~ NSGP Breakfast Club ~

Join us for our FREE colloquium series and POT LUCK gatherings!

Learn about group therapy and socialize with Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy members at a FREE colloquium series.

  • Each POT LUCK event is limited to 20 on a first come, first serve basis
  • Designated Sundays from 11 AM to 1:30 PM. 
  • Please contribute a breakfast item (quiche, fruit, bagels, pastries, cheese, etc.).
  • The host will provide coffee and tea.
  • BRING YOUR FRIENDS! Please have them register so we can make sure there's room for everyone.
  • The LOCATION of each event will be emailed to all registrants the Thursday before the event.
  • CEUs and CMEs are not currently being offered. 

For more information about the Breakfast Club, please click on the link to email Ari or Ann Keren .

Upcoming Breakfast ClubsAmerican Pancakes, Klara Jensen (2012)

December 2 

Finding Each other in a Crowded Room: Using IFS in Group Psychotherapy  REGISTER ME!

Presented by Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP

This workshop will illustrate how the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model helps to facilitate deeply authentic healing connections in group. It will present basic tenets of the IFS model, including unblending and speaking for parts, which in group reduces reactivity and shame, while enhancing connection,  mutual understanding and self-acceptance.        

January 13, 2019      

Abuse of Power in Groups: Leadership, Followership, and Protective Factors REGISTER ME!

Presented by Sasha Watkins, M.A., LMHC, CPRP and Dr. Robert Pepper, PhD, FAGPA American Pancakes, Klara Jensen (2012) 

Current world events offer a plethora of examples of the destructive power of groups. What are the alternatives? Reflecting on the work by Stanley Milgram (obedience to authority) and Zimbardo's work (Stanford Prison experiment), as well as own clinical and professional practice, Dr. Pepper and Sasha discuss factors and leadership interventions that can protect therapeutic groups from the re-enactments of the abuse of power found in larger groups, such as organizations and societies.


March 24, 2019 

Loving Defenses to Death, Bringing Attachment to Life - An Experiential Approach to Couples Work

Presented by Jennifer Leigh, PhD

This workshop will include video clips of the presenter's clinical work demonstrating the use of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. At the present moment, experiential interventions are applicable to any theoretical orientation and modality. You will learn how to help clients distinguish between their adaptive and their defensive emotions, and how to facilitate bonding moments. 

April 28, 2019 

Group as Experience, Group as Intervention                                                                                                     

Presented by Jeff Brand, Psy.D

The tension between leadership choices that privilege natural consequences, and those that are more "interventionist" to disrupt old patterns will be considered. This workshop will include a didactic discussion of how different schools of thought have approached this question, followed by clinical examples of either favored natural consequences or interrupted to intervene and further open discussion. 

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