One Day Process Groups

MAGPS Project Outreach Update

MAGPS Project Outreach

MAGPS Project Outreach is excited that its second day-long process group experience has now been completely booked. Stay tuned for the next experience to sign up.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Day-long Experiential Process Group Training

5119 Bradley Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Co-leaders: Joan Medway, PhD, CGP & Trish Cleary, MS, LCPC-MFT-ADC, CGP
Joan and Trish are both Fellows of the American Group Psychotherapy Association

Day-long Experiential Process Group Schedule


Group Session 1:                     10 – 11:30 AM (90 minutes)

Lunch Break:                              11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (2 hours)

Group Session 2:                     1:30 to 3 PM (90 minutes)

Break:                                     3 to 3:30 PM (30 minutes)

Group Session 3:                     3:30 to 4:45 PM (75 minutes)

Break:                                     4:45 to 5:00 PM (15 minutes)

Closure & Termination                     5:00 to 5:30 PM (30 minutes)

Debriefing Session:                         5:30 to 6 PM (30 minutes)

Evaluations                                6 PM (~ 10 minutes)

This day-long training will take place in Trish Cleary’s office which is within walking distance of downtown Bethesda and the Bethesda Redline Metro Station. Street is parking available. Detailed driving and walking directions can be found at www.trishcleary.com – Contact & Directions.

Registration is limited. To register for participation in this small process group experience contact: Trish Cleary by email at: trishcleary@comcast.net or phone: 301-654-4936.

Project Outreach Update

Report by Venus Massalem

Currently, mental health organizations are desperately seeking to engage young members, as the fear of becoming extinct due to declining membership is sending everyone off in different directions. Our healthy, highly educated, young-old and old-old members are ignored even as their numbers grow. Members in this stage of life have different needs and motivations. In this wondrous life stage, generativity, defined by Erikson as giving back to humanity, is a driving life task.

As an active member of MAGPS who has worn many hats volunteering in leadership roles at MAGPS, I realized that there was a need for other programming beyond the two excellent annual spring and fall conferences. While many doubted the need or the fact that an outreach program could survive, forget about thrive in our society, I believed the time was ripe. While we encourage and actively pursue the beginning students and beginning professionals at MAGPS I saw that more senior therapist were getting lost and hoped to change this. With the help and support of some of the younger professional board members as well as senior members I was allowed to form a committee and pursue my idea. I was not to drain the already overtaxed Board, but could define my own structure with the approval and support of the existing board.

My vision involved possible workshops, experiential groups or more structured ones, that could be held in one’s office at a time designated by the leader. The leader would volunteer their idea, time and the offerings without requiring a fee. These groups would be open to organizational members free of charge with a minimal fee to nonmembers.

I began recruitment of former leaders from MAGPS. Past presidents, editors of the newsletter, program chairs etc were more than willing to serve as committee members. Their loyalty and love of MAGPS now had a new direction and they no longer felt peripheral to the organization.
Others who participated in the first group I offered whose purpose was considering retirement or reduction of work load felt connected and understood thereby being drawn back to the organiztion.

0ne of the member of that initial group, Carolyn Angelo, MSW formerly a credentialed member of APGA and a CGP is offering a group for those interested in beginning a group, which will start on September 7th and continue for 7 more weeks.

This June 6th two APGA trained group leaders Trish Cleary, MS, LCPC-MFT-ADC, CGP FAGPA and Joan P Medway, PHD, CGP, FAGPA co-led a full day experiential group experience for those interested in increasing their group skills. This day long training proved to be so successful they have scheduled another one for September 26th . Four members from the original have preregistered for this next event.

Let us find ways to harness this energy and talent by sustaining and increasing our enrollment by providing new ways to allow the well spring of learning to thrive. Project Outreach is one way to harness this energy. Share your talents by offering to lead a group or workshop in an interest of yours. Also why not register to participate in such events.

Project Outreach: Experiential Process Group

MAGPS Project Outreach is excited to be offering small group training experiences beyond our spring and fall training weekends. This is a day-long group offering and participation is free to MAGPS members wanting to expand their group insights, experiences and skills.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Day-long Experiential Process Group

5119 Bradley Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD  20815

Co-leaders:  Joan Medway, PhD, CGP & Trish Cleary, MS, LCPC-MFT-ADC, CGP

Joan and Trish are both Fellows of the American Group Psychotherapy Association

This session will take place in Trish Cleary’s office which is within walking distance of downtown Bethesda and the Bethesda Redline Metro Station. Street is parking available. Detailed driving and walking directions can be found at www.trishcleary.com – Contact & Directions.

Registration is limited. To register for participation in this small group experience contact: Trish Cleary by email at:  trishcleary@comcast.net or phone: 301-654-4936.

Project Outreach: Trials and Tribulations of Beginning a Group

As part of MAGPS Project Outreach, we are pleased to offer a group targeted at both beginning group therapists and those with more experience who would like some support and guidance during the process of beginning a new group.

This is an 8 week group to discuss and support the process of starting a new group.  Beginning a new group is among the most difficult aspects of group therapy. Convincing potential members of the value and safety of groups and then creating a culture where members can work is the time when the therapist must be most active and impactful. This can be a challenge for both novice and experienced therapists.

The group is offered by Carolyn Angelo, LICSW. She is a graduate of the Washington School of Psychiatry’s Group Psychotherapy Training Program, a long time member and past president of MAGPS have been a Certified Group Psychotherapist through AGPA.

The group will meet in Dupont Circle at 1616 18th Street NW. Suite 206.   It will starting the week of September 7, 2015 and continue for 8 weeks.   The group is provided free as an Outreach benefit to members of MAGPS .

Two possible meeting times are Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 or Fridays from 12:15 to 1:30.  If you are interested in joining, contact me at 202 236 0072 or carolynangelo@gmail.com.

Project Outreach: Experiential Process Group

MAGPS Project Outreach is excited to be offering small group training experiences beyond our spring and fall training weekends. This is the first of day-long group offerings and participation is free to MAGPS members wanting to expand their group insights, experiences and skills.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Day-long Experiential Process Group

5119 Bradley Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD  20815

Co-leaders:  Joan Medway, PhD, CGP & Trish Cleary, MS, LCPC-MFT-ADC, CGP
Joan and Trish are both Fellows of the American Group Psychotherapy Association

Schedule:

Group Session 1:                     10 – 11:30 AM
Lunch Break:                           11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Group Session 2:                     1:30 to 3 PM
Break:                                      3 to 3:45 PM
Group Session 3:                     3:45 to 5:15 PM
Break:                                      5:15 to 5:30 PM
Debriefing Session:                  5:30 to 6 PM

This session will take place in Trish Cleary’s office which is within walking distance of downtown Bethesda and the Bethesda Redline Metro Station. Street is parking available. Detailed driving and walking directions can be found at www.trishcleary.com – Contact & Directions.

Registration is limited. To register for participation in this small group experience contact: Trish Cleary by email at:  trishcleary@comcast.net or phone: 301-654-4936.