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.

September 2021

Online Institute: Group Consultation

Fridays, September 24, October 8, 22, November 5, 19, December 3 & 17, 2021 and January 7, 21, and February 4, 2022, 4:30-6:00PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Michelle Collins-Greene, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

This 10-week, 1 ½ hour each, consultation series will provide 15 consultation hours that are CE accredited by AGPA and satisfies 15 of the 75 supervision hours required for the CGP (Certified Group Psychotherapist). It will be a closed group with a limit of eight members. Each will have time to present their group, as well as a follow-up report to discuss effects of the consultation. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own theoretical perspective.

15 CE Credits available at $300 for members/ $600 for nonmembers. This event is not recorded.

Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of Groups that Thrive 

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

Ann Steiner, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

This training addresses the importance of screening, preparation, awareness and sensitivity to history, socio-cultural location, privilege and unconscious biases of leaders and members. The different types of groups, group agreements, common challenges, as well as the design and maintenance of effective in-person and online psychotherapy groups, will also be addressed.

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.

Online Institute: Process Group Experience

Tuesdays, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 3, 10, & 16, 2021, 1:00- 2:30 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Eleanor F. Counselman, EdD, ABPP, CGP, DLFAGPA

This process group experience will stress the basic elements of group functioning, development, here-and-now group process and role of the leader. The Institute is structured to maximize learning about group formation and 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. The contribution of the leader to the development of a cohesive and functional group will be examined.

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

October 2021

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

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 1:00-2:30 PM (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

Agazarian, both theoretician and clinician, developed systems-centered therapy (SCT), putting systems concepts into group therapy. Her revolutionary method, functional subgrouping, enables groups to integrate differences instead of scapegoating them or creating identified patients. Highlighting her ideas, we will illustrate their practice in a brief demo group with experienced members. 

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.

Online Institute: Emotional Availability in Group: Expanding the Capacity for intimacy in Group Members and Leaders

Sundays, October 31 and November 7, 14, & 21, 2021, 1:00-2:30 PM & 2:45-4:15 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Jeffrey Hudson, MEd, LPC, CGP, FAGPA

This Institute will examine the openness and resistance to emotional intimacy in group. We’ll discuss sources of resistance for group members and leaders, and ways of welcoming positive and negative transferences. Additionally, participants will learn Modern Psychoanalytic approaches to working with resistance, including joining, progressive emotional communication, and contact functioning.

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

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; Kat Zwick, MA, LPCC, C-DBT, CGP

As queer, trans, and non-binary individuals become more visible in our society and our groups, therapists may want to consider whether, and if so how, to disclose their own positions to clients. A panel of LGBTQ+ therapists will open the dialogue by sharing their experiences and offering differing theoretical approaches regarding self-disclosure. 

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

Online Institute: Threats Everywhere! Existential Factors in Group Psychotherapy

Date TBD

Maryetta Andrews-Sachs, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA 
Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, CGP, FAGPA

Description Coming Soon!

Webinar: Group Therapy for Patients with Psychosis

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

Nick Kanas, MD, FAGPA, CGP-R

This webinar will discuss strategies of treating patients with psychosis in therapy groups using an empirically-derived approach that integrates psychodynamic, interpersonal, psychoeducational, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. The PowerPoint presentation will include a literature review of pertinent research, a clinical description of the model with clinical vignettes, and a discussion with participants.

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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