Upcoming events

    • Monday, December 03, 2018
    • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • Roslindale, Massachusetts
    Registration is closed


    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.

    Module 1 is concluding but there is still space for Module 2. The deadline to register for Module 2 is January 10th , so please REGISTER NOW!

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

    What it IS NOT like: Probably anything you have experienced before. Not like a class....a workshop...... a barn raising... or a town hall.

    What it IS like: Imagine you are a medical student tiny and fast enough to squeeze through a pore, catch up and climb onto a blood platelet, and pass through amazing organs as you barrel your way along the bloodstream. Similarly, as a student of group therapy, by joining an experiential group, you are entering into the very flow of group process and along the way bump up against one affective experience after another (some transformative) known only from an inside place.

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

    Cost: Each Module is $475. Enrolling in both Module 1 and 2 is discounted to $800 for both.

    CEUs are available. A maximum of 30 CEUs awarded at the end of the full program.

    Who it is led by: Barbara McQueen, LICSW

    When it happens: Thursdays 8:00-9:15am

    • Module 1 September 27-December 20, 2018 (CLOSED)
    • Module 2 January - May, 2019 (Registration is now open)

    Where it happens: Roslindale, Massachusetts (parking; MBTA accessible)


    Caleb Englander, LICSW 617-852-4854

    Howie Schnairsohn, LICSW, CGP 617-416-6965



    • Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Advertise in the NSGP Newsletter!

    DEADLINE May 1st for our next Spring/Summer issue!

    Email your ad to in the required format (see below) and pay for it here online. Easy!

    • Small Classified (25 words max, no graphics) - $20.00
    • Business Card (3.5"w x 2"h) - $50.00
    • 1/4 Page Vertical (3.5"w x 5"h) - $100.00
    • 1/2 Page Horizontal (7-1/8"w x 5"h) - $200.00
    • 1/2 Page Vertical (3.5"w x 10"h) - $200.00

    Any ad larger than a classified needs to be submitted as a press-ready PDF in 300 dpi black and white with the fonts embedded. Please contact us if you need more information about how to do this. 

    Click the blue "Register" button to select your ad size and pay.

    After paying, email your ad to

    • Friday, January 25, 2019
    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Various
    • 1

    The NSGP Training Committee is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 

    2019 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

      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 25)

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

      Module 3: The Role of the Leader - Ann keren Neeman Kantor, Psy.D., LICSW (March 23)

      Module 4: Group Dynamics - Scott Rutan, Ph.D. CGP (April 20)

      Module 5: Structure & Thematic Groups - Ken Jaeger LICSW CGP (May 4)

      Module 6: Day-Long Experiential Group - Oona Metz, LICSW CGP (May 18)

      The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 8!  Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

      Scholarships may be available. NSGP members and non-members are encouraged to apply.

      Questions?  Please contact Jeff Brand at, or by phone at 857-302-5512

      Brought to you by the NSGP Training Committee

      Annie Weiss, LICSW CGP FAGPA and Caleb Englander, LICSW, co-chairs
      Howie Schnairsohn, LICSW CGP
      Ann Keren, Ph.D.
      Penelope Moore, LICSW
      Jeff Brand, Psy.D. CGP

      • Thursday, February 28, 2019
      • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
      • Border Grill - Downtown LA

      NSGP Dinner in Los Angeles!

        Thursday,  February 28th at 7:30 PM 

                                         Border Grill - Downtown LA                                  

      445 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles

      Dear NSGP Members,

      Movie stars aren't the only ones who shine brightly in LA!

      Please join us, NSGP members and friends, during the AGPA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles for dinner at the famous Border Grill on February 28th at 7:30 pm. We are sure you will have a stellar time!

      The cost of the dinner is $50 per person for a three-course meal  starring your choice of three delicious entrees, including enchiladas with grilled corn, wild mushrooms, and handmade tortillas.  Cocktails, beer, and wine will be available for individual purchase at the bar. 

      To RSVP and pay for the dinner with a credit card, use the link above. Once you've registered for the dinner, if you prefer to pay by check, please mail your payment to NSGP, PO Box 356, Belmont, MA 02478.

      We encourage you to bring friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about NSGP, the programs we offer and the professional camaraderie we share.

      If you have any questions, please contact our office manager, Lisa Portscher, at

      I look forward to a lovely and lively evening with you all!

      Ann Koplow
      NSGP President


      • Sunday, March 10, 2019
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Lexington/Woburn Line
      • 15

      March Practice Development Event

      Stealth Self-Care in the Therapeutic Hour with Doug Baker, LICSW

      March 10, 2018

      3-5 pm

      Lexington/Woburn line —address will be sent to paid registrants

      $35 members, $45 non-members

      Limited to 15 people

      Simple practices drawn from mindfulness and yoga can be leveraged by clinicians as a self-care toolbox on the both the cognitive and somatic levels. This didactic and experiential workshop teaches research based interventions that help build resilience, reduce stress, cultivate well-being and increase relationship satisfaction. The focus is on practices that are simple to learn and invisibly deployed in the therapeutic hour. No previous mindfulness or yoga experience needed.

    P.O. Box 356, Belmont, MA 02478     (617) 431-6747

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