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NSGP Community Day

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020
  • Morning program: Community & Business Meetings. Afternoon program: Psychodynamic Process Groups.


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The Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy announces

An Online June 13th  NSGP Community Day

9 – 10:30 am: Community Meeting with Pres. Ann Koplow, LICSW, CGP

10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Annual Business Meeting

(includes reports, appreciations, and music) 

 Join Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84712625337

12:15 – 1 pm: Lunch on your own

1 pm – 5:30 pm: Special Afternoon Event

Free and For NSGP Members Only

From Isolation to Connection:

Making space for ourselves in the 14th week of social distancing

1-1:25 pm – Opening Address by Dr. Jerry Gans MD, DLFAGPA, DLFAPA

Getting the Most Out of Your Group  Experience:

Some Personal Reflections

1:30 – 4:30 pm - Seven online mixed-level psychodynamic process groups

Groups run 3 hours and are limited to 8 members

1. “Our Groups and Ourselves in Time-Out:  Uncertainty and Opportunity”  Steffen Fuller, Ph.D., CGP.

2. "Reality, Transference and Countertransference in the Time of Covid-19."  Jerry Gans, MD, DLFAGPA, DLFAPA

3. “Love in the Time of Covid” R. Tracy MacNab, Ph.D., FAGPA

4. “Restoring Hope in a Time of Uncertainty” Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA

5. Leading Therapy Groups on Zoom:  what are we learning?Adam Silk, MD, CGP

6. “Deepening Connection in the Here and Now” Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA

7. “Exploring authenticity in times of crisis: a mixed-level psychodynamic process group” Kurt L. White, MSW, LICSW, LADC, CGP, MAC, FAGPA

8. “The Time Is Now: Anti-racist work, process and reflections” Sasha Watkins, LMHC, and Dr. Mary Alicia Barnes, OTR/L

4:45 - 5:30 pm - Post-Group Panel Discussion

led by Dr. Scott Rutan Ph.D, DFAGPA

Differences and Similarities: Online VS Personal Group

Registration for the afternoon group event is open now.


Ann Keren Neeman Kantor Psy.D. LICSW annkeren.nk@gmail.com

Charles Glazier LICSW CGP  charlie@charlieg.org

June 13th Ad Hoc Task Force

Afternoon Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to describe significant boundary differences that psychodynamic group therapists ought to observe when providing psychodynamic group therapy online

2. Participants will be able to describe from experience the advantages and disadvantages for psychodynamic group work online as compared to in-person.

3. Participants will be able to recognizance the strengths and limitations of diverse leadership styles for conducting on-line psychodynamic process groups.

4. Participants will be able to describe and discuss how group-process is affected by external reality events such as the Covid-19 pandemic and the current national events by using varied psychodynamic concepts (including parallel process, counter-transference, resistance, group roles and stages of the grief and loss process).


Kornienko, Pavel (2020). The Specifics Of Conducting Therapy Groups In An Online Environment: A psychodramatist’s reflections and observations after the first month of working online. Translated by Simakova, O., et.al. Permanent hyperlink: https://bit.ly/ptx-pg14-eng

Rutan, JS, Stone, WN, Shay, JJ. (2013) Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy. (5th Edition) New York: The Guilford Press

Leszcz, M. (2018). The Evidence-Based Group Psychotherapist. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, (38) 285-298.

Rice, C. A. (2011) The Psychotherapist as “Wounded Healer”: A Modern Expression of an Ancient Tradition in On Becoming a Therapist ed H. Bernard, V. Schermer, R. Klein New York: Oxford University press.

Moore, R. M., & Rice, C. A. (2007). Group supervision for trauma therapists following civil war. Group, 251-263.

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