AGPA e-Learning Events

Registration information, learning objectives, and references for the events listed below will be posted to the AGPA e-Learning Library approximately 1-2 months prior to each event date. Most of these events will be recorded and made available in the e-Learning Library approximately one week after the live event.

September 2023

Webinar - Follow Me and Connect - In the Group Though, Please: Ethical, Dynamic, and Relational Considerations of Social Media in Group Psychotherapy - with David Songco, PsyD, LP, CGP, AGPA-F - Friday, September 29 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM (Eastern) 

During this presentation, participants will engage in a didactic presentation regarding various social media platforms, how they work, and the potential benefits of integrating social media into clinical practice. Through group discussion, various ethical, dynamic, and relational considerations will be presented regarding the impact of social media on group psychotherapy.

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October 2023

Webinar - The Psychology of the Skin: Integrating Mind, Body, Skin, and Psyche in the Therapy Room - with Stacy Nakell, LCSW, CGP - Sunday, October 15 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Eastern) 

Research into neuroscience has clarified the importance of including somatic awareness in the therapy room. Less well integrated is awareness of the skin and its connection to the psyche. In this presentation, participants will move from a personal exploration of their relationship to their skin to a reflection on its role in the development of emotional regulation. Participants will unpack the impact of socio-cultural factors on feelings toward one's skin and hair. We will explore the benefits of group therapy in addressing skin-based concerns.

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Online Institute - An Interpersonal/Relational Group Approach to Understanding and Treating Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Leo Leiderman, PsyD, ABPP, FAACP, CGP, AGPA-F  - Saturdays, October 21 and 28 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 – 6:00 pm each day (all times Eastern).

This institute enhances more understanding of the long-term impact of complex trauma and dissociation. A contemporary interpersonal relational model can address dissociation and trauma- driven enactments occurring in group therapy sessions. Utilizing an “experience-near” psychodynamic approach can foster safety and connectedness, restore hope, and encourage potential growth.  

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November 2023

Webinar - Thriving at Midlife: A Webinar for Group Therapists with Justin B. Hecht, PhD, CGP, AGPA-F, CJA - Sunday, November 5, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Eastern)

In this online webinar, Dr. Hecht will present a Jungian model of thriving at midlife, addressing definitions of midlife, theories of adult development, and treatment considerations for the group therapist. Drawing on his 30+ years of counseling and therapy experience, as well as his experience as an executive coach and organizational consultant, Dr. Hecht will illustrate Jung's theories with case material. He will also discuss specific techniques useful for group therapists in working with clients in midlife.

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Online Institute - Living Out Loud: Attuning the Therapist and Group Leader's Voice with Marie T. Sergent, PhD, AGPA-F, CGP - Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) each day

An attuned therapeutic voice allows the group leader to respond spontaneously and therapeutically to members’ emotional communications and interactions, whether comfortable or uncomfortable, verbal or nonverbal, syntonic or dystonic, in order to offer emotionally and relationally maturational interventions. A leader’s personal history offers strengths but can also interfere with therapeutic attunement. This institute explores methods for increasing attunement by resolving therapist and group leader obstacles to potent emotional communication. 

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