Upcoming events

    • Saturday, January 20, 2018
    • Saturday, May 19, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Various


    Would you like to ...

    • Brush up on the basics?

    • Deepen fundamentals?

    • Build your confidence as a group leader?

    • Connect with other students and experienced group leaders?

    The NSGP’s Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course provides one of Boston’s premier opportunities to strengthen foundational skills for facilitating group therapy. Whether you are starting anew or returning to fundamentals, this course lets participants learn from some of New England’s best group therapists about this exciting and challenging modality.  

    This 6-module course, which meets the didactic requirements for CGP certification, will meet monthly on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1 PM from January through May. The curriculum is designed with the needs of clinicians working in a range of settings, from public agencies to private practice. The course also provides an excellent opportunity to connect with others who are interested in group therapy.

    Course tuition of $550 includes CEUs. Unfortunately CMEs are not available for physicians and nurses. Scholarships are available!

    Contact: Jeff Brand, Psy.D., at with any questions.

    Module topics and dates as follows:

    Friday, January 19 at 6:00 PM -- Meet and Greet, Brookline

    January 20 -- Foundations of Group Psychotherapy (Joe Shay), Cambridge

    February 3 -- The Change Process (Theresa Cohen), TBD

    March 24 -- The Role of the Leader (Shunda McGahee), Roslindale

    April 14 -- Group Dynamics (John Moynihan), TBD

    May 5 -- Structured and Thematic Groups (Ken Jaeger), Cambridge

    May 19 -- Experiential Group (Barbara McQueen), Brookline

    • Sunday, January 21, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Belmont, MA
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    Please join us for the first Practice Development Event of the New Year

    "Working Effectively with Transgender and Non-Binary Clients” 

    with Adam Glick, LICSW 

    January 21st, 4-6 pm in Belmont, MA 

    (address will be emailed to registrants 48 hours before the event)

    $25 members/ $35 nonmembers

    Adam Glick, LICSW is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston. He has been working with GLBTQ adolescents and adults for the past 23 years and is a sought after speaker and trainer on the subject of gender identity. In addition to his work with clients in individual therapy, Adam has also run a support group for transgender adolescents. He has presented at numerous conferences, schools and organizations throughout MA and the Northeast including MAAPS, NASW, Boston Medical Center, Walker, NEC, The Boston Children's Museum, Boston University School of Social Work and many others. Adam also teaches Clinical Practice with Groups at BUSSW in their online program and is currently the president of the MA Chapter of IASWG.

    • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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    Compassion in Behavior Change: Illustration of 3rd Wave CBT 
                  Individually and in Groups                             

    Presented and Hosted by 
    Ari Shesto, PhD

    Sunday, January 28, 2018

    11:00am - 1:30pm

    Contemporary approach to behavioral treatment – “third wave CBT” which includes ACT and DBT – emphasizes humanistic whole-person approach. While creating movement toward change in thoughts, emotions and behavior, CBT validates their historical context. This workshop provides theoretical introduction to compassion as a CBT skill and invites participation in structured experiential exercises.

    About the Presenter

    Ari Shesto, PhD, has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Massachusetts since 2001.  He is a specialist in behavior modification, cognitive psychotherapy and ADHD coaching.  He has over 16 years experience in private practice: individual, group, family and couples psychotherapy and 18 years experience in child and adolescent therapy, inpatient and private practice as well as multi-cultural background and current experience in administering cross-cultural psychotherapy.

    • Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    • Wednesday, May 09, 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 February 7 - May 9, 2018 

    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, March 25, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • To Be Determined
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     March Breakfast Club

    Bring Therapy to Life with Psychodramatic Action Methods

     Presented by Maria Mellano, LICSW, Certified Psychodramatist

    Sunday, March 25, 2018  11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Location: TBD

    This workshop will focus on the use of Psychodramatic action methods that can be used to bring traditional talk therapy to life. It will specifically focus on the warm up, how to effectively use role reversal, and the purpose and effective use of doubling, mirroring and sharing techniques. The workshop will be experiential in nature.

    About the Presenter

    Maria Mellano is a seasoned, intuitive and skillful provider with 20 years' experience. Her approach is transformational, empowering and results oriented. She weaves psychodrama, internal family systems, coaching and an integral approach into all that she does.

    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD
    • 20

    April Breakfast Club  

    Application of Emotion - Focused Therapy for Complex Trauma in Group Treatment
    Presented by Suzanne Brennan-Nathan, LICSW, BCD, CGP, PsyD candidate 2020

    April 29, 2018
    Location: TBD

    In this presentation, Suzanne Brennan-Nathan will discuss the use of emotion-focused therapy in complex trauma and apply the EFFT techniques to a group model of treatment for adult survivors of trauma. Using clinical examples, she will illustrate how the Imaginal Confrontation Procedure and empty chair technique can be used in a group setting and how fear, anxiety, and avoidance can be reduced; guilt, shame and self-blame can be transformed and how trauma can be resolved through the EFTT process.

    About the Presenter

    Suzanne Brennan-Nathan is a clinical social worker who have practiced in Newton, MA for thirty-eight years. She is a clinical psychology doctoral student in group psychotherapy at the Professional School of Psychology in Sacramento, CA. Her areas of specialization are trauma, addiction and group treatment.

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