Affiliate Society Meetings

If you are interested in earning continuing education units related to group psychotherapy, please see listing below. An AGPA affiliate may be having an event in your area.

New York

One-Year Training Program
This program is designed to meet the eligibility requirements for inclusion in the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists.
Sponsor: Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
Contact: Jan Vadell, Administrator, (631) 385-0763;

Attachment and Trauma Conference followed by a Gala Celebration to honor the lifetime achievement of Dr. Robert H. Klein
Saturday, May 16th, 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm
New York Presbyterian Hospital
21 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, NY 10605

This Conference and Gala are co-sponsored by theGroup Foundation for Advancing Mental Healthand theWestchester Group Psychotherapy Society.

Featured Presenters:

Jerome S. Gans, MD, CGP, DLFAGPA on "The Therapeutic Potential of Humiliating Experiences in Therapy Groups and T-Groups"

Victor L. Schermer, MA, FAGPA on "The Trauma of Abandonment and the Struggle to Reconnect"

Barry Helfmann, PsyD, ABPP, DFAGPA and Bonnie Buchele, PhD, ABPP, DFAGPA on "Understanding Trauma on the group and therapist through unanticipated personal exposure and its clinical implications and interventions"

Suzanne B. Phillips, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA on "The Healing and Restorative Role of Laughter in the Trauma Group"

Sharlene Bird, PsyD on "Releasing the Body from the Impact of Trauma: Supporting sexually traumatized clients to reclaim health intimacy"

$85 for WGPS members, NY Presbyterian Staff Members

$90 for non-WGPS members and $65 for Students

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(Continental breakfast and lunch included)

7.0 CE Credits are available for social workers for this program.

All proceeds from this conference will help both organizations with their mission to train group psychotherapists by providing scholarships for early career professionals and students.




Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy

Contact:  or 617-431-6747

Training Opportunities

Experience Group Training: This 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 and Module 2, each 12 weeks in duration and takes place on Thursdays, 8:00-9:15 a.m. It is for clinicians interested in developing their skills and confidence as group leaders. Module 2 begins January 2020.

Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course: This 6-module course, which meets the didactic requirements for CGP certification, will meet monthly on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1 PM from January through May 2020. CEUs are available. Website:

Breakfast Club: Join us for our free colloquium series designated Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn about group therapy and socialize with Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy members. This pot luck event is limited to 20 on a first come basis and registration is required. Website:

The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health and The Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Observation Groups

Two Observation Groups are available.

Group 1 is led by Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, and Tracy MacNab, Ph.D., CGP, who alternate leading the group individually on 10-week intervals. This group meets on Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM.

Group 2 is led by Joel Krieg, LICSW, CGP and Julie Anderson, Ph.D., CGP who co-lead together. This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM.

Much like enrolling in a course, observers commit to a minimum 10-week window of observation. This is both to ensure the comfort of group members as well as to support the observers' learning. Observers also pay a covering fee of $200 per observation interval. There is a 50% discount available to NSGP members.

Website: Register Here

39th Annual Conference June 12-14, 2020

"Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Enriching our Groups and Ourselves"

We aim to explore all the different meanings of Diversity in our profession. How do we think about difference in our groups, and in our lives?

We hope to explore concepts, biases and ideas in areas that challenge and enrich our perspectives. By pushing against our own levels of comfort, we open spaces to create more welcoming and brave places to heal and be healed. Proposals are currently being accepted. Website:



Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Society (LGPS)

April 17-18, 2020
Spring Institute: Gestalt Therapy
Presenter: Peter Cole, LCSW, CGP, and Daisy Reese, LCSW, CGP