Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

May 6, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
In this workshop, we will explore our family issues through various experiential exercises, including psychodrama.
June 3-4
Registration still open. Register now to get your preferred Institutes!
Ongoing
About Group Psychotherapy

About Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. The therapy has been widely used and has been a standard treatment option for over 50 years.
Become a Member

Become a Member

NCGPS has been providing education, training, support and collegiality for professionals involved int he group psychotherapies for over forty years. We welcome as members group therapists at all levels of experience - from students and trainees to master therapists.
CGP Accreditation

CGP Accreditation

Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) accreditation recognizes and validates eligible mental health providers who have basic skills, knowledge and expertise in providing group therapy.
Faculty Appointments

Faculty Appointments

Many NCGPS members have faculty appointments at medical schools, professional schools or other teaching institutions. We offer a listing, by school, for those seeking consultation, supervision, or training from colleagues who are experienced in these roles.
Find a Group Therapist

Find a Group Therapist

This directory of NCGPS group therapists is provided as a resource both for our members and for the community-at-large. We encourage you to use it to find a therapy group for yourself, and as an aid in the appropriate referral of potential geroup members.
News

News

Join us for the 24th Biennial Training Institute!

April 17, 2017

Institute Preview: The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Differences

April 16, 2017

Institute Preview: Whose Lives Matter in the Multicolored US? How Do Clinicians Respond to the Needs of this Diversity?

April 16, 2017

Announcing NCGPS’ Diversity Committee

April 16, 2017

It’s all about DIFFERENCE

April 16, 2017

Precious Gems from AGPA

April 16, 2017
NCGPS on Facebook

NCGPS on Facebook

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Professional Group Psychotherapy Training

Pre-Institute evening, June 2 4pm -9:30pm
Video Screening of "Finding the Gold Within" by Karina Epperlin

NCGPS Training Institute offers a unique opportunity for both learning and connections. It is designed for group therapists at all levels and allows participants to selet one of 12 groups-- all led by Master group therapists. We welcome students, interns and new professionals.

A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students or trainees. All candidates must demonstrate financial need.
To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com.

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NCGPS 24th Biennial Training Institute

Jun 3, 8:00am

Executive Inn & Suites Embarcadero Cove

Professional Group Psychotherapy Training Pre-Institute evening, June 2 4pm -9:30pm Video Screening of "Finding the Gold Within" by Karina Epperlin NCGPS Training Institute offers a unique opportunity for both learning and connections. It is designed for group therapists at all levels and allows participants to selet one of 12 groups-- all led by Master group therapists. We welcome students, interns and new professionals. A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students or trainees. All candidates must demonstrate financial need. To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com. See a description of all groups here: ----------------------------------------- ncgps.org/wp-content/uploads/Institute17_Catalog.pdf ----------------------------------------- Register here: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ncgps.org/registration-24th-biennial-institute/ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

NCGPS 24th Biennial Training Institute

Ann Steiner
Therapist: Ann Steiner
Topic: 0 - 3 Years of group Therapy Experience
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Alexis D. Abernethy
Therapist: Alexis D. Abernethy
Topic: The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Difference
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VeLora J. Lilly
Therapist: VeLora J. Lilly
Topic: Whose Lives Matter in the New Multicolored US?
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Armand Volkas
Therapist: Armand Volkas
Topic: Healing the Wounds of History: Unearthing and Transforming Generational Trauma Through Drama Therapy
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Lois Friedlander and Rose Phelps
Therapists: Lois Friedlander and Rose Phelps
Topic: Women's Psychodynamic Process Group
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Art Raisman
Therapist: Art Raisman
Topic: Individual Consultation as an Adjunct to Group Therapy
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Daisy Reese and Peter H Cole
Therapists: Daisy Reese and Peter H Cole
Topic: Gestalt Group Therapy
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Judye Hess
Therapist: Judye Hess
Topic: Psychodramatic Family Therapy
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Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

We welcome first time registrants for the NCGPS Institute or people considering registering for the Institute.

Snacks and a taste of group process will be provided.

Contact Institute Co-directors, Vivian Nelson and Bill Roller,
VivBill@aol.com to RSVP
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Open House

May 6, 2:00pm

We welcome first time registrants for the NCGPS Institute or people considering registering for the Institute. Snacks and a taste of group process will be provided. Contact Institute Co-directors, Vivian Nelson and Bill Roller, VivBill@aol.com to RSVP

Open House

Check out our 24th Biennial Training Institute June 3-4, 2017
(Pre-Institute evening, June 2)

A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students or trainees. All candidates must demonstrate financial need.
To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com.

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Check out our 24th Biennial Training Institute June 3-4, 2017
(Pre-Institute evening, June 2)

A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students or trainees. All candidates must demonstrate financial need. 
To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com.

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Greetings from the members of the 2017 NCGPS Institute Subcommittee.

Save the Date!
24th Biennial Training Institute
June 3-4, 2017
Pre-Institute evening program, June 2

The NCGPS Institute offers a unique opportunity for both learning and connections. Our Institute is designed for group therapists at all levels and allows participants to select one of 12 groups—all led by Master group therapists.

Participants will engage deeply in group process as members and also examine the dynamics from a theoretical perspective. Our Institute will allow students, interns and new professionals to be part of an in depth training experience. We hope to reach out and include many young people who will become the new generation of group therapists. Many of our institutes will focus on topics that address issues vital to the city of Oakland and beyond, including race, income inequality and gender.

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To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com.
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Venue for the 2017 NCGPS Institute
Executive Inn and Suites
Oakland, California
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Venue for the 2017 NCGPS Institute
Executive Inn and Suites
Oakland, California

A preview of things to come! We are honored to have the filmmaker, Karina Epperlein show her remarkable film, "Finding the Gold Within" as our pre-Institute evening program, June 2. Stay tuned for registration details. ... See MoreSee Less

FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN - a feature-length documentary by Karina Epperlein Mill Valley Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, John Michaels Award…

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

While our annual dinner is always a fun, cohesion generating event we are particularly excited about the upcoming one, as it combines highly-valued aspects of many previous dinners: the warm atmosphere of one of Marin's most popular Italian restaurants; the very fun silent auction; some of our best techniques for getting to know one another in new ways; and array of assorted deserts contributed by the NCGPS board.

The Return of the Silent Auction!
The silent auction will consist of items contributed by all of us, including terrific things that you would like to re-home such as: the delightful painting of a cow that looks out of place in your new kitchen; the "Freudian slippers " that your teenage patient gave you for Christmas; the great silver necklace given to you by your mother, who forgets that you only where gold; or that great bottle of wine that you won't enjoy, since red wine gives you a headache. Other possibilities include things you request as donations from your favorite venders, including restaurants, movie theaters, spas, or salons. All donations are tax deductible. To donate, email Carla Haimowitz (carlahaimo@sbcglobal.com) the description, value and opening bid for your item(s). She will prepare a bidding sheet for your item and use this sheet to reserve a spot for your item on the auction tables. Silent auction and no host cocktails begin at 6:30 with seating for dinner beginning at 7:30 .

NCGPS Members: $30
Non-NCGPS Members (and guests): $35

For Special Member Price, be sure to Reserve Dinner
and Renew Membership by January 20!
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Join Us at Joe’s! Annual NCGPS Dinner

Jan 28, 6:30pm

San Rafael Joe’s 931 Fourth Street San Rafael, California (415) 456-2425

While our annual dinner is always a fun, cohesion generating event we are particularly excited about the upcoming one, as it combines highly-valued aspects of many previous dinners: the warm atmosphere of one of Marin's most popular Italian restaurants; the very fun silent auction; some of our best techniques for getting to know one another in new ways; and array of assorted deserts contributed by the NCGPS board. The Return of the Silent Auction! The silent auction will consist of items contributed by all of us, including terrific things that you would like to re-home such as: the delightful painting of a cow that looks out of place in your new kitchen; the "Freudian slippers " that your teenage patient gave you for Christmas; the great silver necklace given to you by your mother, who forgets that you only where gold; or that great bottle of wine that you won't enjoy, since red wine gives you a headache. Other possibilities include things you request as donations from your favorite venders, including restaurants, movie theaters, spas, or salons. All donations are tax deductible. To donate, email Carla Haimowitz (carlahaimo@sbcglobal.com) the description, value and opening bid for your item(s). She will prepare a bidding sheet for your item and use this sheet to reserve a spot for your item on the auction tables. Silent auction and no host cocktails begin at 6:30 with seating for dinner beginning at 7:30 . NCGPS Members: $30 Non-NCGPS Members (and guests): $35 For Special Member Price, be sure to Reserve Dinner and Renew Membership by January 20!

Join Us at Joe’s! Annual NCGPS Dinner

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

All group therapy textbooks emphasize the importance of the setting for a successful outcome of the group. This setting includes clear boundaries of time and space, stable participation, and good leadership. All are seen as requirements to create a safe enough environment for participants to work on deep issues. In addition, for its normal development and progress, the group is expected to go through a stormy stage with disagreements and conflicts.
My presentation will highlight groups that do not follow such “rules”. Surprisingly, the members are still able to work on deep levels, create intimate relationships, and benefit from the group. How is this possible? Should we change our theories?

Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website and RSVP to organizer Ildiko Ran, MFT, CGP - ildikoran@gmail.com

Dr. Haim Weinberg Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist, group analyst and Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice in Sacramento, California. He is the past President of the Israeli Association of Group Psychotherapy and of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS). Dr. Weinberg is the list-owner of the group psychotherapy professional online discussion forum. Academic Vice-President of the Professional School of psychology in which he created and coordinates an online doctoral program in group psychotherapy. He wrote a book on Internet groups and co-edits a series of books about the social unconscious.
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Haim Weinberg, PhD - Impossible Groups

Nov 4, 2:00pm

The Solano Center

All group therapy textbooks emphasize the importance of the setting for a successful outcome of the group. This setting includes clear boundaries of time and space, stable participation, and good leadership. All are seen as requirements to create a safe enough environment for participants to work on deep issues. In addition, for its normal development and progress, the group is expected to go through a stormy stage with disagreements and conflicts. My presentation will highlight groups that do not follow such “rules”. Surprisingly, the members are still able to work on deep levels, create intimate relationships, and benefit from the group. How is this possible? Should we change our theories? Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website and RSVP to organizer Ildiko Ran, MFT, CGP - ildikoran@gmail.com Dr. Haim Weinberg Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist, group analyst and Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice in Sacramento, California. He is the past President of the Israeli Association of Group Psychotherapy and of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS). Dr. Weinberg is the list-owner of the group psychotherapy professional online discussion forum. Academic Vice-President of the Professional School of psychology in which he created and coordinates an online doctoral program in group psychotherapy. He wrote a book on Internet groups and co-edits a series of books about the social unconscious.

Haim Weinberg, PhD - Impossible Groups

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

In this open studio group, immersion in the imagination becomes the guiding principle for the self-healing psyche. Join us for a creative, experiential process and conversation using mixed-media visual journaling as a vehicle to promote self-awareness and group wisdom. All materials provided.

Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website.

Shira Marin, PhD, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Expressive Arts Therapist, and Certified Transformative Learning Coach, is a clinician with over 35 years of experience. Dr. Marin leads interpersonal process groups and serves individuals, couples, and families.
(415) 499-0737 | ShiraMarinPhD.com

Annie Danberg, MA, is a lifelong artist, Art Therapist, and registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (Anne Deborah Danberg, IMF 71044). She offers individual psychotherapy, art therapy, and expressive arts classes, workshops and groups under the supervision of Dr. Shira Marin.
(415) 322-8984 | AnnieDanberg.com
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Shira Marin, Annie Danberg - Art Based Process

Oct 15, 9:00am

San Rafael, CA

In this open studio group, immersion in the imagination becomes the guiding principle for the self-healing psyche. Join us for a creative, experiential process and conversation using mixed-media visual journaling as a vehicle to promote self-awareness and group wisdom. All materials provided. Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website. Shira Marin, PhD, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Expressive Arts Therapist, and Certified Transformative Learning Coach, is a clinician with over 35 years of experience. Dr. Marin leads interpersonal process groups and serves individuals, couples, and families. (415) 499-0737 | ShiraMarinPhD.com Annie Danberg, MA, is a lifelong artist, Art Therapist, and registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (Anne Deborah Danberg, IMF 71044). She offers individual psychotherapy, art therapy, and expressive arts classes, workshops and groups under the supervision of Dr. Shira Marin. (415) 322-8984 | AnnieDanberg.com

Shira Marin, Annie Danberg - Art Based Process

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Thanks to a generous contribution from Victor Yalom from the collection of expert therapy videos available from psychotherapy.net, this San Rafael open studio provides a fun opportunity to enhance existing skills and develop new ones. It will include viewing and discussion of the selected group therapy video, time for socializing and a light lunch. Appropriate for group therapists at all experience levels.

Eligible for 2 CE's (for an additional fee of $15). Held on Sunday, September 18, from 11-2. Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website and contact Lois Friedlander (lois@loismft.com) for address, parking information, and driving directions to event location (at Geri Alpert's San Rafael office).
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Group Therapy Training Videos

Sep 18, 11:00am

San Rafael, CA

Thanks to a generous contribution from Victor Yalom from the collection of expert therapy videos available from psychotherapy.net, this San Rafael open studio provides a fun opportunity to enhance existing skills and develop new ones. It will include viewing and discussion of the selected group therapy video, time for socializing and a light lunch. Appropriate for group therapists at all experience levels. Eligible for 2 CE's (for an additional fee of $15). Held on Sunday, September 18, from 11-2. Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website and contact Lois Friedlander (lois@loismft.com) for address, parking information, and driving directions to event location (at Geri Alpert's San Rafael office).

Group Therapy Training Videos

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Group therapists often ask themselves, "How do we apply our expertise to the "real world" of social and political events? We will gather to see one example of how group dynamics can be used effectively to organize for social and political change in the public interest. I will screen 30 minutes of a new film created by Phil Zimbardo and myself -- that illustrates a method of enlisting others to support a project that takes nonviolent courageous action in defense of an ethical priniciple of people in need--even at risk to oneself. Come learn how to organize your own project.

Note: 15 participants maximum. Visit the ncgps.org web site to register.

Bill Roller has practiced group psychotherapy for over four decades. He is a Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, past-Co-Chair of the Group Therapy Symposium, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine, and past Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes. The author and co-author of over 45 publications, videos, books, book chapters, and scientific articles, he most recently co-created with Philip Zimbardo the 6 hour film series, Group Dynamics and the New Heroism: The Ethical Alternative to the Stanford Prison Experiment.
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Building a Bridge Between Group Psychotherapy and Social Action in the Public Interest

Aug 6, 2:00pm

Berkeley, CA

Group therapists often ask themselves, "How do we apply our expertise to the "real world" of social and political events? We will gather to see one example of how group dynamics can be used effectively to organize for social and political change in the public interest. I will screen 30 minutes of a new film created by Phil Zimbardo and myself -- that illustrates a method of enlisting others to support a project that takes nonviolent courageous action in defense of an ethical priniciple of people in need--even at risk to oneself. Come learn how to organize your own project. Note: 15 participants maximum. Visit the ncgps.org web site to register. Bill Roller has practiced group psychotherapy for over four decades. He is a Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, past-Co-Chair of the Group Therapy Symposium, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine, and past Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes. The author and co-author of over 45 publications, videos, books, book chapters, and scientific articles, he most recently co-created with Philip Zimbardo the 6 hour film series, Group Dynamics and the New Heroism: The Ethical Alternative to the Stanford Prison Experiment.

Building a Bridge Between Group Psychotherapy and Social Action in the Public Interest

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Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Every group leader must pay attention to 2 primary tasks:

1) Maintaining a focus on lively here and now interactive process.
2) Supporting the development of each individual group member.

At times these two tasks can be a challenge to reconcile.

A way of addressing this problem is by working with “Enduring Relational Themes”, an idea developed by Lynne Jacobs, PhD, a psychoanalyst and gestalt therapist in Los Angeles. These are themes that manifest in the group member’s historical work, their attachment and character styles, and in here and now group interactions.

Our experience is that paying attention to, and working with each group member’s Enduring Relational Themes offers the group leader a powerful tool to effect change both at the individual level and at the group process level. Since the Enduring Relational Themes will tend to show up in the member’s psyche and in group interactions, leaders can develop a “seamless” approach to group therapy in which individual level work and group process level work can be worked with in complementary fashion.

Our time together will include a discussion of theory as well as the presentation of specific skills for working effectively with the Enduring Relational Themes as they manifest in the group.

This Open Studio will be experiential and interactive, so please come prepared to share and participate.

Peter Cole LCSW and Daisy Reese LCSW are Certified Group Therapists who have been training therapists for 25 years in both gestalt therapy and group therapy. They are the co-leaders of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. They are graduates of the Washington (DC) School of Psychiatry’s group therapy training program. For more information, please visit their website: www.sicgt.org
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Working with Enduring Relational Themes: Bridging the Inner World and the Here and Now

Jun 25, 11:00am

Berkeley, CA

Every group leader must pay attention to 2 primary tasks: 1) Maintaining a focus on lively here and now interactive process. 2) Supporting the development of each individual group member. At times these two tasks can be a challenge to reconcile. A way of addressing this problem is by working with “Enduring Relational Themes”, an idea developed by Lynne Jacobs, PhD, a psychoanalyst and gestalt therapist in Los Angeles. These are themes that manifest in the group member’s historical work, their attachment and character styles, and in here and now group interactions. Our experience is that paying attention to, and working with each group member’s Enduring Relational Themes offers the group leader a powerful tool to effect change both at the individual level and at the group process level. Since the Enduring Relational Themes will tend to show up in the member’s psyche and in group interactions, leaders can develop a “seamless” approach to group therapy in which individual level work and group process level work can be worked with in complementary fashion. Our time together will include a discussion of theory as well as the presentation of specific skills for working effectively with the Enduring Relational Themes as they manifest in the group. This Open Studio will be experiential and interactive, so please come prepared to share and participate. Peter Cole LCSW and Daisy Reese LCSW are Certified Group Therapists who have been training therapists for 25 years in both gestalt therapy and group therapy. They are the co-leaders of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. They are graduates of the Washington (DC) School of Psychiatry’s group therapy training program. For more information, please visit their website: www.sicgt.org

Working with Enduring Relational Themes: Bridging the Inner World and the Here and Now

Here is a look at Asilomar. The beautiful site for NCGPS Conference
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Known as California's "Refuge by the Sea," Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfr...

We are excited to have Kokomon Clottey with us Saturday evening 6/4/16 for our social time at the NCGPS Clinical Conference at Asilomar. Watch this for a taste. ... See MoreSee Less

Kokomon Clottey, Executive Director of the Attitudinal Healing Connection in Oakland, California - with his wife Aeeshah Clottey - hosted and led participant...

We are excited to have Kokomon Clottey lead us in a Mindful Drumming experience Saturday 6/4/16 at the NCGPS Clinical Conference at Asilomar. In this video he talks about drumming. ... See MoreSee Less

Musician-Master Drummer-producer-educator-community leader-author Kokomon Clottey (www,kokomon.us) invites you to enjoy this special Naming Ceremony. Held in...

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Justin Hecht, PhD, CGP
Limited to 12 participants

Dear Fellow NCGPS Members,
In my Open Group Studio on Sunday afternoon, April 17, I would like to speak with you personally about three aspects of my group practice:

1) Applying Jungian Theory
2) Applying Object Relations Theory
3) Practical considerations for building and maintaining a thriving group practice (Or, what I wish someone had told me in 1989...)

Following a didactic and consultative period, I hope to have a group experience. We will begin at 2 PM and conclude between 4 and 430 PM. Office address will be emailed to those who sign up. I will have a pet dog with me in the office.
Look forward to seeing you!

Justin Hecht, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA, is a Jungian analyst, certified group therapist, and fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He is also on the clinical faculty of the UCSF department of psychiatry. He has led groups since 1989, and currently leads three groups in his private practice, as well as training groups for therapists in Emeryville, Houston, and Washington, DC. His clinical interest is in the integration of Jungian principles of individuation with group psychotherapy.
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A sprightly romp through Jungian theory applied to group, and practical tips on growing your group practice

Apr 17, 2:00pm

San Francisco, CA

Justin Hecht, PhD, CGP Limited to 12 participants Dear Fellow NCGPS Members, In my Open Group Studio on Sunday afternoon, April 17, I would like to speak with you personally about three aspects of my group practice: 1) Applying Jungian Theory 2) Applying Object Relations Theory 3) Practical considerations for building and maintaining a thriving group practice (Or, what I wish someone had told me in 1989...) Following a didactic and consultative period, I hope to have a group experience. We will begin at 2 PM and conclude between 4 and 430 PM. Office address will be emailed to those who sign up. I will have a pet dog with me in the office. Look forward to seeing you! Justin Hecht, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA, is a Jungian analyst, certified group therapist, and fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He is also on the clinical faculty of the UCSF department of psychiatry. He has led groups since 1989, and currently leads three groups in his private practice, as well as training groups for therapists in Emeryville, Houston, and Washington, DC. His clinical interest is in the integration of Jungian principles of individuation with group psychotherapy.

A sprightly romp through Jungian theory applied to group, and practical tips on growing your group practice

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added a life event from February 25, 2016: Thursday night NCGPS dinner at AGPA in New York. ... See MoreSee Less

Sharing memorable moments from the conference and year-round with fellow NCGPS members

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Anxiety: that feeling of apprehension, unease, disquiet, or fear. It is not always recognizable to clients or facilitators. What is it? Where does it come from? How can facilitators address anxiety in order to help group members achieve their goals and the group-as-a whole achieve its task?

RSVP to ildikoran@gmail.com or lois@loismft.com
The charge is $20 per person and space is limited.

Lois Friedlander, MFT, and Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), is Associate Professor, Clinical Faculty at UCSF/School of Medicine. She facilitated out patient groups in the Dept. of Psychiatry/ UCSF/ Group Psychotherapy Program for 15 years and a wide variety of inpatient groups for 27 years. Dr. Irvin Yalom was her former supervisor and consultant.

She sees individuals, couples, and groups in her private practice in San Francisco and Marin, as well as teaching, offering workshops, supervising, and consulting.

She has taught Group Dynamics at CIIS integrating verbal group process principles with the creative arts. She is a faculty member of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS), and provides Core Course Training for Certification as a Group Psychotherapist with the AGPA.

She is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Association of Music Therapy and Association for Music and Imagery.
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How to Address Anxiety Within the Group Setting, Using Verbal and Non-Verbal Methods

Mar 19, 11:00am

Mill Valley, CA

Anxiety: that feeling of apprehension, unease, disquiet, or fear. It is not always recognizable to clients or facilitators. What is it? Where does it come from? How can facilitators address anxiety in order to help group members achieve their goals and the group-as-a whole achieve its task? RSVP to ildikoran@gmail.com or lois@loismft.com The charge is $20 per person and space is limited. Lois Friedlander, MFT, and Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), is Associate Professor, Clinical Faculty at UCSF/School of Medicine. She facilitated out patient groups in the Dept. of Psychiatry/ UCSF/ Group Psychotherapy Program for 15 years and a wide variety of inpatient groups for 27 years. Dr. Irvin Yalom was her former supervisor and consultant. She sees individuals, couples, and groups in her private practice in San Francisco and Marin, as well as teaching, offering workshops, supervising, and consulting. She has taught Group Dynamics at CIIS integrating verbal group process principles with the creative arts. She is a faculty member of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS), and provides Core Course Training for Certification as a Group Psychotherapist with the AGPA. She is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Association of Music Therapy and Association for Music and Imagery.

How to Address Anxiety Within the Group Setting, Using Verbal and Non-Verbal Methods

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

In this talk I will address important components to consider in the planning and implementation of a group to support a successful launch. The following areas will be covered, in addition to questions raised by participants:

-Group topic/title
-Population of interest
-Schedule – day, time, frequency
-Managing a waitlist
-Interview/screening process
-Fee issues

RSVP to Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP or Ildiko Ran, MFT, CGP by February 19 jammoran@aol.com or ildikoran@gmail.com

Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP is a Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Consultant working in Mental Health and Health Care since 1984. Jamie specializes in long term psychodynamic group work, offering six weekly groups in his Menlo Park and San Francisco offices. Jamie has provided numerous trainings on a variety of group topics and regularly engages in continuing education on a local and national level. Additionally Jamie works with individuals and couples across various populations focusing on stress management/burnout, grief, death and dying, gay men's issues and homophobia.
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Practical Matters in Starting a Group

Mar 26, 11:00am

San Francisco, CA

In this talk I will address important components to consider in the planning and implementation of a group to support a successful launch. The following areas will be covered, in addition to questions raised by participants: -Group topic/title -Population of interest -Schedule – day, time, frequency -Managing a waitlist -Interview/screening process -Fee issues RSVP to Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP or Ildiko Ran, MFT, CGP by February 19 jammoran@aol.com or ildikoran@gmail.com Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP is a Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Consultant working in Mental Health and Health Care since 1984. Jamie specializes in long term psychodynamic group work, offering six weekly groups in his Menlo Park and San Francisco offices. Jamie has provided numerous trainings on a variety of group topics and regularly engages in continuing education on a local and national level. Additionally Jamie works with individuals and couples across various populations focusing on stress management/burnout, grief, death and dying, gay men's issues and homophobia.

Practical Matters in Starting a Group

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

This is a workshop for both group and individual therapists, intended to increase sensitivity to factors that may inadvertently discourage people from pursuing the help that they need. Beginning with what happens even before the first contact, and going through to the end of the initial screening/ treatment sessions, the goal is to increase the likelihood of a helpful and positive connection. The workshop will be given free of charge on April 30th at Geri's San Rafael office. It will run from 11:00 to 1:30, and will include a half hour for refreshments and socializing. To RSVP contact Geri at geraldine.alpert@pacbell.net or Ildiko Ran at ildikoran@gmail.com

Geri is a past president of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Her academic and teaching positions have included Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF Medical School, Director of Group Therapy Training at McCauley Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Director of post doctoral training at Kaiser, South San Francisco. She practices in San Francisco and San Rafael, providing individual, couples and group psychotherapy and specializing in consultation and therapy groups for therapists.
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Unfortunate Beginnings: Why The Therapy Relationship May Fail Before it Even Begins

Apr 30, 11:00am

San Rafael, CA

This is a workshop for both group and individual therapists, intended to increase sensitivity to factors that may inadvertently discourage people from pursuing the help that they need. Beginning with what happens even before the first contact, and going through to the end of the initial screening/ treatment sessions, the goal is to increase the likelihood of a helpful and positive connection. The workshop will be given free of charge on April 30th at Geri's San Rafael office. It will run from 11:00 to 1:30, and will include a half hour for refreshments and socializing. To RSVP contact Geri at geraldine.alpert@pacbell.net or Ildiko Ran at ildikoran@gmail.com Geri is a past president of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Her academic and teaching positions have included Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF Medical School, Director of Group Therapy Training at McCauley Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Director of post doctoral training at Kaiser, South San Francisco. She practices in San Francisco and San Rafael, providing individual, couples and group psychotherapy and specializing in consultation and therapy groups for therapists.

Unfortunate Beginnings: Why The Therapy Relationship May Fail Before it Even Begins

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Enjoy fine Italian dining and a musical interlude provided by the San Francisco Conservatory. Come for great company, wine, food and fun. Renew your group therapy connections and make new friends. No-host bar.
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Annual NCGPS Dinner

Jan 23, 6:30pm

Enjoy fine Italian dining and a musical interlude provided by the San Francisco Conservatory. Come for great company, wine, food and fun. Renew your group therapy connections and make new friends. No-host bar.

Annual NCGPS Dinner

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

The second event in the NCGPS Open Group Studio Series

An evening hosted by Jim Fishman, LCSW, CGP
at Jim's home/studio in San Francisco

The Mandala is a circular image, symbolizing the self. Painting one's Mandala can be initiatory experience: of discovering one's inner core, one's emergent self; or, conversely, a way of capturing one's relationship to community and outer wholeness. Groups, by definition, are circular and can perform similar functions. In this Open Studio, we will each have the opportunity to explore painting one's own unique Mandala, then sharing what we have done with a group and receiving feedback in the form of how your mandala impacts others.

Jim Fishman, a self-trained watercolorist, has experience guiding others into the painting of one's own Mandala. Jim (along with Linda Rose) offered a day-long workshop many years ago at Asilomar on the Wounded Healer Archetype and some startling images emerged from participants.

This Open Studio does not require any previous painting experience.
Fee: $20
Space is limited to 12 attendees.
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Painting One's Mandala as a Path to Wholeness: A Small Group Experience

Jan 16, 11:00am

San Francisco, CA

The second event in the NCGPS Open Group Studio Series An evening hosted by Jim Fishman, LCSW, CGP at Jim's home/studio in San Francisco The Mandala is a circular image, symbolizing the self. Painting one's Mandala can be initiatory experience: of discovering one's inner core, one's emergent self; or, conversely, a way of capturing one's relationship to community and outer wholeness. Groups, by definition, are circular and can perform similar functions. In this Open Studio, we will each have the opportunity to explore painting one's own unique Mandala, then sharing what we have done with a group and receiving feedback in the form of how your mandala impacts others. Jim Fishman, a self-trained watercolorist, has experience guiding others into the painting of one's own Mandala. Jim (along with Linda Rose) offered a day-long workshop many years ago at Asilomar on the Wounded Healer Archetype and some startling images emerged from participants. This Open Studio does not require any previous painting experience. Fee: $20 Space is limited to 12 attendees.

Painting Ones Mandala as a Path to Wholeness:  A Small Group Experience

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Join us for the 47th Clinical Conference @ Asilomar:
This is a 2 ½ day residential program held at Asilomar Conference Center near the Pacific Ocean at Pacific Grove, The Conference includes 2- and 3-hour workshops (inclusive of experiential, didactic and scientific based paper presentations) with a focus on clinical theory and technique. This year the theme of the conference will have a special emphasis on group treatment of Trauma and another emphasis on the use of Mindfulness in group treatment
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47th NCGPS Conference @ Asilomar

Jun 3, 4:00pm

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

Join us for the 47th Clinical Conference @ Asilomar: This is a 2 ½ day residential program held at Asilomar Conference Center near the Pacific Ocean at Pacific Grove, The Conference includes 2- and 3-hour workshops (inclusive of experiential, didactic and scientific based paper presentations) with a focus on clinical theory and technique. This year the theme of the conference will have a special emphasis on group treatment of Trauma and another emphasis on the use of Mindfulness in group treatment

47th NCGPS Conference @ Asilomar

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

There is a revolution going on in Medicine and the epigenome is not only being implicated for causing cancer, but mental illness as well.

Elaine is going to show us a video, the extraordinary one hour documentary, “Ghost in Your Genes,” share an up-to-date review of the literature on the epigenome, and open up a discussion on the topic. It is going to be a thought provoking evening for all therapists.

Please join us! Our hostess will serve light refreshments.
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The Epigenome - What Every Therapist Needs to Know

Dec 5, 7:00pm

Berkeley, CA

There is a revolution going on in Medicine and the epigenome is not only being implicated for causing cancer, but mental illness as well. Elaine is going to show us a video, the extraordinary one hour documentary, “Ghost in Your Genes,” share an up-to-date review of the literature on the epigenome, and open up a discussion on the topic. It is going to be a thought provoking evening for all therapists. Please join us! Our hostess will serve light refreshments.

The Epigenome -  What Every Therapist Needs to Know

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Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added a life event from November 2015: NCGPS Fall Event: Addressing Racial Dynamics in Groups: Insights from Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and Interpersonal Approaches presented by Alexis D. Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA. ... See MoreSee Less

Dr. Abernethy is a nationally recognized expert on Diversity and Cultural Competence. She has published close to 50 articles and given workshops on these topics for over 25 years, often integrating these with Group Psychotherapy. She is a frequent presenter at AGPA conferences and is the Institute Co-Chair for 2016. Dr. Abernethy has been a consultant in a variety of settings including police departments, medical settings and churches. She is a clinical psychologist, a professor in the Graduate School of Psychology at the Fuller Theological Seminary, and a practicing psychotherapist.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

May 6, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
In this workshop, we will explore our family issues through various experiential exercises, including psychodrama.
June 3-4
Registration still open. Register now to get your preferred Institutes!
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About Group Psychotherapy

About Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. The therapy has been widely used and has been a standard treatment option for over 50 years.
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Become a Member

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CGP Accreditation

CGP Accreditation

Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) accreditation recognizes and validates eligible mental health providers who have basic skills, knowledge and expertise in providing group therapy.
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Faculty Appointments

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Institute Preview: The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Differences

April 16, 2017

Institute Preview: Whose Lives Matter in the Multicolored US? How Do Clinicians Respond to the Needs of this Diversity?

April 16, 2017

Announcing NCGPS’ Diversity Committee

April 16, 2017

It’s all about DIFFERENCE

April 16, 2017

Precious Gems from AGPA

April 16, 2017

Poetic Reflections

April 16, 2017
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Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Professional Group Psychotherapy Training

Pre-Institute evening, June 2 4pm -9:30pm
Video Screening of "Finding the Gold Within" by Karina Epperlin

NCGPS Training Institute offers a unique opportunity for both learning and connections. It is designed for group therapists at all levels and allows participants to selet one of 12 groups-- all led by Master group therapists. We welcome students, interns and new professionals.

A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students or trainees. All candidates must demonstrate financial need.
To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com.

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NCGPS 24th Biennial Training Institute

Jun 3, 8:00am

Executive Inn & Suites Embarcadero Cove

Professional Group Psychotherapy Training Pre-Institute evening, June 2 4pm -9:30pm Video Screening of "Finding the Gold Within" by Karina Epperlin NCGPS Training Institute offers a unique opportunity for both learning and connections. It is designed for group therapists at all levels and allows participants to selet one of 12 groups-- all led by Master group therapists. We welcome students, interns and new professionals. A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students or trainees. All candidates must demonstrate financial need. To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com. See a description of all groups here: ----------------------------------------- ncgps.org/wp-content/uploads/Institute17_Catalog.pdf ----------------------------------------- Register here: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ncgps.org/registration-24th-biennial-institute/ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

NCGPS 24th Biennial Training Institute

Ann Steiner
Therapist: Ann Steiner
Topic: 0 - 3 Years of group Therapy Experience
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Alexis D. Abernethy
Therapist: Alexis D. Abernethy
Topic: The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Difference
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VeLora J. Lilly
Therapist: VeLora J. Lilly
Topic: Whose Lives Matter in the New Multicolored US?
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Armand Volkas
Therapist: Armand Volkas
Topic: Healing the Wounds of History: Unearthing and Transforming Generational Trauma Through Drama Therapy
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Lois Friedlander and Rose Phelps
Therapists: Lois Friedlander and Rose Phelps
Topic: Women's Psychodynamic Process Group
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Art Raisman
Therapist: Art Raisman
Topic: Individual Consultation as an Adjunct to Group Therapy
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Daisy Reese and Peter H Cole
Therapists: Daisy Reese and Peter H Cole
Topic: Gestalt Group Therapy
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Judye Hess
Therapist: Judye Hess
Topic: Psychodramatic Family Therapy
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Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

We welcome first time registrants for the NCGPS Institute or people considering registering for the Institute.

Snacks and a taste of group process will be provided.

Contact Institute Co-directors, Vivian Nelson and Bill Roller,
VivBill@aol.com to RSVP
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Open House

May 6, 2:00pm

We welcome first time registrants for the NCGPS Institute or people considering registering for the Institute. Snacks and a taste of group process will be provided. Contact Institute Co-directors, Vivian Nelson and Bill Roller, VivBill@aol.com to RSVP

Open House

Check out our 24th Biennial Training Institute June 3-4, 2017
(Pre-Institute evening, June 2)

A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students or trainees. All candidates must demonstrate financial need.
To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com.

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Check out our 24th Biennial Training Institute June 3-4, 2017
(Pre-Institute evening, June 2)

A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students or trainees. All candidates must demonstrate financial need. 
To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com.

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Greetings from the members of the 2017 NCGPS Institute Subcommittee.

Save the Date!
24th Biennial Training Institute
June 3-4, 2017
Pre-Institute evening program, June 2

The NCGPS Institute offers a unique opportunity for both learning and connections. Our Institute is designed for group therapists at all levels and allows participants to select one of 12 groups—all led by Master group therapists.

Participants will engage deeply in group process as members and also examine the dynamics from a theoretical perspective. Our Institute will allow students, interns and new professionals to be part of an in depth training experience. We hope to reach out and include many young people who will become the new generation of group therapists. Many of our institutes will focus on topics that address issues vital to the city of Oakland and beyond, including race, income inequality and gender.

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A limited number of scholarships are available for full time students or trainees. All candidates must demonstrate financial need.
To apply for a scholarship or request assistance paying for student membership, contact Laine Demetria, lainedemetria@gmail.com.
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Venue for the 2017 NCGPS Institute
Executive Inn and Suites
Oakland, California
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Venue for the 2017 NCGPS Institute
Executive Inn and Suites
Oakland, California

A preview of things to come! We are honored to have the filmmaker, Karina Epperlein show her remarkable film, "Finding the Gold Within" as our pre-Institute evening program, June 2. Stay tuned for registration details. ... See MoreSee Less

FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN - a feature-length documentary by Karina Epperlein Mill Valley Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, John Michaels Award…

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

While our annual dinner is always a fun, cohesion generating event we are particularly excited about the upcoming one, as it combines highly-valued aspects of many previous dinners: the warm atmosphere of one of Marin's most popular Italian restaurants; the very fun silent auction; some of our best techniques for getting to know one another in new ways; and array of assorted deserts contributed by the NCGPS board.

The Return of the Silent Auction!
The silent auction will consist of items contributed by all of us, including terrific things that you would like to re-home such as: the delightful painting of a cow that looks out of place in your new kitchen; the "Freudian slippers " that your teenage patient gave you for Christmas; the great silver necklace given to you by your mother, who forgets that you only where gold; or that great bottle of wine that you won't enjoy, since red wine gives you a headache. Other possibilities include things you request as donations from your favorite venders, including restaurants, movie theaters, spas, or salons. All donations are tax deductible. To donate, email Carla Haimowitz (carlahaimo@sbcglobal.com) the description, value and opening bid for your item(s). She will prepare a bidding sheet for your item and use this sheet to reserve a spot for your item on the auction tables. Silent auction and no host cocktails begin at 6:30 with seating for dinner beginning at 7:30 .

NCGPS Members: $30
Non-NCGPS Members (and guests): $35

For Special Member Price, be sure to Reserve Dinner
and Renew Membership by January 20!
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Join Us at Joe’s! Annual NCGPS Dinner

Jan 28, 6:30pm

San Rafael Joe’s 931 Fourth Street San Rafael, California (415) 456-2425

While our annual dinner is always a fun, cohesion generating event we are particularly excited about the upcoming one, as it combines highly-valued aspects of many previous dinners: the warm atmosphere of one of Marin's most popular Italian restaurants; the very fun silent auction; some of our best techniques for getting to know one another in new ways; and array of assorted deserts contributed by the NCGPS board. The Return of the Silent Auction! The silent auction will consist of items contributed by all of us, including terrific things that you would like to re-home such as: the delightful painting of a cow that looks out of place in your new kitchen; the "Freudian slippers " that your teenage patient gave you for Christmas; the great silver necklace given to you by your mother, who forgets that you only where gold; or that great bottle of wine that you won't enjoy, since red wine gives you a headache. Other possibilities include things you request as donations from your favorite venders, including restaurants, movie theaters, spas, or salons. All donations are tax deductible. To donate, email Carla Haimowitz (carlahaimo@sbcglobal.com) the description, value and opening bid for your item(s). She will prepare a bidding sheet for your item and use this sheet to reserve a spot for your item on the auction tables. Silent auction and no host cocktails begin at 6:30 with seating for dinner beginning at 7:30 . NCGPS Members: $30 Non-NCGPS Members (and guests): $35 For Special Member Price, be sure to Reserve Dinner and Renew Membership by January 20!

Join Us at Joe’s! Annual NCGPS Dinner

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

All group therapy textbooks emphasize the importance of the setting for a successful outcome of the group. This setting includes clear boundaries of time and space, stable participation, and good leadership. All are seen as requirements to create a safe enough environment for participants to work on deep issues. In addition, for its normal development and progress, the group is expected to go through a stormy stage with disagreements and conflicts.
My presentation will highlight groups that do not follow such “rules”. Surprisingly, the members are still able to work on deep levels, create intimate relationships, and benefit from the group. How is this possible? Should we change our theories?

Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website and RSVP to organizer Ildiko Ran, MFT, CGP - ildikoran@gmail.com

Dr. Haim Weinberg Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist, group analyst and Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice in Sacramento, California. He is the past President of the Israeli Association of Group Psychotherapy and of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS). Dr. Weinberg is the list-owner of the group psychotherapy professional online discussion forum. Academic Vice-President of the Professional School of psychology in which he created and coordinates an online doctoral program in group psychotherapy. He wrote a book on Internet groups and co-edits a series of books about the social unconscious.
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Haim Weinberg, PhD - Impossible Groups

Nov 4, 2:00pm

The Solano Center

All group therapy textbooks emphasize the importance of the setting for a successful outcome of the group. This setting includes clear boundaries of time and space, stable participation, and good leadership. All are seen as requirements to create a safe enough environment for participants to work on deep issues. In addition, for its normal development and progress, the group is expected to go through a stormy stage with disagreements and conflicts. My presentation will highlight groups that do not follow such “rules”. Surprisingly, the members are still able to work on deep levels, create intimate relationships, and benefit from the group. How is this possible? Should we change our theories? Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website and RSVP to organizer Ildiko Ran, MFT, CGP - ildikoran@gmail.com Dr. Haim Weinberg Ph.D, is a licensed psychologist, group analyst and Certified Group Psychotherapist in private practice in Sacramento, California. He is the past President of the Israeli Association of Group Psychotherapy and of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS). Dr. Weinberg is the list-owner of the group psychotherapy professional online discussion forum. Academic Vice-President of the Professional School of psychology in which he created and coordinates an online doctoral program in group psychotherapy. He wrote a book on Internet groups and co-edits a series of books about the social unconscious.

Haim Weinberg, PhD - Impossible Groups

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

In this open studio group, immersion in the imagination becomes the guiding principle for the self-healing psyche. Join us for a creative, experiential process and conversation using mixed-media visual journaling as a vehicle to promote self-awareness and group wisdom. All materials provided.

Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website.

Shira Marin, PhD, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Expressive Arts Therapist, and Certified Transformative Learning Coach, is a clinician with over 35 years of experience. Dr. Marin leads interpersonal process groups and serves individuals, couples, and families.
(415) 499-0737 | ShiraMarinPhD.com

Annie Danberg, MA, is a lifelong artist, Art Therapist, and registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (Anne Deborah Danberg, IMF 71044). She offers individual psychotherapy, art therapy, and expressive arts classes, workshops and groups under the supervision of Dr. Shira Marin.
(415) 322-8984 | AnnieDanberg.com
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Shira Marin, Annie Danberg - Art Based Process

Oct 15, 9:00am

San Rafael, CA

In this open studio group, immersion in the imagination becomes the guiding principle for the self-healing psyche. Join us for a creative, experiential process and conversation using mixed-media visual journaling as a vehicle to promote self-awareness and group wisdom. All materials provided. Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website. Shira Marin, PhD, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Expressive Arts Therapist, and Certified Transformative Learning Coach, is a clinician with over 35 years of experience. Dr. Marin leads interpersonal process groups and serves individuals, couples, and families. (415) 499-0737 | ShiraMarinPhD.com Annie Danberg, MA, is a lifelong artist, Art Therapist, and registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern (Anne Deborah Danberg, IMF 71044). She offers individual psychotherapy, art therapy, and expressive arts classes, workshops and groups under the supervision of Dr. Shira Marin. (415) 322-8984 | AnnieDanberg.com

Shira Marin, Annie Danberg - Art Based Process

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Thanks to a generous contribution from Victor Yalom from the collection of expert therapy videos available from psychotherapy.net, this San Rafael open studio provides a fun opportunity to enhance existing skills and develop new ones. It will include viewing and discussion of the selected group therapy video, time for socializing and a light lunch. Appropriate for group therapists at all experience levels.

Eligible for 2 CE's (for an additional fee of $15). Held on Sunday, September 18, from 11-2. Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website and contact Lois Friedlander (lois@loismft.com) for address, parking information, and driving directions to event location (at Geri Alpert's San Rafael office).
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Group Therapy Training Videos

Sep 18, 11:00am

San Rafael, CA

Thanks to a generous contribution from Victor Yalom from the collection of expert therapy videos available from psychotherapy.net, this San Rafael open studio provides a fun opportunity to enhance existing skills and develop new ones. It will include viewing and discussion of the selected group therapy video, time for socializing and a light lunch. Appropriate for group therapists at all experience levels. Eligible for 2 CE's (for an additional fee of $15). Held on Sunday, September 18, from 11-2. Sign up by PayPal on the NCGPS website and contact Lois Friedlander (lois@loismft.com) for address, parking information, and driving directions to event location (at Geri Alpert's San Rafael office).

Group Therapy Training Videos

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Group therapists often ask themselves, "How do we apply our expertise to the "real world" of social and political events? We will gather to see one example of how group dynamics can be used effectively to organize for social and political change in the public interest. I will screen 30 minutes of a new film created by Phil Zimbardo and myself -- that illustrates a method of enlisting others to support a project that takes nonviolent courageous action in defense of an ethical priniciple of people in need--even at risk to oneself. Come learn how to organize your own project.

Note: 15 participants maximum. Visit the ncgps.org web site to register.

Bill Roller has practiced group psychotherapy for over four decades. He is a Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, past-Co-Chair of the Group Therapy Symposium, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine, and past Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes. The author and co-author of over 45 publications, videos, books, book chapters, and scientific articles, he most recently co-created with Philip Zimbardo the 6 hour film series, Group Dynamics and the New Heroism: The Ethical Alternative to the Stanford Prison Experiment.
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Building a Bridge Between Group Psychotherapy and Social Action in the Public Interest

Aug 6, 2:00pm

Berkeley, CA

Group therapists often ask themselves, "How do we apply our expertise to the "real world" of social and political events? We will gather to see one example of how group dynamics can be used effectively to organize for social and political change in the public interest. I will screen 30 minutes of a new film created by Phil Zimbardo and myself -- that illustrates a method of enlisting others to support a project that takes nonviolent courageous action in defense of an ethical priniciple of people in need--even at risk to oneself. Come learn how to organize your own project. Note: 15 participants maximum. Visit the ncgps.org web site to register. Bill Roller has practiced group psychotherapy for over four decades. He is a Life Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, past-Co-Chair of the Group Therapy Symposium, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine, and past Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes. The author and co-author of over 45 publications, videos, books, book chapters, and scientific articles, he most recently co-created with Philip Zimbardo the 6 hour film series, Group Dynamics and the New Heroism: The Ethical Alternative to the Stanford Prison Experiment.

Building a Bridge Between Group Psychotherapy and Social Action in the Public Interest

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Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Every group leader must pay attention to 2 primary tasks:

1) Maintaining a focus on lively here and now interactive process.
2) Supporting the development of each individual group member.

At times these two tasks can be a challenge to reconcile.

A way of addressing this problem is by working with “Enduring Relational Themes”, an idea developed by Lynne Jacobs, PhD, a psychoanalyst and gestalt therapist in Los Angeles. These are themes that manifest in the group member’s historical work, their attachment and character styles, and in here and now group interactions.

Our experience is that paying attention to, and working with each group member’s Enduring Relational Themes offers the group leader a powerful tool to effect change both at the individual level and at the group process level. Since the Enduring Relational Themes will tend to show up in the member’s psyche and in group interactions, leaders can develop a “seamless” approach to group therapy in which individual level work and group process level work can be worked with in complementary fashion.

Our time together will include a discussion of theory as well as the presentation of specific skills for working effectively with the Enduring Relational Themes as they manifest in the group.

This Open Studio will be experiential and interactive, so please come prepared to share and participate.

Peter Cole LCSW and Daisy Reese LCSW are Certified Group Therapists who have been training therapists for 25 years in both gestalt therapy and group therapy. They are the co-leaders of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. They are graduates of the Washington (DC) School of Psychiatry’s group therapy training program. For more information, please visit their website: www.sicgt.org
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Working with Enduring Relational Themes: Bridging the Inner World and the Here and Now

Jun 25, 11:00am

Berkeley, CA

Every group leader must pay attention to 2 primary tasks: 1) Maintaining a focus on lively here and now interactive process. 2) Supporting the development of each individual group member. At times these two tasks can be a challenge to reconcile. A way of addressing this problem is by working with “Enduring Relational Themes”, an idea developed by Lynne Jacobs, PhD, a psychoanalyst and gestalt therapist in Los Angeles. These are themes that manifest in the group member’s historical work, their attachment and character styles, and in here and now group interactions. Our experience is that paying attention to, and working with each group member’s Enduring Relational Themes offers the group leader a powerful tool to effect change both at the individual level and at the group process level. Since the Enduring Relational Themes will tend to show up in the member’s psyche and in group interactions, leaders can develop a “seamless” approach to group therapy in which individual level work and group process level work can be worked with in complementary fashion. Our time together will include a discussion of theory as well as the presentation of specific skills for working effectively with the Enduring Relational Themes as they manifest in the group. This Open Studio will be experiential and interactive, so please come prepared to share and participate. Peter Cole LCSW and Daisy Reese LCSW are Certified Group Therapists who have been training therapists for 25 years in both gestalt therapy and group therapy. They are the co-leaders of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. They are graduates of the Washington (DC) School of Psychiatry’s group therapy training program. For more information, please visit their website: www.sicgt.org

Working with Enduring Relational Themes: Bridging the Inner World and the Here and Now

Here is a look at Asilomar. The beautiful site for NCGPS Conference
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Known as California's "Refuge by the Sea," Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfr...

We are excited to have Kokomon Clottey with us Saturday evening 6/4/16 for our social time at the NCGPS Clinical Conference at Asilomar. Watch this for a taste. ... See MoreSee Less

Kokomon Clottey, Executive Director of the Attitudinal Healing Connection in Oakland, California - with his wife Aeeshah Clottey - hosted and led participant...

We are excited to have Kokomon Clottey lead us in a Mindful Drumming experience Saturday 6/4/16 at the NCGPS Clinical Conference at Asilomar. In this video he talks about drumming. ... See MoreSee Less

Musician-Master Drummer-producer-educator-community leader-author Kokomon Clottey (www,kokomon.us) invites you to enjoy this special Naming Ceremony. Held in...

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Justin Hecht, PhD, CGP
Limited to 12 participants

Dear Fellow NCGPS Members,
In my Open Group Studio on Sunday afternoon, April 17, I would like to speak with you personally about three aspects of my group practice:

1) Applying Jungian Theory
2) Applying Object Relations Theory
3) Practical considerations for building and maintaining a thriving group practice (Or, what I wish someone had told me in 1989...)

Following a didactic and consultative period, I hope to have a group experience. We will begin at 2 PM and conclude between 4 and 430 PM. Office address will be emailed to those who sign up. I will have a pet dog with me in the office.
Look forward to seeing you!

Justin Hecht, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA, is a Jungian analyst, certified group therapist, and fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He is also on the clinical faculty of the UCSF department of psychiatry. He has led groups since 1989, and currently leads three groups in his private practice, as well as training groups for therapists in Emeryville, Houston, and Washington, DC. His clinical interest is in the integration of Jungian principles of individuation with group psychotherapy.
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A sprightly romp through Jungian theory applied to group, and practical tips on growing your group practice

Apr 17, 2:00pm

San Francisco, CA

Justin Hecht, PhD, CGP Limited to 12 participants Dear Fellow NCGPS Members, In my Open Group Studio on Sunday afternoon, April 17, I would like to speak with you personally about three aspects of my group practice: 1) Applying Jungian Theory 2) Applying Object Relations Theory 3) Practical considerations for building and maintaining a thriving group practice (Or, what I wish someone had told me in 1989...) Following a didactic and consultative period, I hope to have a group experience. We will begin at 2 PM and conclude between 4 and 430 PM. Office address will be emailed to those who sign up. I will have a pet dog with me in the office. Look forward to seeing you! Justin Hecht, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA, is a Jungian analyst, certified group therapist, and fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He is also on the clinical faculty of the UCSF department of psychiatry. He has led groups since 1989, and currently leads three groups in his private practice, as well as training groups for therapists in Emeryville, Houston, and Washington, DC. His clinical interest is in the integration of Jungian principles of individuation with group psychotherapy.

A sprightly romp through Jungian theory applied to group, and practical tips on growing your group practice

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added a life event from February 25, 2016: Thursday night NCGPS dinner at AGPA in New York. ... See MoreSee Less

Sharing memorable moments from the conference and year-round with fellow NCGPS members

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Anxiety: that feeling of apprehension, unease, disquiet, or fear. It is not always recognizable to clients or facilitators. What is it? Where does it come from? How can facilitators address anxiety in order to help group members achieve their goals and the group-as-a whole achieve its task?

RSVP to ildikoran@gmail.com or lois@loismft.com
The charge is $20 per person and space is limited.

Lois Friedlander, MFT, and Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), is Associate Professor, Clinical Faculty at UCSF/School of Medicine. She facilitated out patient groups in the Dept. of Psychiatry/ UCSF/ Group Psychotherapy Program for 15 years and a wide variety of inpatient groups for 27 years. Dr. Irvin Yalom was her former supervisor and consultant.

She sees individuals, couples, and groups in her private practice in San Francisco and Marin, as well as teaching, offering workshops, supervising, and consulting.

She has taught Group Dynamics at CIIS integrating verbal group process principles with the creative arts. She is a faculty member of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS), and provides Core Course Training for Certification as a Group Psychotherapist with the AGPA.

She is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Association of Music Therapy and Association for Music and Imagery.
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How to Address Anxiety Within the Group Setting, Using Verbal and Non-Verbal Methods

Mar 19, 11:00am

Mill Valley, CA

Anxiety: that feeling of apprehension, unease, disquiet, or fear. It is not always recognizable to clients or facilitators. What is it? Where does it come from? How can facilitators address anxiety in order to help group members achieve their goals and the group-as-a whole achieve its task? RSVP to ildikoran@gmail.com or lois@loismft.com The charge is $20 per person and space is limited. Lois Friedlander, MFT, and Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), is Associate Professor, Clinical Faculty at UCSF/School of Medicine. She facilitated out patient groups in the Dept. of Psychiatry/ UCSF/ Group Psychotherapy Program for 15 years and a wide variety of inpatient groups for 27 years. Dr. Irvin Yalom was her former supervisor and consultant. She sees individuals, couples, and groups in her private practice in San Francisco and Marin, as well as teaching, offering workshops, supervising, and consulting. She has taught Group Dynamics at CIIS integrating verbal group process principles with the creative arts. She is a faculty member of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS), and provides Core Course Training for Certification as a Group Psychotherapist with the AGPA. She is a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Association of Music Therapy and Association for Music and Imagery.

How to Address Anxiety Within the Group Setting, Using Verbal and Non-Verbal Methods

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

In this talk I will address important components to consider in the planning and implementation of a group to support a successful launch. The following areas will be covered, in addition to questions raised by participants:

-Group topic/title
-Population of interest
-Schedule – day, time, frequency
-Managing a waitlist
-Interview/screening process
-Fee issues

RSVP to Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP or Ildiko Ran, MFT, CGP by February 19 jammoran@aol.com or ildikoran@gmail.com

Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP is a Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Consultant working in Mental Health and Health Care since 1984. Jamie specializes in long term psychodynamic group work, offering six weekly groups in his Menlo Park and San Francisco offices. Jamie has provided numerous trainings on a variety of group topics and regularly engages in continuing education on a local and national level. Additionally Jamie works with individuals and couples across various populations focusing on stress management/burnout, grief, death and dying, gay men's issues and homophobia.
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Practical Matters in Starting a Group

Mar 26, 11:00am

San Francisco, CA

In this talk I will address important components to consider in the planning and implementation of a group to support a successful launch. The following areas will be covered, in addition to questions raised by participants: -Group topic/title -Population of interest -Schedule – day, time, frequency -Managing a waitlist -Interview/screening process -Fee issues RSVP to Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP or Ildiko Ran, MFT, CGP by February 19 jammoran@aol.com or ildikoran@gmail.com Jamie Moran, LCSW, CGP is a Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Consultant working in Mental Health and Health Care since 1984. Jamie specializes in long term psychodynamic group work, offering six weekly groups in his Menlo Park and San Francisco offices. Jamie has provided numerous trainings on a variety of group topics and regularly engages in continuing education on a local and national level. Additionally Jamie works with individuals and couples across various populations focusing on stress management/burnout, grief, death and dying, gay men's issues and homophobia.

Practical Matters in Starting a Group

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

This is a workshop for both group and individual therapists, intended to increase sensitivity to factors that may inadvertently discourage people from pursuing the help that they need. Beginning with what happens even before the first contact, and going through to the end of the initial screening/ treatment sessions, the goal is to increase the likelihood of a helpful and positive connection. The workshop will be given free of charge on April 30th at Geri's San Rafael office. It will run from 11:00 to 1:30, and will include a half hour for refreshments and socializing. To RSVP contact Geri at geraldine.alpert@pacbell.net or Ildiko Ran at ildikoran@gmail.com

Geri is a past president of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Her academic and teaching positions have included Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF Medical School, Director of Group Therapy Training at McCauley Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Director of post doctoral training at Kaiser, South San Francisco. She practices in San Francisco and San Rafael, providing individual, couples and group psychotherapy and specializing in consultation and therapy groups for therapists.
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Unfortunate Beginnings: Why The Therapy Relationship May Fail Before it Even Begins

Apr 30, 11:00am

San Rafael, CA

This is a workshop for both group and individual therapists, intended to increase sensitivity to factors that may inadvertently discourage people from pursuing the help that they need. Beginning with what happens even before the first contact, and going through to the end of the initial screening/ treatment sessions, the goal is to increase the likelihood of a helpful and positive connection. The workshop will be given free of charge on April 30th at Geri's San Rafael office. It will run from 11:00 to 1:30, and will include a half hour for refreshments and socializing. To RSVP contact Geri at geraldine.alpert@pacbell.net or Ildiko Ran at ildikoran@gmail.com Geri is a past president of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society and a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Her academic and teaching positions have included Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF Medical School, Director of Group Therapy Training at McCauley Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Director of post doctoral training at Kaiser, South San Francisco. She practices in San Francisco and San Rafael, providing individual, couples and group psychotherapy and specializing in consultation and therapy groups for therapists.

Unfortunate Beginnings: Why The Therapy Relationship May Fail Before it Even Begins

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Enjoy fine Italian dining and a musical interlude provided by the San Francisco Conservatory. Come for great company, wine, food and fun. Renew your group therapy connections and make new friends. No-host bar.
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Annual NCGPS Dinner

Jan 23, 6:30pm

Enjoy fine Italian dining and a musical interlude provided by the San Francisco Conservatory. Come for great company, wine, food and fun. Renew your group therapy connections and make new friends. No-host bar.

Annual NCGPS Dinner

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

The second event in the NCGPS Open Group Studio Series

An evening hosted by Jim Fishman, LCSW, CGP
at Jim's home/studio in San Francisco

The Mandala is a circular image, symbolizing the self. Painting one's Mandala can be initiatory experience: of discovering one's inner core, one's emergent self; or, conversely, a way of capturing one's relationship to community and outer wholeness. Groups, by definition, are circular and can perform similar functions. In this Open Studio, we will each have the opportunity to explore painting one's own unique Mandala, then sharing what we have done with a group and receiving feedback in the form of how your mandala impacts others.

Jim Fishman, a self-trained watercolorist, has experience guiding others into the painting of one's own Mandala. Jim (along with Linda Rose) offered a day-long workshop many years ago at Asilomar on the Wounded Healer Archetype and some startling images emerged from participants.

This Open Studio does not require any previous painting experience.
Fee: $20
Space is limited to 12 attendees.
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Painting One's Mandala as a Path to Wholeness: A Small Group Experience

Jan 16, 11:00am

San Francisco, CA

The second event in the NCGPS Open Group Studio Series An evening hosted by Jim Fishman, LCSW, CGP at Jim's home/studio in San Francisco The Mandala is a circular image, symbolizing the self. Painting one's Mandala can be initiatory experience: of discovering one's inner core, one's emergent self; or, conversely, a way of capturing one's relationship to community and outer wholeness. Groups, by definition, are circular and can perform similar functions. In this Open Studio, we will each have the opportunity to explore painting one's own unique Mandala, then sharing what we have done with a group and receiving feedback in the form of how your mandala impacts others. Jim Fishman, a self-trained watercolorist, has experience guiding others into the painting of one's own Mandala. Jim (along with Linda Rose) offered a day-long workshop many years ago at Asilomar on the Wounded Healer Archetype and some startling images emerged from participants. This Open Studio does not require any previous painting experience. Fee: $20 Space is limited to 12 attendees.

Painting Ones Mandala as a Path to Wholeness:  A Small Group Experience

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

Join us for the 47th Clinical Conference @ Asilomar:
This is a 2 ½ day residential program held at Asilomar Conference Center near the Pacific Ocean at Pacific Grove, The Conference includes 2- and 3-hour workshops (inclusive of experiential, didactic and scientific based paper presentations) with a focus on clinical theory and technique. This year the theme of the conference will have a special emphasis on group treatment of Trauma and another emphasis on the use of Mindfulness in group treatment
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47th NCGPS Conference @ Asilomar

Jun 3, 4:00pm

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

Join us for the 47th Clinical Conference @ Asilomar: This is a 2 ½ day residential program held at Asilomar Conference Center near the Pacific Ocean at Pacific Grove, The Conference includes 2- and 3-hour workshops (inclusive of experiential, didactic and scientific based paper presentations) with a focus on clinical theory and technique. This year the theme of the conference will have a special emphasis on group treatment of Trauma and another emphasis on the use of Mindfulness in group treatment

47th NCGPS Conference @ Asilomar

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added an event.

There is a revolution going on in Medicine and the epigenome is not only being implicated for causing cancer, but mental illness as well.

Elaine is going to show us a video, the extraordinary one hour documentary, “Ghost in Your Genes,” share an up-to-date review of the literature on the epigenome, and open up a discussion on the topic. It is going to be a thought provoking evening for all therapists.

Please join us! Our hostess will serve light refreshments.
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The Epigenome - What Every Therapist Needs to Know

Dec 5, 7:00pm

Berkeley, CA

There is a revolution going on in Medicine and the epigenome is not only being implicated for causing cancer, but mental illness as well. Elaine is going to show us a video, the extraordinary one hour documentary, “Ghost in Your Genes,” share an up-to-date review of the literature on the epigenome, and open up a discussion on the topic. It is going to be a thought provoking evening for all therapists. Please join us! Our hostess will serve light refreshments.

The Epigenome -  What Every Therapist Needs to Know

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Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society added a life event from November 2015: NCGPS Fall Event: Addressing Racial Dynamics in Groups: Insights from Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and Interpersonal Approaches presented by Alexis D. Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA. ... See MoreSee Less

Dr. Abernethy is a nationally recognized expert on Diversity and Cultural Competence. She has published close to 50 articles and given workshops on these topics for over 25 years, often integrating these with Group Psychotherapy. She is a frequent presenter at AGPA conferences and is the Institute Co-Chair for 2016. Dr. Abernethy has been a consultant in a variety of settings including police departments, medical settings and churches. She is a clinical psychologist, a professor in the Graduate School of Psychology at the Fuller Theological Seminary, and a practicing psychotherapist.