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    • Sunday, December 08, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Newton
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    Losing our Balance as Group Therapists:

    How Batman and Pogo can Help Us Regain It

    Presented by Joe Shay, PD, CGP, FAGPA

    Have you ever had a group member get very angry with you? Have you ever felt very angry with a group member? What does the therapist do in such situations? When is it better to be real and self-disclose your reaction, even if it’s harsh? Or to be silent while you collect yourself? Or use theory to explain what you think is happening? Or invite the group to be curious or to share their reactions? Or even to stop running groups?

    And what if the group member is already carrying a strike against them such as having committed a sex offense, or been a serial philanderer, or voted for a candidate for office whom you abhor? How does this factor into your clinical decision at that moment?

    Dr. Joseph Shay will try to address these issues by using videos, self-disclosure, and also a little theory, so no one wants to quit their job.

    Hosted by Suzanne Cohen, EdD, CGP in Newton, MA

    Space is limited so register today!

    • Sunday, December 08, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    December Practice Development Event

    The Paperless Practice: A Guide for the 21st-Century Therapist

    Presented by Barbara Schmitz, LMHC

    3-5 pm, Sunday, December 8, 2019 

    (location will be sent to paid registrants)

    Curious about using Electronic Health Records (EHR) in your solo or small group practice but don’t know where to start? Join therapist and former technology consultant Barbara Schmitz LMHC in this practical, non-technical workshop geared toward the private mental health practitioner. 

    We’ll look at examples of actual systems available to therapists and answer common questions, such as:

    • What’s available and how do I choose? 
    • What equipment do I need?
    • How much work is involved in switching from paper systems?
    • What about security?
    • How much does it cost? 

    You’ll leave this workshop with the tools to evaluate whether moving into the world of EHRs is right for your practice, as well as information on how to make it happen!

    NSGP Members $35  /  Non Members  $45

    About the Presenter

    Barbara Schmitz, LMHC, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Cambridge, MA. She also has 15 years’ experience in technical training and consulting to individuals, non-profits, and schools. She believes technology should work for people, not the other way around.

    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • Various
    • 3

    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

    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, 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

    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thursday, April 23, 2020
    • 9:15 AM
    • Roslindale, Massachusetts


    The NSGP Experiential Group Module II is now open for registration. Utilize one of our most memorable learning tools on 'how to be a group therapist' by stepping into the role of a group participant! 

    This program is for clinicians interested in developing their skills and confidence as group leaders.  The group is facilitated by Barbara McQueen, LICSW, a seasoned group therapist.  Hours can be applied toward CGP certification and CEUs are available.

    The entire 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 (September-December 2019, now CLOSED) and Module 2 (January 30-April 23, 2020.) Each module is 12 weeks in duration and meetings take place on Thursdays, 8:00-9:15 a.m. in Roslindale (MBTA-accessible and with ample parking.)

    Module 2 will run from January 30 - April 23, 2020 (no meeting March 5.)

    The deadline to register for Module 2 is January 16, 2020 and space is limited so REGISTER TODAY!

    Cost: One module is $475. Price includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

    For questions, contact Annie Weiss or Marilyn Downs

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

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