Practice Development

                    ...because your practice matters!

Each year, the NSGP Practice Development Committee offers ongoing, informal gatherings in order to  educate our community of clinicians and to provide up to date information on all things that affect our practice.  Our short format programs are cost effective and don’t interfere with work or play.  They are a great way to connect with other clinicians and learn from local experts.  Our events are open to NSGP members and non-members.  We encourage all who are interested in growing a healthy and successful practice to attend.  We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Upcoming Practice Development Events

Sunday, March 18, 2018          REGISTER HERE

The Exploding Psychiatric Pharmacopoeia: What’s new? What’s true? What do I need to know? 

There are many new medications being used to treat psychiatric disorders.  The use of nutritional supplements, and less traditional pharmaceuticals is increasing. We will give a concise overview of recent developments, to assist the non-prescriber in understanding what’s being prescribed and why.


Dr. Siobhan O'Neill is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at a Harvard Medical School, and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. She has a private practice in Belmont, MA. Siobhan is also a member of NSGP and the Secretary of the NSGP Foundation. 

Dr. Karsten Kueppenbender is Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is the Associate Director of the West End Outpatient Addiction Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a private practice in Belmont, MA. Karsten is also a member of NSGP. 

Sunday, May 6, 2018          REGISTER HERE

Building a Multicultural and Reflective Practice 

Join us for an afternoon of exploring how identity (e.g. race, class, gender, disability) informs our approaches to our work and our relationships with clients. Learn how to build a multicultural practice, how to engage authentically with clients from backgrounds different than your own, and how to best hold space and invite differences.

Location: Margaret Jewett Hall at First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, (Harvard Square)


Dr. Liza Talusan is a nationally recognized speaker, educator and facilitator with expertise in engaging in conversations about diversity, racism, unconscious bias, privilege and power. She creates environments that allow for people to discuss these difficult topics openly. As an experiential educator, Liza's workshops lean on peer-to-peer learning where participants both teach and learn from one another over the course of the experience. With over 22 years of experience working in multicultural services, Liza serves as a consultant and coach to over 70 schools and non-profit organizations as they seek to provide greater diversity, equity and inclusion in their practice. 

Previous Practice Development Events

January 2018

Working Effectively with Transgender and Non-Binary Clients

October 2017

Theory to Practice:  Incorporating Telemental Health into your Psychotherapy Practice

January 2017 

Understanding and Talking about Evidence-Based Therapy

October 2016

Making Workshops Great Again: Find Your Sentence and Kill Your Darlings

November 2016

Bringing the Group and Your Experience as a Leader to Life on the Page: A Clinical Writing Workshop with Suzi Naiburg, PhD, LICSW

May 2017

MARKETING YOUR PRACTICE: Thriving in a Changing World

P.O. Box 356, Belmont, MA 02478     (617) 431-6747

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