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… Read More

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… Read More

2017-2018 Cinema Series Season

Mark your calendars now for the Cinema Series Season! Our movie dates are: Saturday, April 7, 2018 – “Force Majeure” Discussants: Brian Cross, PhD Past Showings: 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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More