2016-2017 Cinema Series Season

Mark your calendars now for the Cinema Series Season! Our movie dates are: Saturday, April 29, 2017 – “Black Swan” Discussant: David Heilman, MM, MPsy Past Presentations: Saturday, February 11, 2017 – “Moonrise Kingdom” Discussant: Trish Cleary, MS, LCPC-MFT-ADC, CGP, FAGPA Saturday, December 3, 2016 – “Avalanche” Discussant: Mahrokh Shayanpour, MD, Psychiatric Resident, St. Elizabeths Hospital Saturday, October 22, 2016 – “Remember the Titans” Discussants: The Moyhuddin Family We have a special…

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Fall Conference 2016 – Attachment, Loss, and Desire in Group Psychotherapy: A Lacanian Perspective

Attachment, Loss, and Desire in Group Psychotherapy: A Lacanian Perspective Scott Conkright, PsyD & The Red Well Theater Group November 4 – 6, 2016, Cambridge, MD Desire and lack permeate group psychotherapy and are available for expression and elaboration among group members as long as the group leader is willing to tolerate the tensions evoked by these primitive feelings, often directed towards him or her. In this conference, Scott Conkright, PsyD, will demonstrate the power…

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Interview with Our Spring Conference Presenter,  Haim Weinberg PhD

I was excited for the opportunity to interview Haim Weinberg in preparation for our Spring Conference.  Here is a preview of our upcoming weekend. Karen:  Before talking about the conference weekend, I thought I might ask a few questions about your background and interests since they are so unique.  You are from Israel, trained and practiced there until 2006, and have also done a significant amount of teaching and lecturing…

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2016 Spring Conference Preview

MAGPS is pleased to announce the Spring 2016 Conference, “Impossible Groups: Absorbing a New Paradigm for Group Therapy?” to be held April 9-10, 2016 at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC. I have had the privilege of having conversations with our plenary speaker, Haim Weinberg, PhD. His curiosity, care and commitment to effective and meaningful group psychotherapy is a cornerstone of the spring conference’s topic: Impossible Groups. According to Dr.…

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Who, What When, Where, Why, & I.

  MAGPS is pleased to be offering a one-day workshop designed to help group leaders explore their role, style, and orientation when leading a process group for psychotherapists participating in training events. This pilot training is being offered as a preconference event for the Spring 2016 MAGPS Conference and will be held at Saint Elizabeth on Friday April 8, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:30 pm. The preconference training event committee includes Karen Eberwein, PsyD,…

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Cinema Series – Valentines Eve

Katherine Thorn interviewed our next presenter, Jonathan Lebolt who is bringing us “Her” on Saturday, February 13, 2016. If I haven’t said it enough already I just might say it again, “It is Valentine’s Eve,” and what could be more romantic than a love story between an awkward introvert and an operating system? I mean winsome Joaquin Phoenix and fulsome voiced if disembodied Scarlett Johansson? Please check out the movie…

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Cinema Series Interview – 12/5/15 Ceil Berlin

Cinema Series chair Lenore Pomerance interviews Ceil Berlin who will be presenting our next movie, “The Truman Show” on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  Check the website: www.magps.org for all the details of time, place, and directions.  Please RSVP to me if you plan to attend – lenore.pomerance@gmail.com.  Remember you do not have to be a member of MAGPS to join us at the movies! LP: Ceil, it’s so great to have you presenting…

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Spring Conference 2016 Preview: What are Impossible Groups?

I recently asked Spring Conference Co-Chair Bradley Lake about the title of the upcoming conference. It wasn’t clear to me what an Impossible Group meant. His answer helped me and may be helpful to others, so I am posting it here: Bradley: In my understanding, via my conversations with our guest presenter Haim Weinberg,”Impossible” Groups refers to the changing world (i.e., social media) and how do we as clinicians adapt…

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Interview with the Fall Conference Presenter, Dr. Scott Rutan

Nancy: The theme of the Conference, “to thine own self be true,” is an interesting concept. I think even Shakespeare contemplated it. Could you begin by telling us about your interest in the topic? Scott: I’ve found that therapists have an innate theory upon which they work. It informs what we listen for and value in each hour. I’ve also found that often therapists are not particularly aware of what…

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MAGPS Cinema Series: “The Square”

MAGPS Cinema Series: “The Square” Presenter: Karen Eberwein, Psy.D October, 17, 2015 Lenore Pomerance interviews Karen Eberwein Lenore: Given our technology theme, what made you think of the “Square?” Karen: I really wanted to find a movie that depicts technology in a neutral to positive way instead of one that portrays social media as having a detrimental impact on an individual, group, or society. I had a few movies in mind and…

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