NSGP Breakfast Club
Join us for our FREE colloquium series for 2020/2021!
Learn about group therapy and socialize with Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy members at a FREE online colloquium series. Breakfast Club is held on select Sundays from Noon to 1:15 pm.
Howie Schnairsohn , LICSW, CGP - Member
Penelope Moore, LICSW, CGP - Co Chair
Ann Keren Neeman Kantor, Psy .D. , LICSW - Co Chair
Upcoming Breakfast Clubs
In light of recent events and to insure the health and well being of our hosts and guests, we have made the decision to hold future Breakfast Clubs over Zoom Meeting. Below are our upcoming programs for 2020/2021 with links to register. Space is limited to 20 participants.
October 4, 2020
Group Therapist Working in a Political Minefield in Challenging Times
Presented by J. Scott Rutan, PhD, DFAGPA
This workshop will consider various issues that result from the heated political climate in which we find ourselves. This will include examining how to remain empathic to those who hold dramatically different views and understanding the issues in light of Cognitive Dissonance theory and the defense of Splitting.
November 1, 2020
Squaring the Circle: How to Engage in Straight Talk about Racial-Cultural Events and Microaggressions in Groups
Presented by Aziza A. B. Platt, PhD
This interactive presentation will explore how racial-cultural events, including microaggressions, occur and impact in therapy groups. Using examples from group members' experiences and NSGP members offerings, we will collectively explore impediments to straight talk about racial-cultural issues; the dynamics that keep us going in circles; and responding that allows our groups to synthesize instead of spiral.
December 6, 2020
Metaphor and Meaning in Group Therapy: Expanding our Toolbox
Presented by Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA
Group leaders use metaphors and images to increase group cohesion, invoke playfulness, increase understanding, and confront difficult topics in groups. How do we “tune in” to metaphors and then make use of them in the context of a group? This interactive, dynamic workshop offers an opportunity to play with words, language, and concepts, and add a few (metaphoric) tools to your group therapy toolbox.2021
January 24, 2021
Boundary Violations or Mutual Enrichment
Presented by Charles Glazier, LICSW, CGP
Combined individual and group treatment for character-disordered clients yielded changes in emotional functioning. The therapist encouraged members to discuss individual therapy in group and vice versa. This “culture of confidence” led boundary changes that challenge our ideas about confidentiality and safety. We will discuss these challenges after the case presentation.
March 21, 2021
Applying Group Therapy, Group Dynamics, and Organizational Dynamics in Non-Clinical Group Settings: Expanding our Practices
Presented by Suzanne L. Cohen, Ed.D., CGP, FAGPA and Carl M. Cohen, PhD. Science Management AssociatesWe will review the topic of application and the various ways that group and organizational dynamics can be used in non-clinical settings. We will run a “mini workshop” with participants in the Breakfast Club, showing the use of the group on the Zoom platform, including the use of breakout rooms. We will close with each participant bringing a case in their own practices that would be a possible area to apply group skills, either in person or remotely.
April 25, 2021
Creating a Professional Will
Presented by Debra Filiurin, LMHC, CGP
Creating a professional will is a requirement for ethical practice. In the event of a medical emergency or sudden death it is essential. This presentation will help identify your individual needs, create a plan to execute your wishes and equip you to get the process started.