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NCGPS has been providing education, training, support and collegiality for professionals involved in the group psychotherapies for over forty years. The support of our members allows us to continue to offer cutting edge training in group therapy, and to provide a variety of services to both the professional and non-professional community. We welcome as members group therapists at all levels of experience – from students and trainees to master therapists.

Benefits

Benefits of paid membership include opportunities for increasing your exposure, expanding your referral base, and growing your network of group colleagues. Only paid members are eligible to be listed in the Directory of Group Psychotherapy in Northern California ñ- one of the best ways to publicize the groups that you offer. Members also receive early notification of and discounts on our various educational and networking opportunities.

Annual Training Conference

A two-and-a-half day training program for group therapists at all levels, occurring annually the first weekend in June. This event provides intensive experiential training, updating of skills, and 12 hours of CEUs.

Peer Consultation Groups

Provide support while expanding clinical knowledge. Current groups in East Bay, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

Training Resource Library

Members can borrow audio and videotapes of our past group therapy training events

Newsletter

Provides articles of interest to group psychotherapists, information about local and national therapy group events, and a paid advertising section with special member rates. Members may author/contribute articles to the newsletter.

Social & Training Events

Annual Dinner in January; Fall Event; Annual Retreat in August or September; Core course to become Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP).

Monthly Board Meetings

These are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month, usually via ZOOM. Four face-to-face meetings are held each year. The meetings are open to all interested members and offer an opportunity to become involved in the NCGPS work force.

Directory of Group Therapists in Northern California

Members are eligible to be listed in our online directory, which is available to the public and provides detailed information about therapists and the groups that are offered.

Information and Referral Service (I & R)

Provides information to the community and referral to our members listed in the directory.

Presenter Privileges

As a member you are eligible to apply to present at our Annual Training Conference.

Dues

Membership dues for NCGPS are $85 per year. There is a reduced fee of $45 for pre-licensed members who are full-time students or in full-time training programs. The membership year runs from January 1 through December 31.

Join Today!

Just complete the simple online membership form and payment. Once we’ve got your application and dues, we will email you a link so you can add your information to our “Find a Group Therapist” directory.

We look forward to your active membership. For more information, please contact Ildiko Ran, LMFT, Membership Chair.