Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • Roslindale, Massachusetts


    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.

    Space is limited. The deadline is August 20, 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
    • Module 2 January - May, 2019 (Specific dates to be determined)

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


    Caleb Englander, LICSW 617-852-4854

    Howie Schnairsohn, LICSW, CGP 617-416-6965



    • Sunday, October 21, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 1318 Beacon Street, Suite 9 Brookline, MA 02446

      October Practice Development Event

    Update your professional head shot during our unique October Practice  Development event -  a session with professional photographer Dennis Breyt!

    October 21, 2018

    1318 Beacon Street, Suite 9, Brookline, MA 02446


    There will be two sessions - one will be 15 minutes and will run from 2pm-3pm, the other will be 20 minutes and will run from 3pm-4pm.

    Session One: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - 15 minute photography session, one outfit, 2 touched up proofs

    COST (15 minute sitting)

    NSGP Members     $125
    Non Members        $150

    Full payment is required upon registration to hold your sitting.

    Session Two: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 20 minute photography session, two outfits, 3 touched up proofs

    COST (20 minute sitting)

    NSGP Members $150
    Non Members    $175

    Full payment is required upon registration to hold your sitting.

    About the Photographer: 

    Dennis Breyt is a Boston-based photographer specializing in real estate and portraiture. After ten years in the real estate business, Dennis turned to photography full-time in 2012, combining his passion for architectural and interior aesthetics with a love for taking pictures. 

    In 2014 Dennis expanded his photography business to include studio photography, primarily portraiture and head shots. Dennis enjoys the personal interaction and collaborative elements of portraiture photography. Dennis is an avid reader of photography blogs and magazines and an eager autodidact. He loves learning the intricacies of new lenses, perfecting the placement of lights to catch the colors in a subject's eyes, and experimenting with processing techniques and shooting styles. Dennis is committed to providing a first-rate service to his clients through up-to-date methods and a communicative shoot.

    • Sunday, October 28, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    October Breakfast Club

    Dealing with the Difficult Patient

    Presented by J. Scott Rutan, Ph.D.

    Location to be Determined

    October 28, 2018

    11:00 am - 1:30 pm

    This workshop will present a model for dealing with difficult patients, whether in groups, couples, family or individual therapy. There will be opportunity to offer consultation regarding participants difficult patients and discussion.

    Please note that this event is limited to 20 participants.

    • Friday, January 25, 2019
    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Various
    • 12

    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 - Shunda McGahee, MD (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

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

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