2017-2018 NSGP Training Program

Principles of Group Psychotherapy 2018

Would you like to ...

• Brush up on the basics?

• Deepen fundamentals?

• Build your confidence as a group leader?

• Connect with other students and experienced group leaders?

The NSGP’s Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course provides one of Boston’s premier opportunities to strengthen foundational skills for facilitating group therapy. Whether you are starting anew or returning to fundamentals, this course lets participants learn from some of New England’s best group therapists about this exciting and challenging modality.  REGISTER TODAY!

This 6-module course, which meets the didactic requirements for CGP certification, will meet monthly on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1 PM from January through May. The curriculum is designed with the needs of clinicians working in a range of settings, from public agencies to private practice. The course also provides an excellent opportunity to connect with others who are interested in group therapy.

Course tuition of $550 includes CEUs. Unfortunately CMEs are not available for physicians and nurses. Scholarships are available!

Contact: Jeff Brand, Psy.D., at jbrand.psychology@gmail.com with any questions.

Module topics and dates as follows: 

Friday, January 19 at 6:00 PM -- Meet and Greet, Brookline

January 20 -- Foundations of Group Psychotherapy (Joe Shay), Cambridge

February 3 -- The Change Process (Theresa Cohen), TBD

March 24 -- The Role of the Leader (Shunda McGahee), Roslindale

April 14 -- Group Dynamics (John Moynihan), TBD

May 5 -- Structured and Thematic Groups (Ken Jaeger), Cambridge

May 19 -- Experiential Group (Barbara McQueen), Brookline

Register Here

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Weekly Experiential Group

Module 2 of our Year-Long Experiential Group begins on February 7th. Registration is now  open.  The deadline to register is January 21 so REGISTER TODAY!

Utilize NSGP's most memorable learning tool on 'how to be a group therapist' by becoming a group participant yourself!

What it IS NOT like: Probably anything you have experienced before. Not like a class...a meeting...a parlor game...psychodrama... a barn raising...a lecture or a rally.

What it IS like: Imagine you are a medical student tiny and fast enough to squeeze through a pore, catch up and climb onto a blood platelet, and pass through amazing organs as you barrel your way along the blood stream! Similarly, as a student of group therapy, by joining an experiential group, you are entering into the very flow of group process and along the way bump up against one affective experience after another (some transformative) known only from an inside place.

Year after year NSGP's training group turns out group therapists with this enviable vantage point of "lived experience." Will you be one of them?  Register TODAY!

What it costs: The 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 and Module 2, each 12 weeks in duration, each $475. The price for enrolling for the full academic year (combining both modules - which is strongly recommended) is discounted for a total of $800. Module 1 is now full but we are accepting enrollments for Module 2. CEUs are granted for time attended with a maximum of 30 CEUs awarded at the end of the full program.


Who it is led by: Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA

When it happens:   Wednesdays 12:30-1:45pm

  • Module 1 September 27-December 20, 2017 (NOW CLOSED)
  • Module 2  February 7 - May 9, 2018 

Where it happens: Newton Centre,  MA  02459 (parking available)

Questions? Howie Schnairsohn, LICSW, CGP  howschnair@gmail.com

Disclaimer: The Experiential Group is not a therapy group. Though there may be therapeutic things that happen in a training group, the intention is for the goal of learning rather than personal change and the leader will function with this in mind.

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Scholarships may be available for the Experiential Group Training Course and Principles Course.

Click here to download the Experiential Group Training Course scholarship application.

Click here to download the Principles Training Course scholarship application.

Contact Joel Krieg, LICSW, CGP (kriegjoel@gmail.com) or call 617-682-0057 for more information about the Experiential Group Training Course, Principles Course and scholarships.

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

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