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 two-three 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.

March

Webinar: Promoting our Colleagues’ Wellbeing: Group Work with Healthcare Providers

Monday, March 30, 2020, 9-10:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA

This presentation will examine the role of group support in helping healthcare providers manage in the face of the enormous strain that viral pandemics generate. Using the experience of the presenter with the SARS Pandemic, a practical approach to maximize coping and enhancing resilience in health care colleagues will be outlined.

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/April Online Institute **SOLD OUT**

Tuesdays & Sundays, 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: Introduction to Teletherapy Practice: Technology, Setup, and Implementation

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 4-5:00PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

David Songco, MA, PsyD,CGP

Description Coming Soon

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $40.00. 1 CE credit is available at $20 for members or $40.00 for nonmembers.

Webinar: From the Circle to the Screen: Part II

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 2-4:00PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Haim Weinberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Moving from the group circle to the computer screen requires creativity in order to overcome the emotional and technical obstacles faced by the group leader, such as: 1. Losing control of the setting. 2. Coping with the disembodied environment. 3. Creating presence. 4. Dealing with the transparent background. In this webinar Haim Weinberg will use didactic information and a demonstration group to summarize these obstacles and demonstrate how to work with them. Joe Shay will observe the group and comment on it. Discussion with the audience will follow.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $80.00. 2 CE credits are available at $40 for members or $80.00 for nonmembers.

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.

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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.

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May/June Online Institute

Dates & Times TBA

Gil Spielberg, PhD, ABPP, 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.

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.

July/August Online Institute

Thursdays & Mondays, July 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and August 3, 7:00-8:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Elaine Cooper, MSW, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA

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.

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.

September/October Online Institute

Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 8, 10, 15, 22, 29, and October 6, 13, and 15, 7:30-9PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Paul Kaye, PhD, 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.

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.