78th Annual Conference Sessions and Workshops
Thursday, February 25 (Overview)

Event Descriptions for Thursday

All-Day Courses
(11:00 am-1:30 pm & 2:45-5:15 pm-Eastern)

C1. Core Principles of Group Psychotherapy, Part II
Mikhail (Misha) Bogomaz, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Jennifer Martin, PhD, CGP

Karen Cone-Uemura, PhD, CGP,
Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA
Tevya Zukor, PhD, CGP,

C2. Contemporary Adolescent Group Psychotherapy: Method, Madness, and the Fun - A Practical Guide
Seth Aronson, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Thomas Hurster, MSS, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA
Andrew Pojman, EdD, CGP, FAGPA

All-Day Workshops
(11:00 am-1:30 pm & 2:45-5:15 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 1a. Zooming in or Zooming Out? Decoding Online Body Language: Accessing the Core Blueprints for Immediacy in Virtual Group

Chap Attwell, MD, MPH
Liz Stewart, APSI

Workshop 2a. Social Dreaming as a Generative Pathway to Reflective and Deliberative Citizenship
George Bermudez, PhD, PsyD

Workshop 3a. Utilizing Restorative Circles to Explore Barriers to Inclusion and Authenticity in Organizations
Kouang Chan, MS, JD
Duke Fisher, MA
Nina Harris, BA, CA
Deborah Sharp, LCSW-S, CGP
Brelynn Thomas, MSSW
Amy Wolfgang, MA

Workshop 4a. Group Goes to Business School: Teaching Interpersonal Dynamics in Troubling Times (AGPA Leadership Track)
Darryl Pure, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Lisa Stefanac, MBA

Morning Open Sessions
1 ½ Hour Open Sessions
(11:00 am 12:30 pm-Eastern)

201-5. Who do you Think You Are?: Exploring Group Leader Cultural Identity and Stereotype Assumptions Made about Group Members
Robin Dean, PsyD

202-5. Telehealth Drop-in Support Group
Nadia Greenspan, LCPC, NCC, CGP, Chair
Rosa Lee Emerson, PhD, CGP
Kasra Khorasani, MD, CGP
Thomas Treadwell, EdD, TEP, CGP

Morning Open Sessions
2 ½ Hour Open Sessions 
(11:00 am-1:30 pm)

301. Shame and Humiliation in Group Therapy: Be Careful What You Wish For
Joseph Shay, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA, Chair
Aaron Black, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Chera Finnis PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA

302. Finding Collective Shelter: A Theme Directed Audience Discussion in the Year of COVID-19 and Battles for Racial Justice (Part 1)
Kathy Ulman, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA, Chair
Craig Haen, PhD, LCAT, CGP, FAGPA
Suzanne Phillips, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Latoyia Piper, LCSW, CGP
Aziza Belcher Platt, PhD
Siddharth Ashvin Shah, MD, MPH

303. "GROUP" - A Modern Analytic Video Training Series
John Caffaro, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Chair
Elliot Zeisel PhD, LCSW, CGP, DFAGPA
**Registrants are required to view this video before the event: https://www.youtube.com/grouptheseries

Morning Workshops
1 ½ Hour Workshops
(11:00 am-12:30 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 5-5. The Universe of Group Psychotherapy:  Global Strategies for Success
Judith Coche, PhD, ABPP, CGP, LFAGPA
Greg Crosby, MA, LPC, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 6-5. Integration Through Bodily and Verbal Movements
Bojun Hu, PhD, United Family Hospital, Shanghai, China
Lizhu Zhao, MA

Workshop 7-5.

Morning Workshops
2 ½ Hour Workshops
(11:00 am-1:30 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 8. Germans and Jews: A Conversation About Trauma and Group Processes

Mendel Horowitz, MS, CGP
Karsten Kueppenbender, MD, CGP

Workshop 9. The Romance of Togetherness: How Do Leader and Group Members Relate to the Erotic?
Dominick Grundy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 10. Microaggressions Under the Microscope: A Practical Approach to Identifying, Unmasking, and Exploring Implicit Bias in Group Psychotherapy
Shemika Brooks, PsyD, CGP
Nathasha Hahn, PhD
Shelby Weltz, PsyD

Workshop 11. Enlivening Therapy Groups Through Play and Adventure
Barney Straus, MSW, MA, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 12. Close Reading and Reflective Writing: How Storytelling Facilitates Group Process
Lynn Lawrence, MS, MSW
Lynne Bamat Mijangos, RN, MSW, MFA, MS

Workshop 13. Confronting Aggressive Scapegoating in Group Therapy and Society: An Ethical Obligation of Mental Health Clinicians as Demonstrated by the Berkeley Civic Courage and Heroism Experiment
Bill Roller, MA
Xu Yong, MD

Workshop 14. Motivational Interviewing Groups: Moving Together Toward Change
Christopher Wagner, PhD

Master Workshop 15. Coping with Aging in Ourselves and Our Clients: The Challenges to Continuing to be Resilient and Engaged Group Therapists
Ken Schwartz, MD, FRCPC
Shayne Vitemb, MA, LMFT, CGP

Workshop 16. Conducting Time-Limited Interpersonal Group Therapy in a Training Program
Laura Kasper, PhD, CGP
Meena Denduluri, MD

Workshop 17. Transcending Gender: How to Start a Group for Adults Who Are Exploring Their Gender Identity
Natalie Haziza, MA, MPhil
Ari Pehkonen, LCSW

Afternoon Open Sessions
1 ½ Hour Open Sessions
(2:45 pm 4:15 pm-Eastern)

203-5. Effective Advocacy for Your College Counseling Group Program
Nathasha Hahn, PhD, Chair
Joeleen Cooper-Bhatia, PhD
Niki Keating, PhD, CGP

Afternoon Open Sessions
2 ½ Hour Open Sessions
(2:45 pm-5:15 pm-Eastern)

304. Finding Collective Shelter: A Theme Directed Audience Discussion in the Year of COVID-19 and Battles for Racial Justice (Part 2)

Kathy Ulman, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA, Chair
Aziza Belcher Platt, PhD
Suzanne Phillips, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Latoyia Piper, LCSW, CGP
Craig Haen, PhD, LCAT, CGP, FAGPA
Siddharth Ashvin Shah, MD, MPH

305. From the Circle to the Screen - Online Groups

Haim Weinberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Chair
Richard Billow, PhD, ABPP, CGP
Ruthellen Josselson, PhD
Bram van der Boom, MD

Afternoon Workshops
1 ½ Hour Workshops
(2:45 pm 4:15 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 18-5. Of Mice and Mentors: Applying Learning Theory to Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy

Russell Hopfenberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 19-5. A No-Judgment Zone Helps Heal Addiction
Geoffrey Kane, MD, MPH
Suzanne Brennan Nathan, PsyD, LICSW, CGP

Workshop 20-5. Countering Mental Health Stigma in a Depression Support Group with Positive Psychotherapy
Heather Holtman, EdD
Serena Tchania, MA, CUNY

Afternoon Workshops
2 ½ Hour Workshops
(2:45 pm-5:15 pm-Eastern)

Workshop 21. Waist Deep in the Big Muddy: Leveraging Group Process to Work Through the Climate Change Impasse
Benjamin White, LCSW, CGP

Workshop 22. Our Diversities/Ourselves: The Impact of our Diverse Cultural Identities on our Work with Groups
Marti Kranzberg, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 23. Non-Verbal Communication in Groups:  Using Concepts of Polyvagal Theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology When Conducting Online Groups
Lorraine Wodiska, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

Workshop 24. Compassion Focused Therapy Groups: How to Help Clients Connect with Compassion
Mark Beecher, PhD, ABPP, CGP
Gary Burlingame, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA
Michael Buxton
Hiu Wai Yoko Caldwell
Kara Cattani
Derek Griner, PhD, ABPP, CGP
Kristina Hansen, PhD, CGP
Klint Hobbs, PhD

Workshop 25. Enhancing Psychoeducational Groups
Nina Brown, Ed.D, LPC, NCC, DLFAGPA

Workshop 26. Who's Feeling Is It Anyway?  Working with Induction from a Modern Analytic Frame
Heather Frank, PsyD, CGP
James O’Hern, LCSW, CGP

Workshop 27. Integrative Group Therapy for Patients with Psychosis: An Evidence-Based Approach
Nick Kanas, MD, CGP-R, FAGPA

Workshop 28. The Gratitude of Loss: Utilizing the Stages of Grief as a Strategy for Sustainable Sobriety
Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP

Workshop 29. Expanding Diversity Dialogues: Treating Clients with Health Conditions and Disabilities
Wendy Freedman, PhD, CGP
Leslie Klein, PhD
Katheryne Kopp Miller, PsyD, HSPP

Workshop 30. Developmental Trauma and the Somatic Self Meets Dysregulated Eating
Fran Weiss, LCSW-R, BCD, DCSW, CGP

Large Group Open Session
(5:30 pm-6:45 pm-Eastern)

LG-1: The Large Group from a Systems-Centered Framework

Susan Gantt, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DFAGPA
Frances Carter, MSS, LSW
Ray Haddock, MBChB, MMedSc, FRCPsych
Mike Maher, MA, UKCP

Robi Friedman, PhD
Also being held on Friday (5:30-6:45 pm) and Saturday, (2:45-5:15 pm).
Attendance at all sessions is encouraged.

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