AGPA e-Learning Events
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AGPA is pleased to present our calendar of e-Learning events for 2021-22. Registration information, learning objectives, and references for the events listed below will be posted to the AGPA e-Learning Library approximately two-three months prior to each event date. Most of these events will be recorded and made available in the e-Learning Library approximately one week after the live event.

December 2020

Webinar: Enhancing Psychoeducational Groups

Sunday, December 20, 2020, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Nina Brown, EdD, LPC, NCC, FAGPA

Psychoeducational groups are increasingly used as components in other treatment systems. They address a wide variety of problems, issues and concerns, and are also used as stand-alone treatment. This presentation focuses on balancing cognitive and affective components, techniques and strategies for using group process, and ethical uses of group activities.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

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January 2021

Online Institute: The Dialogues IN/OF the Group: Lacanian Approaches to the Psychoanalytic Group

Mondays & Thursdays, January 4, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28, and February 1, 2021, 12:00-1:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Macario Giraldo, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

This on line group will meet twice per week for the month of January 2021. There will be 3 sessions for didactic lectures and discussions on Lacanian theory applied to group and 5 group proces sessions. The three registers: Imaginary, Symbolic and Real will be explained and applied to the group process

Participation and 12 CE credits are available at $240 for members/ $480 for nonmembers.

Webinar Series: Principles of Group Psychotherapy

Sundays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7, 2021, 11:00AM-1:00PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Misha Bogomaz, PsyD, ABPP, CGP & Jennifer Martin, PhD, CGP, Co-Directors

Description coming soon!

Participation and 10 CE credits are available at $200 for members/ $400 for nonmembers.

Webinar: When Coleaders Differ: Rupture & Repair in Group Psychotherapy

Sunday, January 17, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

John Caffaro, PhD, CGP, FAGPA & Sophia Chang-Cafaro, PsyD

An isomorphic relationship exists between co-leaders and the group—co-leaders must have highly functional interpersonal relationships in order to be effective. The current presentation focuses on ruptures and repairs in the co-leader relationship through the lens of attachment and interpersonal theory with consideration of multiple, intersecting identities.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

February 2021

Webinar: Short-Term Focused Group-Analytic Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach to Change Based on Research

Sunday, February 7, 2021, 2:00-3:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Steinar Lorentzen, MD, PhD

Short-Term Focused Group-Analytic Psychotherapy is founded on research. Suitable patients have moderate to high levels of personality functioning, and establish a circumscribed treatment focus comprised of a dysfunctional pattern of interpersonal problems and symptoms, rooted in conflictual self-/object representations. Patient evaluation/preparation, group composition, stages of process, and therapist interventions are demonstrated through clinical material. 

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

March 2021

Webinar: Working with Sexual Issues in Group Psychotherapy: Touching a Hot Stove

Sunday, March 21, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Kenneth Pollock, PhD, CGP

Sex and sexuality are transcending aspects of experience; hence, addressing sexual issues in psychotherapy is important. Employing theory, case examples, participant sharing, and discussion, attendees will examine ways to help groups explore sexual issues, both in the here-and-now and the there-and-then. Attention will also be given to countertransference.. 

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

April 2021

Online Institute: Process Group Experience

Mondays & Thursdays, April 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2021, 7:00-8:30PM (Eastern)
*Please be cognizant of applicable timezones

Lorraine Wodiska, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

The process group experience provides basic elements of group functioning, development, and here-and-now group process to examine both the dynamics and process of group psychotherapy. The Institute is structured to maximize learning about group formation, and the role of the leaders and participants in the establishment of group roles, boundaries, norms and structure. Psychodynamic concepts including transference, individual and group resistance and defense mechanisms will be examined as they emerge in the group process. The contribution of the leader to the development of a cohesive and functional group will be examined. There may be some short didactic lectures, but the bulk of the time will be spent in the experiential mode. Registrants are required to attend all eight sessions. CE credits will not be awarded to registrants who miss sessions.

12 CE Credits available at $240 for members/ $480 for nonmembers (Login required for member pricing).

Webinar: Managing Client Suicide Risk for Group Therapists

Sunday, April 18, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Tony Sheppard, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Suicide is a leading health risk in the United States and worldwide. Many group clients experience varying degrees of suicidality on an ongoing basis. Group therapists have clinical, ethical and legal responsibilities to monitor suicide risk in their clients. This event will provide the group therapist with knowledge, tools and interventions that permit them to manage these risks in the context of their groups. 

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

May 2021

Webinar: Difficult Terminations in Group Therapy: A Self Psychologically Informed Perspective

Sunday, May 16, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Arthur Gray, PhD, CGP

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

June 2021

Webinar: Core Principles of Group Psychotherapy: Crossroads and Roundabouts

Sunday, June 27, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Les Greene, PhD, CGP, DLFAGPA & Francis Kaklauskas, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

July 2021

Webinar: Indecent Exposure? The Pitfalls and Potential of Group Therapist Self-Disclosure

Sunday, July 18, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Jonathan Stillerman, PhD, CGP

We’ve come a long way from the classical analytic mandate that psychotherapists serve as blank screens for their patients’ projections. Yet, how therapists can most effectively use and reveal themselves remains controversial. This presentation will explore the unique complexities of therapist self-disclosure in group treatment.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

August 2021

Webinar: The Leader's Evolving Psychology and Its impact in Group

Sunday, August 15, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Richard Billow, PhD, CGP, Chair; Bonnie Buchele, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DLFAGPA; Gila Ofer, PhD

Billow has asserted that "It is all about me"--meaning that the therapist remains a central group preoccupation.  Complicating matters, the therapist does not remain impassive, and responds in tone, manner, gesture, even when relatively (or absolutely) silent, evolving along with the group and affecting its dynamic processes.  What does this say about intersubjectivity?  About what will take place during our brief presentation?.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

September 2021

Webinar: Title TBA

Sunday, September 19, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Ann Steiner, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

October 2021

Webinar: Systems-Centered Therapy: Seeing the System, Not Just People: Commemorating the Work of Yvonne Agazarian

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Susan Gantt, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DFAGPA, FAPA, Chair; Frances Carter, MSS, LSW; Dorothy Gibbons, MSS, LCSW, CGP; Ray Haddock, Robert Hartford, LICSW, CGP

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

November 2021

Webinar: Queer and Transgender Clinicians on Therapist Self-Disclosure

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Sarah Tyerman, MA & Joe Wise, MD, CGP

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

December 2021

Webinar: Title TBA

Sunday, December 19, 2021, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Farhad Dalal

Description coming soon!

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers.

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