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Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society 2021 Spring Conference

What's PROCESS Got to Do With It?

 An Exploration of Leadership in Therapy and Training Groups

Guest Presenters:

Karen Eberwein, PsyD., CGP

Victoria Lee, PhD., CGP

Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, CGP, FAPA, FAGPA

Lorraine Wodiska, PhD., CGP, ABPP, FAGPA 

9 Hours CEU

Thank you for your interest in What's Process Got to Do with It?  An Exploration of Leadership in Therapy and Training Groups, a unique MAGPS conference experience where we invite YOU to lead, teach, and learn. 

Mid Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (MAGPS) conferences, other group therapy training organizations, internship and residency programs often require mental health professionals to participate in Process Group Experiences (PGEs) for the purpose of learning group techniques and gaining a better understanding of self and group dynamics. 

Opportunities to learn how to and actually lead process groups for training purposes are rare.  As you complete your registration, we would like to invite YOU to be a Small Group Leader (SGL) during the weekend conference.  In addition to offering didactics related to how to lead a process group for a training experience, YOU (and your colleagues) will have the chance to teach and learn by leading a PGE. 

To be an SGL and lead a 60-minute process group session, check YES on the registration form.  Immediately following your experience, a 15-minute debriefing and feedback session will occur.  Experienced Small Group Consultants will be present to observe, guide group leaders during the PGEs (if needed), and facilitate the feedback session.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the reasons it is important to have training specific to Process Group Experience leadership.
  2. List major differences between a Process Group Experience and a therapy group.
  3. Discuss key skills when leading a Process Group Experience.
  4. Identify challenges to Process Group Experience leadership.
  5. Describe unique considerations relevant to a Process Group Experience Leader.
  6. Define how identity, intersectionality, and social justice impact your leadership in Process Group Experience.

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  • Registration Deadline: Friday, March 12
  • No walk-in registrations will be accepted.
  • Conference Fees:
    • MAGPS Member $255
    • Non-member $355
    • 1st Time Attendee $215
    • New Professional $135
    • Student/Retiree $85
    • CEU Processing Fee $25
    • Scholarship Attendees $0
  • Cancellation Policy: Full refund less $25 if made by two weeks prior to the conference; no refunds after that date.
  • For assistance, or to register by phone, contact our conference registrar: Jackie Darby by email at registration@magps.org.

Small Group Consultants

MAGPS traditionally invites seasoned local group facilitators to serve as small group leaders, along with one guest from another affiliate society in an effort to promote stronger connections with our colleagues across the country. For this conference, these roles are replaced with small group faculty consultants.

Presenter Bios

  • Karen Eberwein, Psy.D., CGP is a licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist who has been practicing in Washington DC since 2005. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, Karen is an adjunct faculty member for the Doctor of Psychology Program at The George Washington University where she supervises and co-leads a group with a doctoral student at the Center Clinic. She is also a faculty member for the Washington School of Psychiatry's National Group Psychotherapy Institute and has been a member of MAGPS for 15 years (including having served on the Board since 2010). Lastly, in addition to working as a psychotherapist, Karen utilizes her psychology degree and advanced training in group and organizational dynamics to consult with human resource and security components of organizations on how to manage threats to employees or other internal corporate assets.
  • Victoria Lee, Ph.D., CGP is a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington DC and Maryland. Victoria is a staff psychologist at the Howard University Counseling Services where she provides individual and group therapy to the student population and provides supervision to externs and interns receiving training in the APA-accredited training program. Victoria has a passion for training professionals to be more culturally competent and has co-led process groups on cultural diversity. She has also co-lead process groups for doctoral students enrolled in group therapy courses at Howard University. Victoria completed the group psychotherapy training at the National Group Psychotherapy Institute (NGPI) at the Washington School of Psychiatry followed by the Fellowship in Leadership at NGPI. She currently co-leads a process group for NGPI as a faculty member.
  • Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, CGP, FAPA, FAGPA is a psychiatrist and an educator. He is currently the Chair of Psychiatry Training and Director of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington DC. Dr. Mohyuddin is past Chair of National Group Psychotherapy Institute, Washington School of Psychiatry. He is the current president of the Washington Psychiatric Society. He is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University, School of Medicine, and Faculty at Howard University School of Medicine. His primary interests include medical education and group psychotherapy. He is a member of the Administration and Leadership Committee of the national think tank, Group for Advancement of Psychiatry. He is the past President of the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society. He is also the Co-Chair Public Affairs Committee AGPA. He is in Private Practice in Alexandria, VA. He has presented and published on a wide range of topics in Psychiatry.
  • Lorraine Wodiska, Ph.D, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is in independent practice in Arlington, VA, and has been working with individuals, couples, and groups for nearly forty years. At this time, she co-leads three weekly psychotherapy groups. She taught Basic and Advanced Group at Johns Hopkins for nearly ten semesters and she presents at national meetings on various topics, including Teaching Group Therapy, Breaking Group Contracts, Trans-generational Transmission of Trauma, and Leadership in Process Group Experiences. Her recent interest has been in Canine Assisted Psychotherapy and her dogs Stella and Teddy(although now on a “gap year” because of COVID 19) assist in all individual, couples, and group sessions, and together they have offered local, regional and national workshops. Lorraine is a Fellow and on the Board of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Group Psychology (ABGP), a Fellow and Board member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), the immediate past president of Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (MAGPS).
  • MAGPS supports the professional development of students, interns, residents, and clinicians early in their careers by offering various scholarships to cover registration and banquet costs. First-time attendees and new professionals may register at reduced rates.
  • For more information about applying for a scholarship, please email Cristina Secarea at scholarships@magps.org.
  • 9 CE/CME Hours: The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA, and WV. The School is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as provider #5691 of continuing education to social workers and counselors in California. The School is a National Board for Certified CounselorsApproved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6388, and may offer NBCCapproved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The School solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The School designates this conference for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category I Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled Use of a Commercial Product: No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product(s) discussed in the program. The Washington School of Psychiatry is an independent non-profit organization. It is not affiliated with the government of the District of Columbia or the government of the United States.
  • Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval.

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Process Groups, Training, & Leadership Understanding and Addressing Power, Privilege, & Microaggressions in Group Additional Readings (not required)
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  • MAGPS is an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) serving psychotherapists from DC, MD, VA, WV, and PR. Its mission is to provide and support group psychotherapy training and education.
  • Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation.


Conference History

YearConference TitlePresenter/sLocation
1968New Group TechniquesBoriello & ColleaguesWashington, DC
1969Analytic & Behavioral Group PsychotherapyAbse, LibermanCape Charles
1970Group TechniquesMacLennan, Seashore, HarariWashington, DC
1971The Group in a Changing SocietyKubieVirginia Beach
1972Introduction to Group PsychotherapyBoriello & ColleaguesBaltimore, MD
1973The Group as a Whole ApproachBoriello & ColleaguesVirginia Beach
1974The Use & Misuse of Videotaping in GroupAlgerArlie, VA
1978Group Psychotherapy WorkshopsBorielloTides Inn, VA
1980Group Psychotherapy with Acting Out PatientsBorielloTides Inn, VA
1981Group Psychotherapy WorkshopsBoriello & ColleaguesWashington, DC
1981Exploring Family Group TherapeuticallyFrankel, SorelHarper's Ferry, VA
1982Group Psychotherapy WorkshopsDluhy & ColleaguesWashington, DC
1982The Meaning of Age & AgingDluhy & ColleaguesBerkeley Springs
1983A Developmental Approach to Family TherapySteinglassWintergreen, VA
1983General Psychodynamic Process GroupsStern & ColleaguesBerkeley Springs
1984Issues in Psychoanalytic Group PsychotherapyScheidlingerAnnapolis, MD
1984The Exes: Are Moral & Sexual IssuesRosenbergHampton, VA
1985Group Therapy for Compulsive & Addictive Dis.Cooper, Koloder, Lorenz, RothHarper's Ferry, VA
1986Confrontation & Risk Taking in Group TherapyListBerkeley Springs
1987Group Psychotherapy with CouplesPerlsVirginia Beach
1987The Group & The DisorderedStone, HarwoodWashington, DC
1988Power of ImageryKrash, Lawrence, Saunders, ShawHarper's Ferry, VA
1988Therapy with Post-Divorce FamiliesSerranoSolomons, MD
1989Man In Group: A Developmental ApproachKrugmanWashington, DC
1989Race, Ethnicity and Class: Interface Between ...AdamsWakefield, VA
1990Shame & the Restoration of Self-RespectAlonsoBaltimore, MD
1991The Impact of the Group Therapist' Life ...ElfantBerkeley Springs
1991Group Therapy with Medically Ill Patients SternWilliamsburg, VA
1992A Systems-Centered Approach to the Group ...AgazarianSt. Michaels, MD
1992Gender in Group PsychotherapyAlonzoWashington, DC
1993Power and Authority in Group PsychotherapyAdams, Green, Powell, SkolnickWashington, DC
1994Brief Dynamic Group PsychotherapyAzimAnnapolis, MD
1994Attachment, Separation, ReattachmentFrankelGlade Springs, WV
1995A Relational Approach to Family & Couples ...WinerRichmond, VA
1995Boundary Issues in Group PsychotherapyFieldsteelEaston, MD
1996Group Therapy through the Life CycleSaiger & ColleaguesAirlie, VA
1996The Use of Imagery & Trance in Group TherapyLawrenceNorfolk, VA
1997Sibling Relationships in GroupHopperWilliamsburg, VA
1997Group-Centered PsychodramaClarksonAlexandria, VA
1998Therapist Use of SelfRutanWashington, DC
1999Growth and Change for Group PsychotherapyZimmermanFairfax, VA
1999Countertransference in Group Therapy: I or O?BernardRichmond, VA
2000Hot Moments & The Courage of the Group TherapistCollins & NicholasBethesda, MD
2000Shame in the Group and in the TherapistGansWintergreen, VA
2001Group Psychotherapy with Psychological TraumaKlein & SchermerBethesda, MD
2001Immediacy in Group: A Modern Analytic Appr.ZeiselEaston, MD
2002Intimacy and Sexuality in Group TherapyHawkinsWashington, DC
2002Addiction as an Attachment Disorder: ...FloresWilliamsburg, VA
2003The Social Unconscious at Play: Influencing ...KibelWashington, DC
2004Integration of Interpersonal & Existential Appr.LeszczSolomons, MD
2004Social Dreaming: Image and SymbolDluhy & RubenfeldBethesda, MD
2005The Space Between Us In Group PsychotherapyJosselsonCharlottesville, VA
2005The Three R's: Resistance, Refusal & RebellionBillowBethesda, MD
2006When It's All About You ... Destructive NarcissismBrownRockville, MD
2006Wild Civility: Working with Erotic Feelings ...Black & GodbyShepardstown, WV
2007Working with Multiple-Minority Identities ...NettlesRockville, MD
2007From Generation to Generation ...Saiger & SaigerSolomons, MD
2008Objects of Desire: Sexuality, the Individual ...NitsunRockville, MD
2009Using One's Whole Self as a Group TherapistGansRockville, MD
2009Stimulating Emotional WealthHegenerShepardstown, WV
2010The Favorite PatientLibbyRockville, MD
2010Ethical Dimensions of the Co-Therapy ...Roller & NelsonRichmond, VA
2011Shame & Excitement: Crucial Markers ...AledortWashington, DC
2011The Role of Play, Metaphor & Evocative Objects in Group PsychotherapyMotherwellCharlottesville, VA
2012A Learning Community: The Dynamic Interplay National Group Psychotherapy
of Theories and Experience
Institute (WSP)Washington, DC
2012The Effective Group TherapistLeszczSolomons, MD
2013The Interplay Between Envy, Competition, &
Shame: Its Impact on Intimacy in Groups
Van WagonerCambridge, MD
2014Care for the Heart and Soul of the Psychotherapist: Psychodramatic ExplorationsNugentWashington, DC
2014Becoming who we are in groups: Jung’s ideas on individuation, fulfillment, and personal authenticityHechtCambridge, MD
2015Integrating Authentic Cultural Competence into Group PsychotherapyEwing & RiversWashington, DC
2015To Thine Own Self Be True: Translating YOUR Theory Into Better Group TechniqueRutanIrvington, VA
2016Impossible Groups: Absorbing a New Paradigm for Groups?WeimbergWashington, DC
2016Loss, and Desire in Group Psychotherapy: A Lacanian PerspectiveConkright & Red Well Theater GroupCambridge, MD
2017Desires to Lead: Perils and PassionTravisWashington, DC
2017Navigating the Consequences of Traumatic Experiences in the Unconscious Life of Groups--Especially Large(r) OnesHopperShepherdstown, WV
2018Cultural Competence, Spirituality, and Transcendence in Times of CrisesAbernethyWashington, DC
2018Trauma of These Times: Impact on Therapists and Our GroupsBucheleCambridge, MD
2019Play with Me: The Role of Improvisation in Personal Growth, Relationships, and TherapyKaysWashington, DC
2019Indecent Exposure? The Pitfalls and Potential of Group Therapist Self-DisclosureStillermanCambridge, MD
2020Let's Face the Fact(or)s: Navigating Race in Groups through Reexamining Therapeutic FactorsBelcher PlattOnline
2021What's Process Got to Do With It?Eberwein, Lee, Mohyuddin & WodiskaOnline
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