotherapy: Description, Development, and Application
Mohamed Ayman Abdel-Hameed, MD, PhD
Refaat Mahfouz Mahmoud, MD, PhD
Mohamed Taha Siddik Mohamed, MD, PhD

Workshop 31: From Preverbal to Verbal: Translating the Language of the Body as a Pathway to Intimacy and Attachment
Janice Morris, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 32: Together Through Song: The Power of Communal Singing to Increase Connection and Elevate Mood
Geraldine Alpert, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA

Workshop 33: Mother-Daughter, Mother-Son: A Two-Sided Mirror
Shoshana Ben-Noam, PsyD, CGP, LFAGPA

Workshop 34: Leading Groups with Adolescents in an Educational Wilderness Program and its Application to Group Work
Barbara Ilfeld, MSN, RNCS, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 35: The Role of the Group Coordinator in College Counseling Centers and Other Staff Model Clinic Settings
James Bleiberg, PsyD, CGP
Joeleen Cooper-Bhatia, PhD
Rita Drapkin, PhD
Suki Montgomery Hall, PhD

Workshop 36: Coping with Aging in Ourselves and Our Clients: Continuing to be Effective Group Therapists
Kenneth Schwartz, MD, FRCPC
William Shapiro, PsyD, CGP

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