Welcome! We hope our offerings will intrigue and interest you.
We invite you to join us next June 12, 13, & 14 for our Annual Summer Conference "DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION: ENRICHING OUR GROUPS AND OUR SELVES" (read more about our theme below) and to advance your own learning and craft by participating in our annual group-therapy teach-in.
What catches your eye? What engages with your mind, or your heart? Look over these offerings — we think you’ll find something meaningful.
Experience Groups and Special Interest Groups
If you have never learned by leading an experience group for a day, this is your chance. You will get to work with several of our leading lights in developing and doing your group.
Suzanne Cohen and Julie Anderson are curating our annual Day of Experience, along with their committee, Joyce Collier, Barbara McQueen, Scott Reinhardt, Marsha Vannicelli, and Karen Wischmeyer.
Whether you choose to serve as a mentor, model and teacher in the training module for participants at a certain experience level, or you decide to work with the EG team to develop your own thematic Special Interest Group, you will have a great time, learn a ton, advance your career and create life-long relationships with other therapists.
And it’s free! No Charge!! A membership benefit of NSGP (and free to non-members as well). Below you will find a PREVIEW of what you will need to have in hand before completing the online RFP form, then you can click on the link to the RFP of your choice.Click here to complete a Proposal for the Experience Group
Our training Workshops bring theory into the embodied group so that people can learn to find and feel these abstract notions taking shape and motion in their bodies.
Workshops are intensives where people learn with their guts and stomach, their lights and livers, their heart and throat, their mind-in-brain.
Mary Barnes and Ann-Keren Neeman-Cantor are planning six workshops this year. They are particularly intent to help first-time leaders to get their work and liveliness into the mix. We hope this year to match new leaders with experienced partners, whether as guides for workshop development or with a plan to co-lead a workshop together.
Take a thorough tour of our offerings. Follow each link for more information. You can easily return to the Conference home page on the NSGP website to set off in another direction.
We hope you find here opportunities for sharing your experiences, developing your leadership skills, and learning that teaching and leading groups at NSGP is safe, fun, and perhaps a little habit-forming!!
With this year's conference theme, "DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION: ENRICHING OUR GROUPS AND OUR SELVES" we plan a gathering where therapists can safely connect, play, experience and learn about their own emotional, social and political engagements and defenses.
In this conference we aim to explore all the different meanings of Diversity in our profession. How do we think about diversity in our groups, and in our lives.
We hope to explore concepts, biases and ideas in areas that challenge and enrich our perspectives. By pushing against our own levels of comfort, we open spaces to create more welcoming and safe places to heal and be healedA production of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, the conference adapts and applies the wisdom from six decades' of Boston group therapy tradition in order to create a three-day playground and laboratory for everyone working to help the distressed, the disadvantaged and the difficult. We look forward to you joining us!
Guy Croteau, LICSW and Michael Mitchell, William James Graduate Student
Conference Committee Chairs