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"Anti-Racist Clinical Care at the Intersections of Two Pandemics"

Professor Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ASCW will lead a conversation at the Friday Night Special Presentation. Professor Bailey is the Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Social Justice in the College of Social Sciences, Policy and Practice (CSSPP) at Simmons University. He and holds the rank of a Professor of Practice at Simmons University School of Social Work, and has a secondary appointment at the Simmons University School of Nursing and Health Sciences.  Professor Bailey has a Faculty Affiliate appointment at Harvard Medical Schools Center for Primary Care; is a Scholarly Stakeholder, LGBTQ Patient and Family Advisory Council. Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and is a consultant to Fenway Health’s Department of Behavioral Health.



"The Trauma of Marginalized Experience: Dismantling Oppression in Therapy Groups"

Co-Leaders Dr. Kavita Avula and Dr. Marcus Hummings will examine the trauma of marginalized experience.  Members will be invited to explore their target and agent identities and their intersections.  The group will work to make unconscious oppressive enactments conscious in a way that facilitates healing and repair for marginalized group members.  Participants will strive to embrace impact over intent, counter white fragility, and strive to go beyond inclusion and empowerment. 



WS-1  Mindful Facilitation of Cross-Cultural Therapeutic Encounter  (Limit 40) 

Donna J. Harris, MA, LCSW, CGP

WS-2 What You Need to Know About Running A Divorce Group   

Janet Winocour, MSW, LICSW 

WS-3 Come One, Come All, Whenever 

Ann Koplow, LICSW, CGP; Brenda Lewis OTA MA BA AAS COTA; Bettrice Garrison OTA MA BA AAS

WS-4 Facing Racism, Outside and In 

Madeleine Lourie, MSW, LICSW

WS-5 A Diversity of Possible Responses to 'Simple-Minded Remarks' 

Johannes Herwig-Lempp, Prof. Dr. phil., Dipl.-Soz.päd

WS-6   The Salience of Race in Clinical Story 

Sarah McSweeney, PsyD & Margaret Kiwanuka-Woernle, MSW 

WS-7  Music, Movement and Moments of Meeting:  A workshop for Every Body  

Suzanne L. Cohen, EdD. CGP, FAGPA  

WS-8 Culture Box: Exploring Culture in Group Context 

Alexandra (Sasha) Watkins, LMHC, Mary Alicia Barnes OT, OTD, OTR/L and Anais Lugo-Guercio, OT/s


EG-1  Early Career Group Therapists

Leah Slivko LICSW, PsychA, 

EG-2  Mid Career Group Therapists

Sara Emerson, LICSW, CGP

EG-3  Later Career Group Therapists (20+ years experience)

Bruce Bernstein, PhD, FAGPA, ABPP, and Lita Moses, CSW, FAGPA 

EG-4  All Levels of Experience​


SIG-1  Being A Man in 2021

Scott Reinhart, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

SIG-2   Responding to Hate: At The Crossroads Of Identity and Therapy

William Sharp, PsyaD, CGP and Hilary Callan Curtis, PsyD, LMHC, CGP

SIG-3  Room For All: An Experience Group For The LGBTQIA+ Community

Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP and Shunda McGahee

SIG-4  Practice in our Senior Years: Promises, Perils and Pearls

Libby Shapiro, PhD, CGP and Chera Finnis, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA

SIG-5   Working with Diversity and Differences in Groups

Kurt L. White, LICSW, LADC, CGP, FAGPA and Ann Keren Neeman-Kantor, PsyD, LICSW 

SIG-6 Engaging Race and Other Marginalized Identities

Donna Harris, MA, LCSW, CGP


Friday June 18th, 2021

12:15 to 12:30 Conference Gathering and Orientation

12:30 to 12:50 Track “A” Experience Group Orientation (Required)

1:00p to 3:00p Track “A” Experience Groups Session I

3:00 to 3:15p Afternoon Break

3:15 to 5:15p Track “A” Experience Groups Session II

7:00 to 9:00p Special Presentation with  Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, AMSW

Saturday June 19th, 2021

8:15 to 8:30a Conference Gathering and Orientation

8:30 to 8:50a Track “B” Experience Group Orientation (Required)

9:00 to 12:00p Track “A” Experience Group Session III

9:00 to 12:00p Track “B” Experience Group Session I

12:00 to 1:00p Lunch Break

1:00 to 3:00p Track “B” Experience Group Session II

3:00 to 3:15p Afternoon Break

3:15 to 5:15p Track “B” Experience Group Session III

6:30 to 7:30p “ZOOM SOCIAL”

Friday June 25th, 2021

11:45 to 12:00p Conference Gathering and Orientation

12:00 to 3:00p Workshops 1 & 2

Saturday June 26th, 2021

8:45 to 9:00a Conference Gathering and Orientation

9:00 to 12:00p Workshops 3, 4 & 5

12:00 to 2:00p Lunch Break

1:00 to 2:00p NSGP Annual Meeting

2:00 to 5:00 Workshops 6, 7 & 8

Sunday June 27th, 2021

9:00 to 10:30a In Memoriam

11:00 12:00p Demonstration Group Session I

12:00 to 1:00p Lunch Break

1:00 to 2:30p Demonstration Group Session II

2:30 to 3:00p Break

3:00 to 5:00p Demonstration Group Session III & Conclusion

5:00p                      ZOOM SOCIAL




Email Co Chairs Guy R Croteau LICSW CGP and Michael Mitchell MA

Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
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