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 APRIL 15 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. 

    After paying, email your ad to

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

    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

      • Sunday, March 24, 2019
      • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
      • TBD
      Registration is closed

      Don't miss the next Breakfast Club Event

      Sunday, March 24, 2019 

      11:00 am -1:30 pm

      Loving Defenses to Death, Bringing Attachment to Life
       An Experiential Approach to Couples Work

      Presented by Jennifer Leigh, PhD

      This workshop will include video clips of the presenter's clinical work demonstrating the use of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. At the present moment, experiential interventions are applicable to any theoretical orientation and modality. You will learn how to help clients distinguish between their adaptive and their defensive emotions, and how to facilitate bonding moments.

      Location will be emailed 24-48 hours in advance of the event to all registrants.

      • Sunday, April 28, 2019
      • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
      • TBD

      Don't miss our April Breakfast Club Event

      Sunday, April 28, 2019

      11:00 am - 1:30 pm

      Group as Experience, Group as Intervention

      Presented by Jeff Brand, Psy.D 

      In groups, people can learn experientially about their particular problems in relationships. We want them to be themselves… or at least until doing so threatens to alienate their connections. Different theories have different philosophies and this talk will explore different ideas about when to let people learn experientially and when to intervene.

      Location will be emailed to registered guests 24-48 hours in advance of the event.

      • Friday, June 07, 2019
      • Sunday, June 09, 2019
      • Simmons College, Boston, MA


      NSGP's 38th Annual Conference 

      DIVING IN- From the Shallows to The Deep

      June 7-9, 2019  /  Simmons College, Boston, MA


      • Early Registration until April 15:  SAVE $50! (Students $25)
      • Register for the Whole Conference SAVE $100 (Students $50)
        (You must register for at least 1 Workshop, an Experience Group and the Demonstration Group to qualify) (MEMBERS ONLY- become a member and save)
      • REGISTER TODAY! You will be invoiced with the appropriate discounts

      NOTE: Do not pay your invoice until you receive the Early Registration and/or Whole Conference Discount. 

      1. Register for the Conference
      2. Make you selections for your experience group, workshop(s) and/or Demonstration Group,
      3. At the Payment Page, select INVOICE ME. You will get a NEW invoice 24-36 hours after you register. 
      4. When you receive your new invoice, please make a payment at that time. 

        If you would like to make changes after you have submitted your registration, please contact 

      Guy R. Croteau, LICSW: 781-223-0209 or
      Lisa Portscher, Office Manager, 617-431-6747:

      Need help?

      This year conference registration is fully online!  If you have ANY questions, or would like a member of our crack Registration Team to help you register over the phone, contact

      Guy R. Croteau, LICSW: 781-223-0209 or

      'Refer a New Member' Benefit

      We have an incentive for our current members to bring in new members.

      If a current member refers someone for membership, and the person enrolls as a member (by the end of the Conference) then the current member may attend the Sunday Day-Long Demonstration Group at no cost.

      By registering for this conference, you agree to the following:

      Effective group therapy training is best facilitated by both participation in a group led by experts and study of the resulting group process. While NSGP provides training groups rather than therapy groups, the experience can lead to difficult or uncomfortable feelings in the participants. Because they involve group participation, you should not register for an Experience Group or volunteer for the Demonstration Group if you prefer to avoid this risk. By registering or volunteering you acknowledge that you have been informed of this risk and consent to participate.

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