Member Spotlight

Take a look at some of our members’ recent achievements!

Would you like to let us know about something exciting you or a colleague has been up to? Maybe you earned a credential or spoke about group therapy at a conference or maybe a colleague published an article or did some volunteer work using their group therapy skills. We’d love to spread the word about it!

Spotlight on:Amelia Canally

Obtained her CGP

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Congratulations to Amelia, who earlier this year was recognized with the national credential of Certified Group Psychotherapist. Amelia has long been a highly-skilled group practitioner, and it's great to know she now has some more letters behind her name to accurately reflect that!

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Spotlight on:Sarah Pollard

Editor of Voice of Experience Column

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As a new professional, Sarah Pollard has already shown leadership skills at AGPS. As a member of the AGPS The Voice committee, she has put her editing skills to use, taking the reins of the Voice of Experience column.This column was the most-read article of the Fall 2017 issue!

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Spotlight on:DeLinda Spain

Presented at the Inaugural Texas Clinical Supervision Conference

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Earlier this month, DeLinda presented what for me was the highlight of this excellent 2-day supervision conference. She generously shared her experience and perspective on group clinical supervision, drawing from theories that included Modern Analysis and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. DeLinda facilitated a live demonstration group, something that many of the attendees were not very accustomed to seeing. The room was engaged and energized by her work in the group and by the vulnerability, wit, and insight with which she discussed her approach.

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Spotlight on:Gianna Viola

Presented at the Inaugural Texas Clinical Supervision Conference

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Combining her expertise in both clinical supervision and group treatment, Gianna co-led a breakout session with Christine Winston at the Inaugural Texas Clinical Supervision Conference sponsored by the UT Austin School of Social Work in November 2017. The workshop was titled Group Supervision: Challenges and Benefits, with a focus on group supervision through the lens of Attachment Theory.

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Spotlight on:Ryan Spencer, LMFT, CGP

Nominated for AGPA Board

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Ryan was recently selected by the Nominating Committee of the board of the American Group Psychotherapy Association to be on the ballot for their Board election this November. This is both an honor recognizing his previous contributions on the board here at AGPS and as President of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) - but it's also a recognition of the leadership he can contribute to the national level. Thank you for all your work. You've got my support - and I'm excited for the voice you will bring to AGPA!

Spotlight on:Stacy Nakell

Published a Journal Article

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I'm so proud that my colleague and friend Stacy Nakell is a published author in the field of group therapy, covering a topic that has rarely if ever been addressed in the group literature. Here's the citation and a link to the article:

Nakell, Stacy (2015). A healing herd: Benefits of a psychodynamic group approach in treating body-focused repetitive Behaviors. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy 65 (II), 295-306.

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