AGPA e-Learning Events 2020

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AGPA is pleased to present our calendar of e-Learning events for 2020. Registration information, learning objectives, and references for the events listed below will be posted to the AGPA e-Learning Library approximately one month 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.

January

Webinar: Finding a Voice, Bearing Witness, Emerging from Shadows: Dynamics in Group

Sunday, January 12, 2020, Time TBA

John Schlapobersky, BA, MSc, CGP

Group-analytic psychotherapy provides a forum - the group circle - that allows each member to find their own voice in a circle of others, to bear witness to the voices of others and to bring their lives out of the shadows, discovering themselves amongst others by learning to listen and talk.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

Webinar Series: Principles of Group Psychotherapy, Part I

Sundays, January 19, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2020, 11AM-1PM

Misha Bogomaz, PsyD, ABPP, CGP & Jennifer Martin, PhD, CGP, Co-Directors

AGPA is pleased to offer the Principles of Group Psychotherapy curriculum in two parts. Part 1, the didactic portion, will be offered through five weekly webinars by experienced AGPA faculty. The webinar series is a prerequisite for Part 2, the experiential portion, which will be offered at AGPA Connect 2020 as a one-day course.

10 CE credits are available at $200 for members or $400 for nonmembers.

February

Webinar: The Theory, Practice, and Research of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy

Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:30-3 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Zipora Shechtman, PhD, DFAGPA

The webinar will present the Expressive-Supportive modality of group therapy with children. This modality is based mainly on the psychodynamic theory. Expressing emotions is a central goal, and group support is the key to achieve the goal. In addition, specific techniques to engage young clients will be outlined and demonstrated. Finally, research supporting the modality will be shared.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

March

Webinar: Experiential Training Groups in Psychiatric Residency and Other Training Programs

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 8-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Stephanie McLaughlin, PhD, CGP, Chair; Martha Gilmore, PhD, CGP, FAGPA; Dale Godby, PhD, ABPP, CGP, LFAGPA; William Watson, PhD, CGP

Three panelists will describe their respective models for conducting training groups with psychiatry residents, including: review of administrative/systems issues, pre-group preparation, contracting and establishment of group culture, key learning objectives, and challenges encountered and how they are managed. Approximately 50 minutes will be reserved for participants’ questions and group discussion and ideas for future directions.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

Spring Online Institute

Sundays & Tuesdays, March 31, April 5, 7, 14, 19, 21, 26, and 28, 7:30-9PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Joseph Acosta, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA

The process group experience provides basic elements of group functioning, development, and here-and-now group process to examine both the dynamics and process of group psychotherapy. The Institute is structured to maximize learning about group formation, and the role of the leaders and participants in the establishment of group roles, boundaries, norms and structure. Psychodynamic concepts including transference, individual and group resistance and defense mechanisms will be examined as they emerge in the group process. The contribution of the leader to the development of a cohesive and functional group will be examined. There may be some short didactic lectures, but the bulk of the time will be spent in the experiential mode.

Participation and 12 CE credits are available at $240 for members and $480 for nonmembers.

April

Webinar: The Role of the Body in Group Psychotherapy:  A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 8-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Bonnie Goldstein, LSSW, PhD & Pat Ogden, PhD

Introducing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Groups and ways that the body itself, along with emotional and cognitive work, can become a viable target for therapeutic intervention within group psychotherapy through working “beneath the words” and  ways the body contributes to the challenges of individual members and the group as a whole, including aspects that may not be apparent through the lens of more traditional psychotherapies.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

May

Webinar: Attachment Theory and Group Psychotherapy: The Basics

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 8-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Cheri Marmarosh, PhD

Dr. Marmarosh will review the basics of attachment theory, describe how attachments influence the preparation of group members, and how it relates to enactments. She will review recent research and how to use  findings when running groups to prevent premature terminations. Dr. Marmarosh will also focus on how attachment styles influence the group leaders and how attachments can be used to understand and manage countertransference. Group case examples will bring the material to life.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

June

Book Club Webinar: The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy

Sunday, June 14, 2020, 8-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA & Irvin Yalom, MD, CGP-R, DLFAGPA

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers. 

July

Webinar: Applying Mindfulness in Our Groups and Ourselves

Sunday, July 19, 2020, 8-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Julie Garson, PsyD & Mark Mason, PhD

Mindfulness is an essential component of the therapeutic relationship. As a group, we will discuss benefits and foundations of mindfulness (e.g., autopilot vs. awareness), applications of mindfulness in groups, critiques of mindfulness (e.g., "McMindfulness"), and how to develop and maintain a personal mindfulness practice. Participants will learn how to facilitate a range of mindfulness exercises and practice ways of focusing on the present moment.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

September

Grand Rounds: The Large Group

Sunday, September 20, 2020, 8-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Mary Dluhy, MSW, CGP, FAGPA; Robi Friedman, PhD; Nimer Said, MA; Ayana Watkins-Northern, PhD

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

October

Webinar: Working Effectively with Erotic Transference in Group

Sunday, October 18, 2020, 8-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Jennifer Joseph, PsyD & Dave Kaplowitz, LMFT, CGP

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

November

Webinar: Contrasting Theoretical Approaches to a Specific Case in Group Psychotherapy

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 8-9:30PM, Time TBA

Morris Nitsun, PhD, Chair; Dorothy Gibbons, MSS, LCSW, CGP; Robert Hartford, LICSW, CGP; Anne Lindhardt, MD; Jordan Price, LCSW, MSW, CGP; Gerda Winther, MA

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers. 

December

Webinar: Psychoeducational Groups

Sunday, December 20, 2020, 5-6:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Nina Brown, EdD, LPC, NCC, FAGPA

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

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