2016-2017 NSGP Training Program

The Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Training Program is a concentrated, psychodynamically-oriented training program designed to accommodate therapists in clinics, agencies, and private practice. The training is structured to provide a foundation of competency in conducting both long-term and time-limited group therapy. Certificates are awarded upon completion of the program.

There are currently two parts to NSGP’s Training Program – the Weekly Experiential group beginning in October 2016 and currently underway, and the Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course beginning in January 2017. Registration is open now.  You can see and download a copy of our brochure here

Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course

Does the thought of running a group intimidate you? Would you like to

  • brush up on the basics?
  • deepen fundamentals?
  • build your confidence as a group leader?
  • connect with other students and experienced NSGP faculty?

​We might have just what you need. Whether groups make you nervous, curious, excited or confused, the NSGP’s Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course can help sharpen your leadership skills and take your group to the next level!

Register now!

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 course also provides an excellent opportunity to connect with others who are interested in (or maybe even have a passion for) group therapy. 

Module topics and dates as follows (TBD will be updated soon): 

  • January 20, 2017 - Orientation – Brookline, MA
  • January 21, 2017 - The Foundations of Group Therapy – Joseph Shay, PhD, CGP in Cambridge, MA
  • February 11, 2017 - Group Dynamics – Julie Anderson, PhD, CGP in Brookline, MA 
  • April 1, 2017 - The Change Process in Groups - Theresa Bullock Cohen, LICSW, CGP; location TBD
  • April 22, 2017 - Role of the Leader – Kurt White, LICSW, LADC, CGP; location TBD
  • May 6, 2017 – Structured and Thematic Groups – Ken Jaeger, LICSW, CGP in Cambridge, MA 
  • May 20, 2017 – Experiential Group (full day) – Scott Reinhardt, PhD, CGP in Newton, MA

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



Scholarships may be available for the Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course.

Click here to download the scholarship application.

Contact Joel Krieg, LICSW, CGP (kriegjoel@gmail.com) or call 617-682-0057 for more information about the Principle Course and scholarships. He’ll happy to talk with you.

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Weekly Experiential Group

NSGP is excited to bring back long(er)-term Experiential Learning to its Training Program.  This academic year there are two Experiential Group Modules!  Download the Experiential Group application here!

Who: You! (if you want to learn more about group therapy and yourself - as a group member)

Faculty leader: Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP  www.annieweisstherapy.com

When: Meetings will be on Fridays from 10:15am to 11:30am through the 2016-2017 academic year.

Module 1 Fridays from October 7, 2016 to January 27, 2017 (no meetings on 11/18, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30, and 1/6)

Module 2 runs from February 10, 2017 to May 12, 2017 (no meetings on 3/3 and 3/10)

Where: Annie Weiss’s office in Newton Center.

Why: Nothing can replicate the experience of being a group member. Training with other mental health professionals who are interested in learning about group leadership and process through the lived experience of it is a unique, invaluable opportunity. Learn about group stages, roles, and dynamics as a member. What does the leader do to hold the frame? Notice what the leader says and doesn’t say and what the comments/questions (or absence thereof) stir up for you. Consider what you might do differently as a leader.

How: Complete an application and email it to Jenn Mclain, MD, CGP at mclainjenn@gmail.com

How much: $400 per module; $750 if you register for both modules by September 15.

Deadlines: September 15, 2016 for Module 1 (and Module 1 & 2 combo discount). January 19, 2017 for Module 2

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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