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    • Sunday, January 22, 2023
    • Saturday, April 29, 2023
    • 2 sessions

    Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Presents

    A Two-Part Mini Conference

    Connecting, Disconnecting & Reconnecting in Groups, Online & In Person

    The last few years have challenged group therapists to provide ongoing connections in new and innovative ways as many restrictions impinged upon meeting in person.  We adapted and expanded our ways of connecting with each other through a screen that allowed for our voices to be heard and shared, our personal space to be exposed. We learned how ‘clouds’ of internet space made it possible for people from different geographical distances to come together. We are now courageously learning to integrate online and in person groups as ongoing modalities for providing group therapy.

    This year, NSGP is offering a two-part Mini Conference to connect with group therapists, new, or experienced, near or far, to learn together and from each other through 2 all-day Experiential Groups.

    Option A: Special Interest Group: “Moving between Two Dimensions and Three: How we experience our shifting dimensionality as we lead groups on Zoom and in person”, led by Julie Anderson, PhD, CGP.

    Option B: General Experiential Group for Mixed Years of Experience. led by Farooq Mohyuddin, MD.

    Option C: Special Interest Group: "Talking Across Differences: An Identity Based Approach to Groups" led by Alexandra (Sasha) Watkins, LMHC and Anaïs Lugo-Guercio, OT.


    Sunday January 22, 2023 - 9:00am-3:00 pm

    Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 9:00am-3:00 pm  


    Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, will be leading the January General Experiential Group for mixed years of experience.

    Farooq is past president of MAGPS, past president of WPS, Chair of Psychiatry Training and Director of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital/DC Department of Behavioral Health. He is the recipient of the 2021 Harold S. Bernard Award for Group Psychotherapy Training by the International Board of Certification for Group Psychotherapists and the 2021 Award for Exceptional Leadership by the Washington Psychiatric Society.

    Julie Anderson, PhD, CGP, will be leading a Special Interest Group, entitled “Moving between Two Dimensions and Three: How we experience our shifting dimensionality as we lead groups on Zoom and in person” in January on Zoom and in April in person. You must register for both sessions.

    Julie is a clinical psychologist practicing in Brookline, MA. She has been involved in group psychotherapy for over 20 years, and currently sees patients and supervisees in both virtual and in-person formats. She has co-led an Observation Group at Brookline Community Mental Health for over 10 years, and has offered workshops and Experience Groups at the annual meetings of AGPA, NSGP and International Association for Group Psychotherapy annual conferences. She has been involved with the NSGP Conference Committee in many roles; currently she co-chairs NSGP’s newly-formed Program Committee.

    Alexandra (Sasha) Watkins, LMHC and Anaïs Lugo-Guercio, OT  will be co-leading the April Special Interest Group titled "Talking across differences: An Identity Based Approach to Groups" that will be held in person in the Boston area on April 29, 2023.

    Sasha serves as a co-chair of the NSGP Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is an Associate Director of MBA Student & Academic Services at Harvard Business School. She teaches Group Dynamics at Lesley University and has a private practice in Cambridge MA. She has worked in college counseling and human services and has extensive experience working with diverse client populations, including veterans, individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities, neurodiverse adults, students, and cultural minorities. Her clinical interest is identity-based approaches to therapy.

    Anaïs received her master’s in occupational therapy from Tufts University. She has experience working in schools, with children from kindergarten to high school, and leading psycho-educational groups in the in-patient mental health setting. Anaïs is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion group leader, leading groups focused on identity, healing, and social justice. She is a member of NSGP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Her areas of interest include inclusive virtual communities.


    Sunday January 22, 2023, 9:00am-3:00 pm, On Zoom

    Option A: Special Interest Group with Julie Anderson PhD (Day 1)

    Option B: General Experiential Group with Farooq Mohyuddin, MD

    Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, in Person - Boston

    Option A: Special Interest Group with Julie Anderson PhD (Day 2)

    Option C: Special Interest Group with, Sasha Watkins LCSW & Anaïs Lugo-Guercio, OT.


    $275.00 for 2-day Special Interest Group  (Option A)

    $150.00 for each one day  (Option B and C)

    Equity Rate (Read More Here)

    Scholarship and equity rates are available as needed.


    Each group will be limited to 12 participants maximum.

    Option A Special Interest Group with Julie Anderson requires registration and attendance for both sessions.

    Zoom links for virtual events will be sent from the Group Leaders the week before the session begins.

    Locations and directions for in-person events will be sent from the Group Leaders one week before the session begins.

    CEUs are available.


    For questions about the groups, contact Kim McNamara

    For questions about registration or payments, contact support@nsgp.com or call 617-431-6747.

    NSGP Mini-Conference Co-Chairs

    Kim McNamara LICSW, CGP

    Leah Slivko LCSW, PsychA, CGP

    • Thursday, February 09, 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Thursday, April 27, 2023
    • 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Registration is closed

    NSGP Weekly Experiential Group 2022-2023 

    The Experiential Group is a weekly training group for clinicians interested in developing skills and confidence as group leaders through experience as group members. Participants learn first hand about the powerful opportunities and complex challenges of small group dynamics. 

    The program will be facilitated by Scott Reinhardt, Ph.D. View his CV here.

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


    Module 1: Begins September 22 and runs for 12 weeks through December 15 with Thanksgiving week off. MODULE 1 IS CLOSED.

    Module 2: Begins February 9 and runs for 12 weeks through April 27. REGISTRATION CURRENTLY OPEN. SPACE IS LIMITED!

    WHERE:  This group will take place virtually. Registered and paid participants will receive a Zoom link.

    COST:  $375 per 12 week module. $750 for both Module 1 and Module 2.

    Completion of the Experience Group and submission of an online evaluation offers 15 CEUS per module for social workers, psychologists, and licensed mental health counselors. All participants also receive a complimentary one year membership to NSGP. 

    • Thursday, March 09, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Carmine's Times Square NYC


    WHERE: Carmine's Times Square, New York City
    WHEN: March 9th 2023, 7pm-9pm

    Please join us for our annual dinner for NSGP Members and guests during the AGPA Annual Conference. We encourage you to invite non-member friends or colleagues and/or to sponsor students or others interested in learning more about NSGP, the programs we offer and the professional camaraderie we share.

    Cost: $100/pp. (Family Style Dinner, Taxes and Gratuities)

    Menu: App: Caesar Salad, Stuffed Mushrooms; Pasta: Penne alla Vodka, Rigatoni Bolognese; Entrees: Eggplant Parmigiana, Chicken Saltimbocca and  Sauteed Broccoli, Spinach, Escarole. Desert: Classic Tiramisu

    Contact:  Guy R. Croteau LICSW CGP president@nsgp.com

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