Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • Newton Centre, MA 02459

    Our Year-Long Experiential Group is now open for registration, but space is limited, and the deadline is coming soon, so you must REGISTER TODAY!

    Utilize NSGP's most memorable learning tool on 'how to be a group therapist' by becoming a group participant yourself!

    What it IS NOT like: Probably anything you have experienced before. Not like a class...a meeting...a parlor game...psychodrama... a barn raising...a lecture or a rally.

    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 blood stream! 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.

    Year after year NSGP's training group turns out group therapists with this enviable vantage point of "lived experience." Will you be one of them?  Register TODAY!

    What it costs: The 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 and Module 2, each 12 weeks in duration, each $475. The price for enrolling for the full academic year (combining both modules - which is strongly recommended) is discounted for a total of $800. CEUs are granted for time attended with a maximum of 30 CEUs awarded at the end of the full program.


    Who it is led by: Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA

    When it happens:  Wednesdays 12:30-1:45pm     

    • Module 1 September 27-December 20, 2017        
    • Module 2 January - May, 2018 (Specific dates to be determined)

    Where it happens: Newton Centre,  MA   (parking available)

    Questions? Howie Schnairsohn, LICSW, CGP

    Disclaimer: The Experiential Group is not a therapy group. Though there may be therapeutic things that happen in a training group, the intention is for the goal of learning rather than personal change and the leader will function with this in mind.

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    Scholarships may be available for the Experiential Group Training Course.

    Click here to download the scholarship application.

    Contact Joel Krieg, LICSW, CGP ( or call 617-682-0057 for more information about the Experiential Group Training Course and scholarships.
    • Sunday, October 29, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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    Leader Illumination of Group Phenomena: Hidden in Plain  Sight or Why Nobody is Talking of an Elephant in the Room       

    Presented by Jerry Gans, MD
    Hosted by Sara Emerson

    Sunday, October 29, 2017 
    11am - 1:30pm

    We are partly a mystery to each other, and even to ourselves. So much of us remains hidden, inscrutable, unknown, and maybe unknowable. An equal or even greater amount can be learned about us, the other, and the world when the leader helps group members attend to group phenomena that either are not observed by the group, or observed and not commented upon by them. The group becomes a more potent therapeutic agent as members internalize this leader function. Topics include scenarios that often initiate member omission, ways to mitigate shame that can result from uncovering members' blind spots, or misuses of this leadership function. Many clinical examples will be cited to illustrate this point. 

    About the Presenter

    Jerry Gans is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the American Psychiatric Association. He ran T-groups for the MGH/McLean psychiatric residents for 20 years. He is currently instructor in PCFINE. The author of over 50 referred articles, book chapters, book reviews and newspaper articles, Jerry has published on group and individual psychotherapy, psychological aspects of physical rehabilitation, liaison psychiatry, and psychotherapy and literature. His book, Difficult Topics in Group Psychotherapy: My Journey from Shame to Courage, was published by Karnac Books of London in 2010. Jerry has a private practice in Wellesley.

    • Sunday, December 03, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 18

    Leading Men:  Resonance, Resilience 
       and Re-Inventing our Roles

     Presented by

    John Carr, LCSW
    Joel Krieg, LICSW, CGP
    Scott Reinhardt, Ph.D.

    Hosted by Scott Rutan

    December 3, 2017  11:00am - 1:30pm

    • Sunday, January 07, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 19

    Compassion in Behavior Change: Illustration of 3rd Wave CBT 
                  Individually and in Groups                             

    Presented and Hosted by 
    Ari Shesto, PhD

    Sunday, January 7, 2018

    11:00am - 1:30pm

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

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