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Getting Off the Runway: Planning and Launching a New Psychotherapy Group

  • Sunday, December 04, 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Getting Off the Runway:

Planning and Launching a New Psychotherapy Group

Sunday, December 4, 3-5 pm

$50 NSGP Members, $60 Non members

This event will be held on Zoom

Space is limited so register today!

Launching a group can be one of the most challenging tasks you face as a group therapist. It is easy to get stuck because you are unsure what to do next. In this workshop participants will explore the potential pitfalls of starting a group and learn how to avoid them. Using practical advice that is grounded in group theory, participants are guided through a stepwise process of launching a group, from defining the group, securing referral sources, and promoting the group to screening and preparing members.


Amy Matias, PhD, LICSW, CGP is a clinical social worker and Certified Group Therapist in private practice in Cambridge, MA. At NSGP and AGPA Amy has facilitated trainings, workshops and experience groups. In her private practice, she has created and marketed intensive retreats, workshops and long-term interpersonal groups for women. Amy has served on the Board of NSGP and is currently serving on the Practice Development Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Joel Krieg is a social worker who's been in private practice for 11 years. He leads six ongoing interpersonal groups in his practice and co-leads Observation Group 2 at the Brookline Center. Some groups are fully in-person, some are fully online, and some are a mix of in-person and online. In addition to the six groups he leads in his practice, he's attempted to launch four or five groups that never got off the ground. Joel currently serves on NSGP's DEI committee and has previously chaired the Breakfast Club, Training, and Scholarship committees.

Event Contacts

Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP, AGPA Fellow


Barbara Schmitz, LMHC


Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
P.O.Box 356 | Belmont, MA 02478

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