Dear AGPS community and friends,
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Jay Erwin-Grotsky, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA.
Jay passed away on November 27th, 2017 unexpectedly after a brief illness. He was a valued member and leader in our local and national group community who was devoted to his relationships and his growth.
Jay served in countless roles for more than 20 years to support our AGPS community officially as AGPS President, Board member, presenter, and Institute leader. He most recently led a local Two-Day institute on ‘Working with Resistance in Group’ and served on the committee for the First Annual Conference.
Personally many of us will remember his genuineness, warmth, storytelling and persistent sense of humor. He was a great friend and excellent group therapist. He will be dearly missed.
His passing is a loss for our community and many others. As a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and a Certified Group Psychotherapist he has been a Process Group Experience leader at the AGPA Two-Day Institute portion of the Annual Meeting. He participated in the weekend training program at the Center for Group Studies in New York. He has presented locally and at AGPA on co-leadership and on humor in groups.
Announcements regarding memorial service arrangements and other ways to pay tribute to Jay will be coming later.
Many other members of the local community are also available for support. If you would like to be connected with someone please feel free to contact Katie Griffin at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 656-4067.
Let us honor him with our memories. Rest in peace dear friend.
The AGPS Board
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