2019-2020 NSGP Training Program


NEW!!!! NSGP Group Consultation (POSTPONED)

The NSGP Training Committee will soon be offering low-cost group consultation for people in the early and middle stages of their development as group therapists. This includes NSGP members and non-members and people who have and have not participated in the NSGP Training Program. Each group will have a maximum of 4 members.

The consultation group, led by Ellen Ziskind, will help participants develop skills in starting and leading groups and will include and integrate clinical issues, theory and experiential learning. It can serve to fulfill the hours required for group therapy consultation of the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) credential (a total of 75 hours of supervision or consultation are required). Ellen is a highly skilled and experienced group therapist who is widely regarded as an excellent supervisor.

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY DISABLED FOR THIS OFFERING.

THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL DETAILS, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN.

The group will meet weekly for 90 minutes on Thursdays from 8:15 -9:45 am at the office of Ellen Ziskind, LICSW, CGP, in Coolidge Corner, Brookline.

Module 1: Dates/Fees to be determined. 

Module 2: Dates/Fees to be determined. 

Contact: Ellen Ziskind magellen6318@gmail.com for information about the group structure.


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Principles of Group Psychotherapy 2020

        The NSGP Training Committee is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2020 Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course!

This is an amazing opportunity for you to 

  • learn through both didactic and experiential components 
  • understand key facets of group therapy including the role of the leader, group dynamics, issues involving diversity, and many more
  • complete the didactic requirements for your Certified Group Psychotherapist credential (CGP)
  • develop skills suitable for working in a variety of settings (e.g., hospitals, clinics, private practice, etc.)
  • earn up to 24.5 CEUs
Yes, I want to Register Today for the Principles Course

The Principles Course consists of five half-day didactic modules and a one day-long experiential group, generally meeting once a month for the first half of the year. The course features an all-star line up of faculty to guide participants through the foundational material of understanding group dynamics and running therapy groups.

Module 1: The Foundations of Group Therapy - Joe Shay, Ph.D. CGP (January 18)

Module 2: The Change Process in Groups - Theresa Cohen, LICSW CGP (February 1)

Module 3: The Role of the Leader - Ann Keren Neeman-Kantor, Psy.D., LICSW (March 21)

Module 4: Group Dynamics - Adam Silk, MD, CGP (April 18)

Module 5: Structure & Thematic Groups - Amy Matias, Ph.D., LICSW, CGP (May 2)

Module 6: Day-Long Experiential Group - Scott Reinhardt, Ph.D., CGP (May 16)

The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 3! Completion of the Principles Course also includes one year of NSGP membership and all membership benefits. 

Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Scholarships may be available. NSGP members and non-members are encouraged to apply. Please see our website for more information.

Questions? Please contact Selina Guerra at sselinaguerra@gmail.com, or by phone at 617-651-0446.

Brought to you by the NSGP Training Committee

Annie Weiss, LICSW CGP FAGPA & Caleb Englander, LICSW, co-chairs
Jeff Brand, Psy.D. CGP
Ann Keren Neeman-Kantor, LICSW, Psy.D
Penelope Moore, LICSW
Marilyn Downs, Ph.D, LICSW
Selina Guerra, PhD
Vivian Roman-Hampton, LICSW

Psychologists

This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy.  Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 25.50 hours.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MI: No CE requirements

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (outstate held), OK, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Amedco is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Amedco maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 25.50 continuing education credits.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Social Workers: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NC, ND, NE,  NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Counselors: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, ND, NE, NM, NH, NV, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

AL / Counselors: Activities not providing NBCC approval may be approved by the Board for individual licensees upon receipt of acceptable documentation prior to the activity.  Please send course details to your licensing board for approval BEFORE the event.  No approvals afterward by the board.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD, ME, MO, NC, NE, NH, NM, NV, OK, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY

MA / MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.

The following state boards accept courses offering ASWB ACE credit for Addictions Professionals: AK, CA, CO, CT, GA, IA, IN, KS, LA, MO, MT, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SC, WA, WI, WV, WY

NBCC

Professional and National Certified Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists.  The Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 5688. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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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 16, 2020 so please REGISTER NOW!

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

Led by Barbara McQueen, LICSW and conveniently located in Roslindale (parking and MBTA-accessible) this program is for clinicians interested in developing their skills and confidence as group leaders. Hours can be applied toward CGP certification and CEUs are available.

The 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 and Module 2, each 12 weeks in duration and takes place on Thursdays, 8:00-9:15 a.m.

Registration for Module 1 is now closed. 

Module 2 is $475 and includes a $50 non refundable registration fee. 

REGISTER HERE!

• Module 1 CLOSED

• Module 2 begins January 30th through April 23rd, 2020 (no group on March 5th)

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. 

SEE BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS.

Questions?

Contact Marilyn Downs downs.marilyn@gmail.com or Annie Weiss annieweiss@aya.yale.edu

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 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 Joel Krieg, LICSW, 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.


NSGP Scholarship Program  

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 to Learn about the NSGP Scholarship Program.


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