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 1-2 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.


January 2022‎ 
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Webinar Series: Core Principles of Group Psychotherapy, Part I
Sundays, January 9, 16, 23, and February 6 & 13, 2022, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable ‎time zones

Director: Misha Bogomaz, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Presenters: ‎
Week 1: Vincent Dehili, PhD, CGP and Karen Cone-Uemura, PhD, CGP 
Week 2: David Songco, PsyD, LP, CGP and Tevya Zukor, PhD, CGP 
Week 3: Margaret Postlewaite, PhD, SEP, CGP, FAGPA and Analesa Clarke, PhD, 
Week 4: Shala Rae Cole, PsyD, CGP and Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA 
Week 5: Katherine Zwick, MA, LPCC, C-DBT, CGP and Leonardo Leiderman, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA


AGPA is pleased to offer the Principles of Group Psychotherapy curriculum in two parts. Part 1, the didactic portion, will ‎be offered through five weekly webinars by experienced AGPA faculty. The webinar series is a prerequisite for Part 2, the ‎experiential portion, which will be offered at Virtual AGPA Connect 2022 as a one-day course. The completion of both ‎parts fulfills the 15-hour group psychotherapy theory and practice course requirement for the Certified Group ‎Psychotherapist (CGP) credential with the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists. The Core ‎Principles of Group Psychotherapy: An Integrated Theory, Research, and Practice Training Manual (2019 version) is ‎required (ISBN 9780367203092).‎

‎10 CE credits are available at $200 for members or $400.00 for nonmembers. A student discount is available ($130 for ‎student members and $260 for student nonmembers). Please send verification of full-time student status to ‎angelajaramillo@agpa.org.‎

Webinar: Patient Care, Parental Leave, and Parenting
Sunday, January 16, 2022, 3:00 - 4:30 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones‎

CHAIRS
Dale C. Godby, PhD and Melissa Black, PhD
Group Analytic Practice of Dallas ‎

PANELISTS
Anna Faubion, MD and Matt Faubion, MD (3rd year psychiatry residents. SON 8 MONTHS) ‎USA
Maria Puschbeck-Raetzell (Clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, and group analyst in training ‎and Lennart Raetzell, business owner and consultant. SONS 6 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS) ‎GERMANY
Melissa Wallace, MD (Psychiatrist in private practice and Brandon Wallace, oil and gas ‎analyst. SON 30 MONTHS) USA

How do group therapists in training or private practice manage the issue of pregnancy, parental leave, and having ‎children while actively providing patient care?  How do clinicians in Europe differ from those in the US?  This webinar, co-‎chaired by Dr. Dale Godby and Dr. Melissa Black, will present a panel of three professional couples grappling with the ‎challenges of parenthood, childcare, and professional practice. After a 30-minute conversation among the presenters, we ‎will invite the webinar participants into the conversation.‎

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

Virtual AGPA Connect 2022 - Uniting Through Groups: Pathways to Understanding and Inclusion
Special Institute Presentations: Monday, February 28‎
Two-Day Institute: Tuesday, March 1 & Wednesday, March 2‎
Three-Day Conference: Thursday, March 3 - Saturday, March 5‎


AGPA Connect 2022 will be held virtually and will provide participants from diverse clinical disciplines the opportunity to ‎advance their knowledge, skills, and training in group psychotherapy and related fields. The AGPA Connect virtual ‎experience includes the development of new clinical approaches, refinement of therapeutic methods, exchange of clinical ‎and empirical knowledge with colleagues, exposure to current research and theory, and the opportunity to participate in a ‎multidisciplinary peer support network.‎

Click here for more information. Group Foundation scholarships are available. Details can be found here and be sure to check out our Scholarship FAQs if you have any ‎questions/concerns. Early Decision Deadline EXTENDED TO December 15, 2021‎

March 2022‎

Online Institute: Title TBD
Date/Time TBD

Ronnie L. Levine, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

Description Coming Soon!‎

‎12 CE Credits available at $240 for members/ $480 for nonmembers. This event is not recorded.‎

Webinar: Enhancing Your Delivery Of The Consent Process By Using Props & Metaphors: An ‎Ethics Presentation ‎
Sunday, March 20, 2022 from 8:00- 9:30 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Dawn McBride, PhD

How do group leaders effectively help their members consent to treatment?  This ‎seminar will showcase a variety of creative strategies to enhance the consent process ‎by making it more engaging and meaningful, for all ages, by using metaphors, props, ‎and easy to recall frameworks. This relational approach to consent integrates learning ‎theory and reframes consent as a necessary life skill.   ‎

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 2022‎

Online Institute: Working with Gender Bias in a White Supremacist Patriarchy
April 3, 10, and 24, 2022 from 2:00- 6:00 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Jeanne L. Bunker, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA

This e-Learning Institute focuses on the impact of white supremacist patriarchy on women and non-binary identified individuals. We will explore biases at many levels, including the practitioner’s biases. Bias is in the air we breathe and baked into our implicit experience of the world. It takes intention and bravery to reveal our hidden biases and actively work with them. Some of our time will be devoted to didactic teaching with the majority spent in process and meta process.

‎12 CE Credits available at $240 for members/ $480 for nonmembers. This event is not recorded.‎

Webinar: Thou Shalt Not: How Religion Harms and Relationships Heal
Sunday, April 24, 2022 – Time TBD

Alyson M. Stone, PhD, CGP

Religion can be a source of comfort, but for some it is one of wounding. We will examine the impact religious trauma ‎and the defensive use of spirituality can have on mental health. We explore how to work with religious harm in therapy ‎and the impact countertransference may have on the therapeutic process.‎

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 2022‎

Online Institute: Title TBD
Date/Time TBD

Claudia Arlo, LCSW-R, CGP, FAGPA‎

Description Coming Soon!‎

‎12 CE Credits available at $240 for members/ $480 for nonmembers. This event is not recorded.‎

Webinar: [Book Club] When They Came for Me: The Hidden Diary of An Apartheid Prisoner: A Memoir
Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Time TBD

John Schlapobersky, BA, MSc, CGP‎

In 1969, while a student in South Africa, John was arrested for opposing apartheid and detained, tortured and deported.  ‎Interrogated through sleep deprivation, he wrote secretly in solitary confinement about his struggle to survive.  His ‎memoir describes his psychotherapy with other survivors – including group therapy - and gives context to our current ‎concerns with social justice.‎

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 2022‎

Online Institute: Title TBD
Date/Time TBD

Gaea Logan, LPC-S, CGP, FAGPA

Description Coming Soon!‎

‎12 CE Credits available at $240 for members/ $480 for nonmembers. This event is not recorded.‎

Webinar: [Book Club] Women, Intersectionality and Power in Group Psychotherapy Leadership‎
Sunday, June 26, 2022 – Time TBD

Yoon Im Kane, LCSW, CGP; Saralyn M. Masselink, LCSW, CGP; Annie C. Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA‎


This webinar explores assumptions about gender, intersecting identities, and power that impact women’s experience as ‎group psychotherapy leaders. In this book, leaders in the field present multifaceted perspectives on intersectionality, ‎gender roles, hidden bias, and authority. Participants will examine societal norms to encourage deeper gender and ‎cultural intelligence in group leadership.‎

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 2022‎

Online Institute: TBD

Webinar: Focused Brief Group Therapy: A Transdiagnostic, Integrative Approach
Sunday, July 17, 2022 – Time TBD

Martyn Whittingham, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

This webinar will explore how Focused Brief Group Therapy targets reductions in interpersonal distress in eight sessions.  ‎Attendees will explore how the approach combines the art and science of group therapy to maximize outcomes and ‎minimize dropout.  ‎

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 2022‎

Online Institute: TBD

Webinar: TBD


September 2022‎

Online Institute: Title TBD

Date/Time TBD

Janice M. Morris, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA


Description Coming Soon!‎

‎12 CE Credits available at $240 for members/ $480 for nonmembers. This event is not recorded ‎

Webinar: Starting a Group in Private Practice: The How, the Who, the Where
Sunday, September 18, 2022 – Time TBD

Jill Lewis, MA, LCSW, CEDS-S, CGP

The webinar will provide members all the tools to help start and build a successful private practice. Discussing starting ‎dates, fees, advertising, group norms, consultations, telehealth vs in person, conjoint vs combined, criteria for inclusion ‎and exclusion. Everything someone needs to help facilitate this process successfully. ‎

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 2022‎

Online Institute: Rupture and Repair in Group Psychotherapy: Intersecting Multiple Identities
Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM & 3:00 - 6:00 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of ‎applicable time zones

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


Description Coming Soon!‎

‎12 CE Credits available at $240 for members/ $480 for nonmembers. This event is not recorded ‎

Webinar: TBD

November 2022‎

Online Institute: Title TBD
Sundays, November 6, 13 & 20, 2022, 1:00-3:00 PM & 3:30-5:30 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time ‎zones

Martha Gilmore, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA


Description Coming Soon!‎

‎12 CE Credits available at $240 for members/ $480 for nonmembers. This event is not recorded ‎

Webinar: Coping with Aging in our Clients and in Ourselves

Sunday, November 20, 2022 – Time TBD

Kenneth Schwartz, MD, FRCPC
Shayne Vitemb, MA, LMFT, 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 2022‎

Online Institute: TBD


Webinar: Time-Limited Interpersonal Group Therapy Training
Sunday, December 18, 2022 – Time TBD

Meenakshi Denduluri, MD
Laura Kasper, PhD, CGP ‎


We will present one training model for group therapy facilitation. The model draws from Focused Brief Group Therapy by ‎Dr. Martyn Whittingham, long-term modern analytic groups, and T-group from an interpersonal dynamics business school ‎course. We will discuss the core components of setting up the group, recruitment, facilitation, and supervision. ‎

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.‎