Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

June 3-4
Registration now open. Save $50, register by April 30!
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

Ann Steiner
Therapist: Ann Steiner
Topic: 0 - 3 Years of group Therapy Experience
... See MoreSee Less

Alexis D. Abernethy
Therapist: Alexis D. Abernethy
Topic: The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Difference
... See MoreSee Less

VeLora J. Lilly
Therapist: VeLora J. Lilly
Topic: Whose Lives Matter in the New Multicolored US?
... See MoreSee Less

Armand Volkas
Therapist: Armand Volkas
Topic: Healing the Wounds of History: Unearthing and Transforming Generational Trauma Through Drama Therapy
... See MoreSee Less

Lois Friedlander and Rose Phelps
Therapists: Lois Friedlander and Rose Phelps
Topic: Women's Psychodynamic Process Group
... See MoreSee Less

Art Raisman
Therapist: Art Raisman
Topic: Individual Consultation as an Adjunct to Group Therapy
... See MoreSee Less

Daisy Reese and Peter H Cole
Therapists: Daisy Reese and Peter H Cole
Topic: Gestalt Group Therapy
... See MoreSee Less

Judye Hess
Therapist: Judye Hess
Topic: Psychodramatic Family Therapy
... See MoreSee Less

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.

See a description of all groups here:
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ncgps.org/wp-content/uploads/Institute17_Catalog.pdf
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Register here:
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ncgps.org/registration-24th-biennial-institute/
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... See MoreSee Less

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.

See a description of all groups here: 
-----------------------------------------
http://ncgps.org/wp-content/uploads/Institute17_Catalog.pdf
-----------------------------------------

Register here:
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
http://ncgps.org/registration-24th-biennial-institute/
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Greetings from the members of the 2017 NCGPS Institute Subcommittee. ... See MoreSee Less

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.

See a description of all groups here:
-----------------------------------------
ncgps.org/wp-content/uploads/Institute17_Catalog.pdf
-----------------------------------------

Register here:
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
ncgps.org/registration-24th-biennial-institute/
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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 MoreSee Less

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society updated their cover photo.

Venue for the 2017 NCGPS Institute
Executive Inn and Suites
Oakland, California
... See MoreSee Less

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…

Asilomar Dining hall ... See MoreSee Less

NCGPS Conference at Asilomar coffee break ... See MoreSee Less

Yoga with Ananda at the NCGPS Clinical Conference at Asilomar ... See MoreSee Less

Here is a look at Asilomar. The beautiful site for NCGPS Conference
youtu.be/ZlWPksLOIM4
... See MoreSee Less

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 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 updated their profile picture.

www.ncgps.org/
... See MoreSee Less

http://www.ncgps.org/

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

June 3-4
Registration now open. Save $50, register by April 30!
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

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
NCGPS on Facebook

NCGPS on Facebook

Ann Steiner
Therapist: Ann Steiner
Topic: 0 - 3 Years of group Therapy Experience
... See MoreSee Less

Alexis D. Abernethy
Therapist: Alexis D. Abernethy
Topic: The Use of Metaphors in Bridging Difference
... See MoreSee Less

VeLora J. Lilly
Therapist: VeLora J. Lilly
Topic: Whose Lives Matter in the New Multicolored US?
... See MoreSee Less

Armand Volkas
Therapist: Armand Volkas
Topic: Healing the Wounds of History: Unearthing and Transforming Generational Trauma Through Drama Therapy
... See MoreSee Less

Lois Friedlander and Rose Phelps
Therapists: Lois Friedlander and Rose Phelps
Topic: Women's Psychodynamic Process Group
... See MoreSee Less

Art Raisman
Therapist: Art Raisman
Topic: Individual Consultation as an Adjunct to Group Therapy
... See MoreSee Less

Daisy Reese and Peter H Cole
Therapists: Daisy Reese and Peter H Cole
Topic: Gestalt Group Therapy
... See MoreSee Less

Judye Hess
Therapist: Judye Hess
Topic: Psychodramatic Family Therapy
... See MoreSee Less

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.

See a description of all groups here:
-----------------------------------------
ncgps.org/wp-content/uploads/Institute17_Catalog.pdf
-----------------------------------------

Register here:
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
ncgps.org/registration-24th-biennial-institute/
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
... See MoreSee Less

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.

See a description of all groups here: 
-----------------------------------------
http://ncgps.org/wp-content/uploads/Institute17_Catalog.pdf
-----------------------------------------

Register here:
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
http://ncgps.org/registration-24th-biennial-institute/
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Greetings from the members of the 2017 NCGPS Institute Subcommittee. ... See MoreSee Less

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.

See a description of all groups here:
-----------------------------------------
ncgps.org/wp-content/uploads/Institute17_Catalog.pdf
-----------------------------------------

Register here:
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
ncgps.org/registration-24th-biennial-institute/
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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 MoreSee Less

Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society updated their cover photo.

Venue for the 2017 NCGPS Institute
Executive Inn and Suites
Oakland, California
... See MoreSee Less

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…

Asilomar Dining hall ... See MoreSee Less

NCGPS Conference at Asilomar coffee break ... See MoreSee Less

Yoga with Ananda at the NCGPS Clinical Conference at Asilomar ... See MoreSee Less

Here is a look at Asilomar. The beautiful site for NCGPS Conference
youtu.be/ZlWPksLOIM4
... See MoreSee Less

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 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 updated their profile picture.

www.ncgps.org/
... See MoreSee Less

http://www.ncgps.org/

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.