Spring Conference 2018 – Cultural Competence, Spirituality, and Transcendence in Times of Crises

Cultural Competence, Spirituality, and Transcendence in Times of Crises   Guest Presenter: Alexis Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA Saturday, & Sunday, April 21-22, 2018 Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC This event is co-sponsored by The Washington School of Psychiatry Conference Description: The Spring Conference offers a unique learning experience through large group meetings and dialogue, didactic information-sharing and demonstration, and small process… Read More

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

MAGPS 2018 Spring Conference – An Interview with Alexis Abernethy, 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… Read More

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… 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 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

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… Read More

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… Read More