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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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, LGSW & Warren Levy Saturday, April 7, 2018 – “Crash” Discussants: Myrna Frank, PhD

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READING and DISCUSSION re: LARGE GROUP

READING and DISCUSSION re: LARGE GROUP Sunday October 1st 11:30 am -2:00 pm 4801 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 503 Washington, DC 20015   Here is your chance to get smarter about Large Group–the topic of our October 20-22 Fall conference. Nancy Hafkin and Sally Brandel are offering an opportunity to read and discuss three articles about Large Group in advance of the conference. Space is limited to the first ten…

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2017 Fall Conference Preview

Save the Date MAGPS 2017 FALL CONFERENCE Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 20-22, 2017 Clarion Hotel, Shepherdstown West VA Navigating Consequences of Traumatic Experiences in the Unconscious Life of Groups Especially Large(r) Ones   Presenter: Earl Hopper, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA Conscious and unconscious patterns operate in all groups. Although traumatic experience is ubiquitous, it is also a variable in its unconscious effects. Dr. Earl Hopper will speak to the fear…

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Cinema Series Interview – “Black Swan”

Interview between Judy Tyson and David Heilman, who will be presenting the next MAGPS Cinema Series movie, “Black Swan,” Saturday, April, 29, 2017.       JUDY: David, I’m looking forward to getting to know you. And I’m wondering about your choice to present Black Swan at the Cinema Series on April 29. DAVID: Absolutely, but before we start, I’d like to thank you and Lenore for giving me this…

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Cinema Series Preview: Black Swan

  Black Swan: Performance, Competition, and Annihilation in Group  by David Heilman, MM, MPsy Our next Cinema Series presentation will feature the movie, Black Swan. The film follows New York City Ballet dancer Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) as she goes after her big shot of being cast as the lead in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Nina impresses the artistic director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassell), but Swan Lake needs a ballerina who can play both the White Swan–with…

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Cinema Series Postlude – “Moonrise Kingdom”

Originally posted to Trish Cleary’s blog for Valentine’s Day, we wanted to make sure our community was able to access Trish’s wonderful follow-up entry to her Cinema Series presentation on the film “Moonrise Kingdom.” Please enjoy: Hungry for Love – Trish Cleary, MS, LCPC-MFT-ADC, CGP When bonds of love become broken or altered, we strive to restore them. Sam and Suzy were drawn to each other at first sight. In…

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Cinema Series Interview – “Moonrise Kingdom”

Interview between Judy Tyson and Trish Cleary, who will be presenting the next MAGPS Cinema Series movie, “Moonrise Kingdom,” Saturday, February 11, 2017.     J: Would you share a bit about your relationship with movies throughout your life?  TC: Movies have been and continue to be an integral part of my life. In childhood, Saturday afternoon double-features with my three closest siblings fueled our playtime creativity. From childhood to adulthood…

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Spring Conference 2017 – Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE Desires to Lead: Perils and Passions April 1-2, 2017 at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC Presenter: Karen S. Travis, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA Leadership abounds with rewards and challenges. It may create competition and also may present opportunities for growth that we would not have had otherwise. We may open ourselves to criticism, possible burn out, and need to manage angry and hurt feelings. Exploring our family…

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