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Would you like to explore how you might contribute your time and expertise to AGPS? Or maybe you’d just like some help getting to know your fellow members. There are all kinds of ways, large and small, to get involved with AGPS. We would love to hear from you! Contact us here.


Summer Intermediate Level Institute

Moving into Relationship:
Rediscovering Body Sense

Led by Patricia Tollison, PhD, CGP

PT B IMG_3139 - Version 2Saturday, July 23rd 9:15am-5:15pm
& Sunday, July 24th 9:15am-12:15pm
Tickets are limited and will go on sale at 8am on Monday, June 13th
Register Here

This institute begins from the premise that leaders and group members are trying to be in relationships, not out of them. The exploration of what encourages and what gets in the way of interpersonal connection will include the concept that the body remembers. Brief didactic discussion will lay the foundation for the learning experience of working in the moment as a member of a process group. Time for member communication about the leader’s role and the process will be scheduled throughout the day and a half.

Patricia Tollison, Ph.D., CGP is a psychologist in private practice. Her earliest clinical training included leading groups with members with severe mental illness in Bryan, Texas. She counts those groups as her most benevolent teachers of the essential nature of authenticity as a group leader. In Austin, she was in a long-term training group with Scott Rutan, Ph.D., another stunningly excellent teacher. Patricia is also a writer; most recently her article “Brains to Brains: Nonconscious Communication in Group” was published in The Voice.

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