Practice Development

...because your practice matters!

Practice Development Committee Members  (left to right) 

Oona Metz, Amy Matias, Christine Boie, Barb Schmitz, Judi Garland, Joyce Collier (seated)


Upcoming Practice Development Events

Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:00 pm  REGISTER HERE

Minding the Body: Self Care in the Age of Zoom with Robin Shaw and Oona Metz, LICSW

Many therapists are reporting physical discomfort and a new level of fatigue as they quickly transition to telehealth platforms. Back and neck pain, eye strain, exhaustion, increased anxiety, and decreased focus have made our work even harder as we navigate the Covid-19 crisis for ourselves and our clients.

This hour-long workshop will offer you some practical tools and methods for self care, before, during, and after your sessions with clients. Gentle and important strategies to move, to release, to care for self, and perhaps to find new ways of working with your clients while you are in this new paradigm.

Please note that this workshop will take place on Zoom. A code will be sent to registered participants by 2 pm the day of the workshop.

Fee $25 for NSGP Members $30 for Non Members

About the Presenters

Robin Shaw, LMT, is a body worker, yoga teacher and life coach in Arlington with over 20 years of experience in the field of movement and therapeutic touch. Her passion is supporting people through the exploration of their bodies, highlighting awareness, creativity, ease and love. As a life coach, she enjoys coaching folks through times of transitions.

Oona Metz, LICSW is a psychotherapist in Brookline and Arlington. She has recently transitioned her practice to Zoom and now has a stiff neck!

Sunday, April 5, 2020  3:00-5:00 pm POSTPONED

The Best-Case Scenario for Your Worst-Case Scenario:

Professional Wills Made Simple 

presented by Melissa Kelly, LICSW

Location: Newton (address will be shared with all paid registrants)

If you've been putting off writing your professional will, this workshop is for you. We will not only cover the nuts and bolts of professional wills but you will leave having actually started your own! You will also receive a template that will allow you to easily fill in your own information, and FINALLY check this task off your to-do list. 

Fees (due upon registration): NSGP Members $40 / Non Members $50  

About the Presenter: Melissa Kelly, LICSW is a licensed psychotherapist in Cambridge. She is the owner of Practice Boss, a consulting business for therapists who want to start or grow their private practice. She loves to nerd out about all things related to entrepreneurship and business and blending in her clinical background to help people unlock their potential as business owners. You can find her at

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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.

Previous Practice Development Events

December 2019 

The Paperless Practice: A Guide for the Modern Therapist

October 2019   

Class Matters: Exploring the Impact of Class on our Therapeutic Practice (co-sponsored with MIP and PCFINE)

March 2019       

Stealth Self-Care in the Therapeutic Hour

October 2018   

Update your professional photo!

May 2018           

Building a Multicultural and Reflective Practice

March 2018     

The Exploding Psychiatric Pharmacopoeia  

January 2018    

Working Effectively with Transgender and Non-Binary Clients

October 2017        

Theory to Practice:  Incorporating Telemental Health into your Practice

January 2017         

Understanding and Talking about Evidence-Based Therapy

October 2016        

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

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