UPCOMING EVENTS

SPOTLIGHT

Have you or a friend achieved something notable in the field of group therapy that you’d like to share? Would you like to read about some of your colleagues’ successes? Check out our member spotlight!

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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.

AGPS FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Developing and Sustaining Successful Group Leadership Practices

Friday and Saturday October 20-21, 2017
Tickets on sale now!

with Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA

Dr. Molyn Leszcz is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, and Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. With Irvin Yalom, he co-authored the fifth edition of Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (2005).

Dr. Leszcz will talk about the most crucial common factors of effective group leadership and provide an approach to fostering the all-important therapeutic alliance. Along with didactic presentation and live demonstration groups by Dr. Leszcz, this conference will  include a small-group experiential component led by some of Austin’s expert group therapists.

More information and registration here.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT EVENT

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Film and Discussion

” You have to remember that the trouble we are in
started long ago. Your parents didn’t make it, nor I.
We were born into it.”

-Lillian Smith, Killers of the Dream

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee has planned its first quarterly book/film/discussion group. On Sunday, September 24th, we will be showing the movie “13th”, followed by a discussion group around issues of white privilege, racial disparity, and inequity in the justice system. Committee Chair John Cooper will be sending out a chapter reading from the book “Killers of the Dream” by Lillian Smith to attendees for additional discussion and consideration. Learn more.

A Letter from the Editor, Stacy Nakell

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Dear Readers, The theme of this issue, change, is one that…

A Letter from AGPS Board President Dave Kaplowitz

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Dear Colleagues, Group therapy has always been challenging…

Connecting Through Political Upheaval by Stacy Nakell

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While reflecting on change with the writers in this issue, I…

Voice Of Experience: A Consultation Forum

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Dear Voice of Experience, My question relates to the presence…

Change, Liminal Zones and Groups by Deborah Sharp

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I’ve always been interested in Greek and Roman myths, archetypes…

Changing Sensations by Blake Davis

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I peel myself from the leather recliner with a start, my vision…

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

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Our Scholarship Fund enables AGPS to provide group training and experiences to students, new mental health professionals and AGPS members in financial need. Click here to learn more.