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Practice Development Committee

Practice Development Committee Members  (left to right) 
Oona Metz, Amy Matias, Christine Boie, Barb Schmitz, Judi Garland, Joyce Collier (seated)

Responsible for promoting and supporting the development and practice of group psychotherapy. This committee offers events related to current practice issues, coordinates the Consultation Benefit Program, and oversees and monitors the group list on the NSGP website.

Each year, the NSGP Practice Development Committee offers ongoing, informal gatherings in order to educate our community of clinicians and to provide up to date information on all things that affect our practice.  Our short format programs are cost effective and don’t interfere with work or play.  They are a great way to connect with other clinicians and learn from local experts.  Our events are open to NSGP members and non-members.  We encourage all who are interested in growing a healthy and successful practice to attend.  Check back often for a schedule of upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Upcoming Practice Development Events

Bring Your Book Idea to Life

Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

259 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington

Space is limited - Register today!

Have an idea for a nonfiction book but don’t know where to start? This session will provide an overview of the book-making process, from formulating an idea, to drafting a proposal, to pitching agents and publishers. Regardless of background, anyone can produce a strong book pitch with the right craft tools, platform, and market knowledge. Through a mix of lecture, Q&A, and discussion, you will learn how to create a compelling book proposal, find the best angle for your book, and develop a toolbox of writing skills. Participants will leave the session with a roadmap for bringing a nonfiction book from the idea stage all the way to publication.

Fees: $30/NSGP members, $40 nonmembers REGISTER HERE

About the Presenter

Katie Bannon is a writer, editor, and educator whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, NPR, ELLE Magazine, and more. Her memoir manuscript, which chronicles her mental health journey, was a finalist for the Permafrost Nonfiction Book Prize. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Emerson College and teaches writing about mental health at GrubStreet. She has worked as a developmental editor and book coach for over a decade.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Event Contacts

Contact Oona Metz or Barbara Schmitz with questions about the event.

Contact Lisa Portscher with questions about registration and payments.

Previous Practice Development Events

December 2022

Getting Off the Runway: Planning & Launching a New Psychotherapy Group with Amy Matias, PhD, LICSW, CGP and Joel Krieg, LICSW, CGP

April 2022 (with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee)

"Who do THEY think YOU are?" with Robin Dean, PsyD, MSEd

March 2022

Challenging Moments in Psychotherapy - Insights from a Lifetime on the Clinical Frontier with Jerry Gans, MD

December 2021/January 2022

Conversations with the Authors: A Two Part Series - Women, Intersectionality, and Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership, Edited by Yoon Kane, Saralyn Masselink, and Annie Weiss

February 2021

Developing Emotional Immediacy in the Zoom Room

July 2020
Zooming Along: The Fast Track to a New Way of Doing Group

March 2020
Minding the Body: Self Care in the Age of Zoom (A Virtual Event) 

December 2019
The Paperless Practice: A Guide for the Modern Therapist

October 2019
Class Matters: Exploring the Impact of Class on our Therapeutic Practice (co-sponsored with MIP and PCFINE)

March 2019
Stealth Self-Care in the Therapeutic Hour

October 2018
Update your professional photo!

May 2018
Building a Multicultural and Reflective Practice

March 2018
The Exploding Psychiatric Pharmacopoeia

January 2018
Working Effectively with Transgender and Non-Binary Clients

October 2017
Theory to Practice:  Incorporating Tele-mental Health into your Practice

January 2017
Understanding and Talking about Evidence-Based Therapy

October 2016
Making Workshops Great Again: Find Your Sentence and Kill Your Darlings

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