Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network (PSGPN) is dedicated to advancing the practice of group psychotherapy in the Pacific Northwest. PSGPN is an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), which is dedicated to the same purpose nationally.
PSGPN seeks to be inclusive of practitioners from a wide variety of settings, training, perspectives, and experience. As such, PSGPN does not align with any one particular theoretical model or modality, but instead welcomes a rich tapestry of clinical beliefs and perspectives. Groups can serve a wide variety of purposes—and as such—utilize similarly wide-ranging structures, operating assumptions, and facilitative processes. For example, one group setting may be a short term, skills based group within an inpatient setting (for example, operating from CBT perspective). Another may be an open-ended process group in private practice, aimed at enhancing one’s ability to connect with others and to facilitate insight (for example, operating from a relational psychodynamic perspective). In either case, both can be aptly called group therapy, with each facilitator benefitting from ongoing training, consultation, and camaraderie among fellow group therapists. PSGPN seeks to provide avenues to accomplish those shared aims.
In addition to being inclusive of clinical perspectives, approaches, and modalities, PSGPN also aims to be inclusive of other differences among its members. PSGPN welcomes members that differ across race, class, gender, sexual orientation, differing abilities, marital status, veteran status, religion, culture, immigration status, and other factors of one’s identity.
Diversity—both personally and professionally—makes us a stronger organization. As such, we invite you to join us in our mission to advance group psychotherapy, and in so doing, building a strong partnership with each other and our communities therein.
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