Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
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2021-2022 NSGP Training Program
NSGP Weekly Experiential Group 2021-2022
Join one of the NSGP's stellar learning opportunities for building your skills!
Please check back later this summer for our
2021/2022 Schedule and Registration.
The Experiential Group is a weekly training group for clinicians interested in developing skills and confidence as group leaders through experience as group members. Participants learn first hand about the powerful opportunities and complex challenges of small group dynamics.
The program is facilitated by Libby Shapiro, Ph.D. CGP, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Lexington, MA. Libby is the former Clinical Director and Director of Training at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, and former Director of The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at Massachusetts General Hospital. She currently teaches and supervises at Cambridge Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School.
The 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 and Module 2, each 12 weeks in duration.
WHEN: Tentatively Fridays, 9:30 am - 10:45 am, Eastern Time
Module 1: September-December 2021 Exact dates to be determined.
Module 2: January-April 2022 Exact dates to be determined.
WHERE: This group will take place virtually. Registered and paid participants will receive a Zoom link.
COST: $375 per 12 week module. $750 for both Module 1 and Module 2.
Completion of the Experience Group and submission of an online evaluation offers 15 CEUS per module for social workers, psychologists, and licensed mental health counselors. All participants also receive a complimentary one year membership to NSGP.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships may be available. If funds are available, partial scholarships will be awarded based on application strength, financial need, passion/interest for group therapy, and involvement in NSGP. See below to learn more about scholarships.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Contact Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP or Karsten Kueppenbender, MD, CGP
QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION & BILLING: Contact Lisa Portscher, [email protected]
DISCLAIMER: The Experiential Group is not a therapy group. Although participating in a training group may have therapeutic value, the goal is for learning about group dynamics and process rather than personal change and the leader will function with this in mind.
he Brookline Center for Community Mental Health & The Northeastern Society of Group Psychotherapy Observation Groups
The NSGP is proud and excited to collaborate with The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health in offering two Observation Groups as part of our training program. This represents a collaboration between NSGP and The Brookline Center to promote this remarkable learning opportunity. These are two long-running, well-established interpersonal process groups that are led by some of Boston's most veteran group therapists. Observers are invited to sit silently in the room during each session, and then to discuss the group after the members leave.
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.
For more information about expectations of observers, payment information, or scheduling, please visit the Brookline Center website.
If you're interested in Group Observation at the Brookline Center or have any questions, please call or email Jeff Brand, Psy.D., Adult Group Therapy Co-coordinator at the Center.
He can be reached at (617) 277-8107, or at [email protected].
NSGP Scholarship Program
Scholarships may be available for the Experiential Group Training and Principles Course. If funds are available, partial scholarships will be awarded based on application strength, financial need, passion/interest for group therapy, and involvement in NSGP.
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