Jay Erwin-Grotsky

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.

Gaea Logan is available for support of any of Jay’s clients. She may be reached at (512) 327-6311 or (512) 694-1393 and by email at: GaeaLogan@hotmail.com.

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: katielgriffin@yahoo.com or (512) 656-4067.
Let us honor him with our memories. Rest in peace dear friend.

The AGPS Board

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  1. Ryan Spencer
    Ryan Spencer says:

    What a tremendous loss. I am shocked and so sad. Jay was the first person to introduce me to AGPS and I immediately knew he was someone special and that this organization was something wonderful. Those loud shirts:) I am so grateful for the ways I got to know Jay and how he influenced me and I’m so sad to not be able to share more time with him. Kind, funny, goofy, thoughtful, passionate… and I was just getting to know his brilliant, powerful and sophisticated clinical mind.

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