2018 Spring Conference Preview

Save the Date MAGPS 2018 SPRING CONFERENCE Saturday and Sunday April 21-22, 2018 Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC Cultural Competence, Spirituality, and Transcendence in Times of Crises   Presenter: Alexis D. Abernathy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA In these turbulent times when divisions seem more prominent and the first impulse seems to be judgment rather than understanding, one way forward may be to explore how groups can help promote an environment conducive…

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2017-2018 Cinema Series Season

Mark your calendars now for the Cinema Series Season! Our movie dates are: Saturday, September 23, 2017 – “The Great Dictator” Discussant: Maryetta Andrews-Sachs, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA & Robert Zeskind Saturday, December 9, 2017 – “Cabaret” Discussant: Liz Marsh, LICSW Saturday, February 10, 2018 – “Get Out” Discussant: Raquel Willerman, PhD, LCSW & Warren Levy Saturday, April 7, 2018 – “Crash” Discussants: Myrna Frank, PhD

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MAGPS 2018 Spring Conference – Interview with Alexis Abernathy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

MAGPS 2018 Spring Conference – An Interview with Alexis Abernathy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA By Rose McIntyre, LCSW, CGP     On behalf of MAGPS, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alexis Abernethy PhD., CGP, FAGPA about our Spring 2018 Conference where she will present on ” Cultural Competence, Spirituality, and Transcendence in Times of Crises”.   Dr. Abernethy is from Annapolis, MD, went to Howard University, lived 12 years…

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Cinema Series Preview and Interview: Get Out

  Saturday, February 10, 2018 – “Get Out”   Discussant: Raquel Willerman, PhD, LCSW & Warren Levy   The Movie ‘Get Out’ Is a Strong Antidote to the Myth of ‘Postracial’ America (NYT)   “Get Out” speaks in several voices on several themes. It subverts the horror genre itself — which has the well-documented habit of killing off black characters first. It comments on the re-emergence of white supremacy at…

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Cinema Series Interview: “Cabaret”

Judy Tyson interviews Liz Marsh on presenting “Cabaret” for the MAGPS Cinema Series December 9, 2017 movie.   CINEMA SERIES INTERVIEW Judy Tyson and Liz Marsh     JUDY: Liz, I’d like to begin by asking you to say a bit about your choice to present a film for the Cinema Series.   LIZ:   I co-chair the MAGPS membership committee. At a meeting we were discussing what movies could stimulate a discussion regarding the…

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NEW: Supervision Opportunity for CGP Candidates

  One of MAGPS missions is to support  standards of practice and training in group psychotherapy.  The Project outreach, and Mentoring chairs of  MAGPS have developed a program which will  help MAGPS group therapists who do not yet have a certification of group psychotherapy (CGP) work towards this certificate.  While promoting standards of excellence, this program also will increase the available pool of Small Group Leaders at MAGPS conferences thereby enriching the entire MAGPS…

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REGISTER NOW: One Day Workshop with Dr. Robert Pepper

Dr. Robert Pepper Sunday, November 12, 2017 9 am to 4 pm   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! CLICK HERE FOR A SPECIAL PREVIEW Two BIG Ideas in One Workshop: Consequences when Altering the Frame and Unconventional Group Therapy Interventions   Altering the frame of analytic group treatment always has consequences. In the morning, Dr. Robert Pepper will address the 8 (eight) clinical and ethical dangers of blurring the boundary between therapy…

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Cinema Series Interview: “The Great Dictator”

Lenore Pomerance interviews Maryetta Andrews-Sachs and Bob Zeskind on presenting “The Great Dictator” for the MAGPS Cinema Series September 23, 2017 movie.   LMP: At our last movie, we talked about the new MAGPS theme of taking in the political, social and psychological challenges of today and reflecting our response to them in our educational programs.  Bob, you spontaneously thought of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” which was his spoof on…

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Fall Conference 2017 – Navigating Consequences of Traumatic Experiences in the Unconscious Life of Groups – Especially Large(r) Ones

Navigating Consequences of Traumatic Experiences in the Unconscious Life of Groups – Especially Large(r) Ones Guest Presenter: Earl Hopper, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, October 20-22, 2017 Clarion Hotel, Shepherdstown, WV This event is co-sponsored by The Washington School of Psychiatry Conference Description: The Fall Conference offers a unique learning experience through large group meetings and dialogue, didactic information-sharing and demonstration, and small process group experiences. Our goal is…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Two BIG Ideas in One Workshop with Robert S. Pepper, PhD

Robert S. Pepper, PhD Sunday, November 12, 2017 9 am to 4 pm     Two BIG Ideas in One Workshop: Consequences when Altering the Frame and Unconventional Group Therapy Interventions   Altering the frame of analytic group treatment always has consequences. In the morning, Dr. Robert Pepper will address the 8 (eight) clinical and ethical dangers of blurring the boundary between therapy and not therapy.  This includes breaches of confidentiality,…

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