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Michael Selva, PsyD: 617-605-7429 or mgaselva@gmail.com         Guy R. Croteau, LICSW: 781-223-0209 or grcroteau@gmail.com

Joe DeAngelis, LICSW: 781-862-6404 or joe.deangelis.licsw@icloud.com

NSGP's 37th Annual Conference 

You Are Not Alone: 
The Sustaining Power of Groups in Challenging Times

June 8-10, 2018 at Simmons College, Boston, MA

Large Group:

In this demonstration event, For clinicians, educators, activists, peace and justice workers and academics in anthropology, sociology, political science and leadership, the Large Group experiences offers us an opportunity to learn about our own participation as citizen in the social communities and the political worlds where we live and work. Drs. Haim Weinberg and Martha Gilmore will conduct our Large Group experiences. Dr. Weinberg is internationally know as a leader and theorist in Large Group phenomenon and has lead Large Groups at AGPA and at many affiliate society conferences. Dr. Gilmore is well versed in conducting Large Groups and identifying group-as-a-whole phenomena.  
Our Large Groups will meet every morning of our three-day conference. Each session will  begin with a short lecture to introduce important topics. After the Friday and Saturday sessions, participants can join in a variety of social events to allow for debriefing, relaxation and consolidation of learning prior to moving to the  next scheduled event.

Day-Long Experiential Groups: 

In the heart of our experience groups is the rich emotional and cognitive learning available to participants. There is no better way to learn about group process than to be in an experience group with a skilled leader who presents a clear contract and well-articulated boundaries. This makes it a secure and effective environment to learn about both groups and oneself.  Through the use of the here and now, participants will increase their clinical knowledge of group dynamics and leadership. A period of didactic material and discussion will follow the experiential components of the day.


Workshops are programs designed to offer a focused exploration of themes or topics which therapists encounter in leading groups. Participants can expect to discuss various ideas within the frame of their own experience, as well as to expand their theoretical understanding of group dynamics and processes. 

The Therapist's Circles: 

Therapy is hard work. We can all benefit from a retreat, a moment out of time to refresh, rethink, reconnect and recommit.   The Therapists’ Circle is an answer to therapist burn-out. We are drawing on NSGP’s group expertise to create a three-hour “spa” for clinicians, school counselor, teachers and other human service professionals at our annual conference. Guided by experienced leaders, each Circle mobilizes the power of group to help you in your work.

Demonstration Group:

 Two Therapists, Two Approaches, One Group

In this demonstration event, two dynamically trained group therapists show us the ways in which they apply their craft. Each leader, one guided by Internal Family Systems and one informed by Body Inclusive approaches, will present a didactic introduction.  After each demonstration, the moderator will lead a discussion focused on special strengths of each approach, alternative ways of understanding what has been experienced/observed, and the discovery of universals underlying all approaches.  After both demonstrations, the leaders and moderator will debrief the demonstration group participants and the moderator will lead a discussion with the leaders, demonstration group members, and the audience. 
This event will include didactic and experiential learning for both demonstration group and audience members. 

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

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