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

Cinema Series Interview – “We are the Titans”

Interview between Lenore Pomerance, Farooq Mohyuddin and his wife, Nadia Ahmad, who, along with their daughters Hira and Iqra, are presenting the next MAGPS Cinema Series movie, “Remember the Titans,” Saturday, October 22, 2016. Lenore and Nadia are pictured here in serious discussion at one of the Mohyuddin’s favorite downtown South Asian restaurants, Grand Trunk, 641 Indiana Ave. NW. (Disclaimer:… Read More

Call for Submissions MAGPS Newsletter

General Announcements The General Announcements section of the MAGPS newsletter chronicles members’ awards/honors, achievements, professional accomplishments, and academic publications. This includes presentations being given at the upcoming AGPA Conference by MAGPS members. Making an announcement in the newsletter is free. To have your announcements included in the upcoming Fall Newsletter, email your announcement to Sonia Kahn  at newsletter@magps.org  by September 15, 2016. All… Read More

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… 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

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More