Request for Proposals - Submissions Due November 1st

Welcome! We hope our offerings will intrigue and interest you.

We invite you to join us next June 7, 8 & 9 for our Annual Summer Conference "Diving In: From the Shallows to the Deep"  (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 for the preview document for the Experience Group RFP

Click here to complete a Proposal for the Experience Group

Click here for the preview document for the Special Interest Group RFP

Click here to complete a Proposal for the Special Interest 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.

Click here for the preview document for the Workshop RFP

Click here to complete a Proposal for a Workshop

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!!

Our Theme Illuminated

With this year's conference theme, "Diving In: From the Shallows to the Deep" we plan a gathering where therapists can safely connect, play, experience and learn about their own emotional, social and political engagements and defenses.

This conference asks the questions: What is a group? What are the universal elements in the process? Seemingly general and easy questions, but ones that often get taken for granted. This year's conference will leave no stone unturned as we explore groups of all types and sizes and "dive in" to one common human experience- interpersonal interactions.

A 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!

William Sharp, PsyaD, CGP & Guy Croteau, LICSW
Conference Committee Chairs


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

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