Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network

An Affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association

2017 – 2018 Events

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Completed Events for 2016 and 2017:

The 2017 Annual Spring Conference

The 12th Annual Spring Conference and Membership Meeting was held May 12-13, 2017
Haim Weinberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Dean of International Programs, Professional School of Psychology, Sacramento, California, presented: “Impossible Groups that Thrive in Leaking Containers: Absorbing a New Paradigm for Group Therapy?”

Presentation with Kavita Avula, Psy.D., Friday, April 7, 2017

“Emergency Response Work Worldwide:  Groups Across the Globe”

This event provided the following: an introduction on how groups can serve us during or in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.  The well-known Critical Incident Stress Debriefing model has received widespread criticism but this does not mean that effective group work is not possible after a crisis.  There are skillful ways to use groups and triggering ways of offering group that can leave people worse off.

Presentation with Dan Gross, MSW, LICSW, Friday, February 3, 2017

“Group Therapy With Military Veterans: Effective Ways To Work With Trauma”

This event provided the following: an introduction to working with Veterans, discussion of various evidence-based treatments for Veterans in groups, specific explanation of present centered therapy, and an experiential section that includes a debriefing/summary of learning. The presenter has more than a decade of experience serving Vets within and outside the VA Healthcare System, and is a long time practitioner of group psychotherapy.

Presentation with John Skandalis, psychodramatist, Friday, November 4th

In this “Introduction to Psychodrama,” John presented a brief theoretical overview of this group-based action method. He then focused on how and why it is used in therapy groups to help them function optimally by including members who are isolates.

An experiential component followed and included a full psychodramatic cycle: warm up as a group, an enactment using psychodrama, and finally shared and processed the work piece.

Training: Modern Analytic Group Therapy August 26-27th

We are very excited to have had our 2nd weekend of in-depth group therapy training in Seattle!

The 2016 Annual Spring Conference

The 11th Annual Spring Conference and Membership Meeting was held May 13-14, 2016
Mary Sussillo, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA, the Director of the Center for Bereavement, presented: “Coming Alive with Your Tribe: The Transformative Power of Mourning in Group”

Spring QPM with Robin Brownstein LICSW & Martin Bullard LICSW

A Presentation on How to Facilitate a Group for Young Adults was April 8th.

Winter Social Event with a Guided Tour at Northwest African-American Museum was February 5th

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