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.

July

Innovations in Online Group Therapy: What We've Learned Moving from the Circle to the Screen

Sunday, July 12, 2020, 8-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Kseniya Zhuzha, PhD, Chair; Joshua Gross, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA; Nate Page, PhD; Haim Weinberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

In the last three months, having moved our practices online, we are gaining new experience, knowledge and expertise about leading online groups. This panel summarizes what we have learned. Joshua Gross will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on college counseling centers. Nate Page will describe the experiences of group therapists who have transitioned to online group work. Haim Weinberg will describe his surprise at discovering some group members do better online.

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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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.

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July/August Online Institute

Thursdays & Mondays, July 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 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.

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September

Grand Rounds: The Large Group

Sunday, September 13, 2020, 4:30-6PM (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,Time TBA

Jan Morris, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA, 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: Enriching Psychoeducational Groups

Sunday, December 20, 2020, 1:30-3:00PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Nina Brown, EdD, LPC, NCC, FAGPA

Psychoeducational groups are increasingly used as components in other treatment systems. They address a wide variety of problems, issues and concerns, and are also used as stand-alone treatment. This presentation focuses on balancing cognitive and affective components, techniques and strategies for using group process, and ethical uses of group activities.

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.