Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
Presents a Two-Part Mini Conference:
Connecting, Disconnecting and Reconnecting
in Groups: Online and In Person
The last few years have challenged group therapists to provide ongoing connections in new and innovative ways as many restrictions impinged upon meeting in person. We adapted and expanded our ways of connecting with each other through a screen that allowed for our voices to be heard and shared, our personal space to be exposed. We learned how ‘clouds’ of internet space made it possible for people from different geographical distances to come together. We are now courageously learning to integrate online and in person groups as ongoing modalities for providing group therapy.
This year, NSGP is offering a two-part Mini Conference to connect with group therapists, new, or experienced, near or far, to learn together and from each other through 2 all-day Experiential Groups.
DATES & TIMES
Sunday January 22, 2023 - 9:00am-3:00 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 9:00am-3:00 pm
Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, will be leading the January General Experiential Group for mixed years of experience.
Farooq is past president of MAGPS, past president of WPS, Chair of Psychiatry Training and Director of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital/DC Department of Behavioral Health. He is the recipient of the 2021 Harold S. Bernard Award for Group Psychotherapy Training by the International Board of Certification for Group Psychotherapists and the 2021 Award for Exceptional Leadership by the Washington Psychiatric Society.
Julie Anderson, PhD, CGP, will be leading a Special Interest Group, entitled “Moving between Two Dimensions and Three: How we experience our shifting dimensionality as we lead groups on Zoom and in person” in January on Zoom and in April in person. You must register for both sessions.
Julie is a clinical psychologist practicing in Brookline, MA. She has been involved in group psychotherapy for over 20 years, and currently sees patients and supervisees in both virtual and in-person formats. She has co-led an Observation Group at Brookline Community Mental Health for over 10 years, and has offered workshops and Experience Groups at the annual meetings of AGPA, NSGP and International Association for Group Psychotherapy annual conferences. She has been involved with the NSGP Conference Committee in many roles; currently she co-chairs NSGP’s newly-formed Program Committee.
Alexandra (Sasha) Watkins, LMHC and Anaïs Lugo-Guercio, OT will be co-leading the April Special Interest Group titled "Talking across differences: An Identity Based Approach to Groups" that will be held in person in the Boston area on April 29, 2023.
Sasha serves as a co-chair of the NSGP Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is an Associate Directory of MBA Student & Academic Services at Harvard Business School. She teaches Group Dynamics at Lesley University and has a private practice in Cambridge MA. She has worked in college counseling and human services and has extensive experience working with diverse client populations, including veterans, individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities, neurodiverse adults, students, and cultural minorities. Her clinical interest is identity-based approaches to therapy.
Anaïs received her master’s in occupational therapy from Tufts University. She has experience working in schools, with children from kindergarten to high school, and leading psycho-educational groups in the in-patient mental health setting. Anaïs is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion group leader, leading groups focused on identity, healing, and social justice. She is a member of NSGP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Her areas of interest include inclusive virtual communities.
Sunday January 22, 2023, 9:00am-3:00 pm, On Zoom
Option A: Special Interest Group with Julie Anderson PhD (Day 1)
Option B: General Experiential Group with Farooq Mohyuddin, MD
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, in Person - Boston
Option A: Special Interest Group with Julie Anderson PhD (Day 2)
Option C: Special Interest Group with, Sasha Watkins LCSW & Anaïs Lugo-Guercio, OT.
FEES (REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 1, 2022)
$275.00 for 2-day Special Interest Group (Option A)
$150.00 for each one day (Option B and C)
Equity Rate (Read More Here)
Scholarship and equity rates are available as needed.
CEUS are available. See details below.
Each group will be limited to 12 participants maximum.
Option A Special Interest Group with Julie Anderson requires registration and attendance for both sessions.
Zoom links for virtual events will be sent from the Group Leaders the week before the session begins.
Locations and directions for in-person events will be sent from the Group Leaders one week before the session begins.
QUESTIONSFor questions about the groups, contact Kim McNamara
For questions about registration or payments, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-431-6747.
NSGP Mini-Conference Co-Chairs
Kim McNamara LICSW, CGP
Leah Slivko LCSW, PsychA, CGP
NSGP wants our programs to be accessible to as wide a community as possible. NSGP continues to offer an Equity Rate for individuals who identify as a member of one or more historically marginalized communities, whether it be race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more about the Equity Rate here.
NSGP also offers many Awards (previously called scholarships) to help defer costs. It is important to carefully follow instructions when applying for awards, or registering with an Equity Rate.
NSGP MINI CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS
Kim McNamara LICSW, CGP
Leah Slivko LCSW, PsychA, CGP
Continuing Education (CE) Language for Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy/NSGP 2023 Mini Conference
January 22, 2023 and April 29, 2023
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation
This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 10.00 hours.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY* OK accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, an application is required.
MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY
Social Workers (ASWB) Credit Designation
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social Workers completing this course receive 10.00 GENERAL continuing education credits.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers:AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV*, WY
* WV accepts ASWB ACE unless activity is live in West Virginia, an application is required.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK*, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
* AL: Activities without NBCC approval may be approved upon receipt of documentation prior to the activity BEFORE the event. No approvals afterward by the board.
*MI: No CE requirement
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
*MA MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
*MI: No CE requirement
* OK accepts ASWB ACE for live, in-person activities. For all ethics and/or online courses, application is required.
The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY
National Board for Certified Counselors
The Annual meeting has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors for 10.00 NBCC hours. Sessions approved for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval no. SP 5688.