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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.

Upcoming Practice Development Events

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.


Developing Emotional Immediacy in the Zoom Room

Sunday, February 7, 2021

4:00-6:00 pm on Zoom

$50 members, $60 nonmembers


For many of us, zoom has been our ” ventilator” for our social world and for the way group and individual therapy have been conducted during this pandemic. While group principles remain the same, under stressful conditions, the group therapist and group have had to navigate a new environment that can, at any moment, divert or progress the emotional communication. How can we optimize the experience to create authenticity and intimacy?

During this workshop we will discuss how we might develop emotional immediacy in the group followed by a demonstration group and discussion.

About the Presenter

Dr. Ronnie Levine is a clinical psychologist and a group and individual psychoanalyst. Dr Levine has conducted many workshops and institutes nationally and internationally and has been the featured conference speaker for several group societies. She has been on the faculty of many group therapy programs including Center for Group Studies and the EGPS Group Therapy Training Program. She has published articles on clinical issues in group therapy and on the group dynamics surrounding the Trump - Clinton election.

Dr. Levine is a Fellow of AGPA, was the Lou Ormont Lecturer in 2009 at AGPA, and in 2011 was honored by EGPS for her outstanding contributions to the field of group psychotherapy. Ronnie will be the invited discussant for The Foulkes Lecturer in London in May 2021.

Dr. Levine is in private practice in New York City where she conducts individual and group therapy and supervision. She also has ongoing training groups in Austin, Boston and San Francisco.

Previous Practice Development Events

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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