Affiliate Society Meetings

If you are interested in earning continuing education units related to group psychotherapy, please see listings below. An AGPA affiliate may be having an event in your area.


Training Program in
Group Psychotherapy
2022 - 2023

The 2022-2023 class of the EGPS Training Program in Group Psychotherapy will be held online!

The EGPS Training Program is a concentrated, psychodynamically oriented training program designed to accommodate therapists in clinics, agencies, and private practice. Through three essential weekly components: Group Consultation, A Didactic Class, and an Experiential Group, the training is structured to provide a foundation of competence in conducting both long-term and time-limited group psychotherapy.

In addition, the Training Program addresses racial and social justice issues in group work. The Program continuously strives to be diverse, inclusive, equitable and representative of our student body.

The program meets weekly from mid-September through mid-June on Zoom. The Consultation Group Component of the Program meets from 5:30 -7:00 PM on either Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. The Didactic and Experiential Group Components meet on Wednesday from 7:15 - 10:00 PM ONLY.

The faculty is composed of senior members of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. A certificate is awarded upon completion of the program. The Training Program, with an option for additional consultation (see Advanced Training Sequel below), is designed to meet the educational and supervisory requirements for inclusion in the International Board of Certification for Group Psychotherapy.

Rolling Admissions until August 1st, 2022: Submit your application immediately to be considered for the upcoming September, 2022 - June, 2023 class!

Partial scholarships may be available.

Click here to apply for the EGPS Training Program


Weekly Group Consultation
(provides 30 hours towards the CGP credential)
Graduates of the EGPS Training Program, or its equivalent, can opt to pursue training via advanced consultation which helps to refine leadership skills. Group therapists, relatively new to leading groups, delve into the challenges they face in doing group therapy. With the help of a seasoned group practitioner, the consultation group processes clinical dilemmas, psychodynamic and theoretical questions which promote integration of all three domains.

One year of this additional consultation fulfills the supervisory requirements of the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) credential. Trainees meet in a weekly group for 90 minute sessions, 30 in the academic year, typically in the office of the consultation group leader.

Our application can be found here. A third year may be offered for those wanting to further develop their group leadership skills.

For more information contact Marie Rothschild, LCSW, CGP, Dean of Advanced Training Sequel, by email or at 516 536-2953.

Robin Good, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Virginia Seewaldt, PhD

Co-Deans of Admissions
Fanita Henderson, LMHC, NCC
[email protected]
516 330-0870


Ashley Leeds, LCSW
[email protected]
917 900-2083

Dean of Faculty
Chera Finnis, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Dean of Faculty Emertius
Alan Shanel, LCSW, BCD, CGP

Dean of Curriculum
Carolyn Ehrlich, LCSW-R, CGP

Dean, Advanced Training Sequel
Marie Rothschild, LCSW, CGP

The EGPS Training Program in Group Psychotherapy was the recipient of an "Award for Outstanding Contributions in Education and Training in the Field of Group Psychotherapy" presented by the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists.

QuorumEDU SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0115.

Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy

Contact: [email protected]  or 617-431-6747

Training Opportunities

2021-2022 NSGP Training Program

NSGP Weekly Experiential Group 2021-2022

Join one of the NSGP's stellar learning opportunities for building your skills!

Please check back later this summer for our

2021/2022 Schedule and Registration.

The Experiential Group is a weekly training group for clinicians interested in developing skills and confidence as group leaders through experience as group members. Participants learn first hand about the powerful opportunities and complex challenges of small group dynamics. 

The program is facilitated by Libby Shapiro, Ph.D. CGP, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Lexington, MA.  Libby is the former Clinical Director and Director of Training at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, and former Director of The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at Massachusetts General Hospital. She currently teaches and supervises at Cambridge Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School.

The 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 and Module 2, each 12 weeks in duration.

WHEN:  Tentatively Fridays, 9:30 am - 10:45 am, Eastern Time 

Module 1: September-December 2021  Exact dates to be determined.

Module 2: January-April 2022 Exact dates to be determined.

WHERE:  This group will take place virtually. Registered and paid participants will receive a Zoom link.

COST:  $375 per 12 week module. $750 for both Module 1 and Module 2.

Completion of the Experience Group and submission of an online evaluation offers 15 CEUS per module for social workers, psychologists, and licensed mental health counselors. All participants also receive a complimentary one year membership to NSGP. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships may be available.  If funds are available, partial scholarships will be awarded based on application strength, financial need, passion/interest for group therapy, and involvement in NSGP. See below to learn more about scholarships. 

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM:  Contact  Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP or Karsten Kueppenbender, MD, CGP

QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION & BILLING: Contact Lisa Portscher, [email protected]

DISCLAIMER: The Experiential Group is not a therapy group. Although participating in a training group may have therapeutic value, the goal is for learning about group dynamics and process rather than personal change and the leader will function with this in mind.

he Brookline Center for Community Mental Health & The Northeastern Society of Group Psychotherapy Observation Groups

The NSGP is proud and excited to collaborate with The Brookline Center for Community Mental Health in offering two Observation Groups as part of our training program. This represents a collaboration between NSGP and The Brookline Center to promote this remarkable learning opportunity. These are two long-running, well-established interpersonal process groups that are led by some of Boston's most veteran group therapists. Observers are invited to sit silently in the room during each session, and then to discuss the group after the members leave.

Two Observation Groups are available.

Group 1 is led by Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, and Tracy MacNab, Ph.D., CGP, who alternate leading the group individually on 10-week intervals. This group meets on Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM.

Group 2 is led by Joel Krieg, LICSW, CGP and Julie Anderson, Ph.D., CGP who co-lead together. This group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM.

Much like enrolling in a course, observers commit to a minimum 10-week window of observation. This is both to ensure the comfort of group members as well as to support the observers' learning. Observers also pay a covering fee of $200 per observation interval. There is a 50% discount available to NSGP members.

For more information about expectations of observers, payment information, or scheduling, please visit the Brookline Center website.

If you're interested in Group Observation at the Brookline Center or have any questions, please call or email Jeff Brand, Psy.D., Adult Group Therapy Co-coordinator at the Center.  

He can be reached at (617) 277-8107, or at [email protected].

NSGP Scholarship Program  

Scholarships may be available for the Experiential Group Training and Principles Course. If funds are available, partial scholarships will be awarded based on application strength, financial need, passion/interest for group therapy, and involvement in NSGP. 

Click to learn about the Scholarship Program




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