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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

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

Please join us for a lively, thoughtful panel discussion with the authors of the groundbreaking new book,

Women, Intersectionality, and Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership

This ground-breaking book presents multifaceted perspectives to examine assumptions about gender, intersecting identities, and power that impact women’s experience as group psychotherapy leaders, mentors, and educators. Authors will discuss theoretical, cultural and personal paradigms as well as practical and technical applications for all group psychotherapists.



Sunday, December 5th, 4-5:30 pm with Annie Weiss, Yoon Kane, Sasha Watkins, Julie Anderson, & Kavita Avula

Sunday, January 9th, 4-5:30 pm with Yoon Kane, Libby Shapiro, Jan Morris, Jeanne Bunker, and Madeline Stein

You may register for one or both dates. There will be different chapter authors at each event.


NSGP members $30 for one date, $50 for both dates

Non NSGP members $40 for one date, $60 for both dates

A Zoom link with joining details will be sent a few days before the event to all paid registrants.

For more information please contact Oona Metz at oonametzlicsw@gmail.com

Below are the chapter titles and their authors:

  • Unwelcoming and Group Process, Sasha Watkins
  • Training Elastigirl: Developing Strength and Flexibility in Female Group Psychotherapists, Annie Weiss
  • From Chrysalis to Butterfly: Women Leading Women from Silence to Power, Elizabeth Shapiro
  • Cinderella, The Wicked Queen, and Glinda Walk into a Group: Countertransference Resistance and the Female Group Leader, Janice M. Morris
  • Liberating Ambition in Women Group Psychotherapists, Jeanne Bunker
  • Women Sharing the Power Seat: Equity and Equanimity in Co-leading Groups, Julie Anderson
  • Brown, Barriered, Bold: One Therapist’s Story of Leadership, Kavita Avula
  • Courage to Lead: The Shadow of Racism on Women of Color Leading Psychotherapy Groups, Yoon Im Kane
  • Vulnerability & Violence: Female Group Leadership, the Social Unconscious, & the #MeToo Movement, Madeline Victore Stein


Previous Practice Development Events

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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