Cinema Series Preview: Black Swan

  Black Swan: Performance, Competition, and Annihilation in Group  by David Heilman, MM, MPsy Our next Cinema Series presentation will feature the movie, Black Swan. The film follows New York City Ballet dancer Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) as she goes after her big shot of being cast as the lead in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Nina impresses the artistic director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassell), but Swan… 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

Cinema Series Postlude – “Moonrise Kingdom”

Originally posted to Trish Cleary’s blog for Valentine’s Day, we wanted to make sure our community was able to access Trish’s wonderful follow-up entry to her Cinema Series presentation on the film “Moonrise Kingdom.” Please enjoy: Hungry for Love – Trish Cleary, MS, LCPC-MFT-ADC, CGP When bonds of love become broken or altered, we strive to restore them. Sam and… 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

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  by September 15, 2016. All… Read More