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2018-2019 NSGP Training Program

NSGP Weekly Experiential Group

The Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy’s year-long Experiential Group is now open for registration. The Experiential Group is one phase of the Three Phase Training Program.

Space is limited. The deadline is January 4, so please REGISTER NOW!

Utilize NSGP's most memorable learning tool on 'how to be a group therapist' by stepping into the role of a group participant!

What it IS NOT like: Probably not like anything you have experienced before. Not like a class...a workshop... a barn raising...or a town hall.

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 bloodstream. 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.

Format:   The 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 and Module 2, each 12 weeks in duration.

What it costs: Each Module is $475. Enrolling in both Module 1 and 2 is discounted to $800 for both.  REGISTER HERE!

CEUs are available. A maximum of 30 CEUs are awarded at the end of the full program.

Who it is led by: Barbara McQueen, LICSW

When it happens: Thursdays 8:00-9:15 am

• Module 1 September 27 - December 20, 2018 (CLOSED)

• Module 2 January 10 - May, 2019 (Currently enrolling participants for Module 2)

Where it happens: Roslindale, Massachusetts (parking; MBTA accessible)

Scholarships may be available. If funds are available, partial scholarships will be awarded based on application strength, financial need, passion/interest for group therapy, and involvement in NSGP. CLICK HERE AND SEE BELOW TO LEARN MORE.


Caleb Englander, LICSW calebenglander.licsw@gmail.com 617-852-4854

Howie Schnairsohn, LICSW, CGP howschnair@gmail.com 617-416-6965

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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The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health and The Northeastern Society of Group Psychotherapy Observation Groups

The NSGP is proud and excited to collaborate with The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health in offering two Observation Groups as part of our training program. This represents a collaboration between NSGP and The Brookline Center to promote this remarkable learning opportunity. These are two long-running, well-established interpersonal process groups that are led by some of Boston's most veteran group therapists. Observers are invited to sit silently in the room during each session, and then to discuss the group after the members leave.

Two Observation Groups are available.

Group 1 is led by Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, and Tracy MacNab, Ph.D., CGP, who alternate leading the group individually on 10-week intervals. This group meets on Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM.

Group 2 is led by Arnie Cohen, Ph.D., CGP and Julie Anderson, Ph.D., CGP who co-lead together. This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM.

Much like enrolling in a course, observers commit to a minimum 10-week window of observation. This is both to ensure the comfort of group members as well as to support the observers' learning. Observers also pay a covering fee of $200 per observation interval. There is a 50% discount available to NSGP members.

For more information about expectations of observers, payment information, or scheduling, please visit the Brookline Center website.

If you're interested in Group Observation at the Brookline Center or have any questions, please call or email Jeff Brand, Psy.D., Adult Group Therapy Co-coordinator at the Center.  

He can be reached at (617) 277-8107, or at jeffbrand@brooklinecenter.org.

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Principles of Group Psychotherapy 2019 

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.  

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 may be available.

This year's program registration is now open. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jeff Brand, Psy.D., at jbrand.psychology@gmail.com with any questions or click here to register today!

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Training Program Scholarship Information  

Scholarships may be available for the Experiential Group Training and Principles Course. If funds are available, partial scholarships will be awarded based on application strength, financial need, passion/interest for group therapy, and involvement in NSGP. 

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

Click here to download the Principles Training Course scholarship application.

Contact Marc G. Bolduc, LICSW, CADC II, CGP scholarships@nsgp.com or call 617-519-1010 for more information about the training program scholarships.

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

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