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NCGPS Conference at Asilomar: May 29 – 31, 2020

NCGPS Conference at Asilomar: May 29 – 31, 2020

The NCGPS Clinical Conference at Asilomar is a great tradition for Northern California Therapists to come together with friends and colleagues for deepening connection, learning and growing together.

We warmly invite you to join us at this exquisite coastal retreat, minutes from Monterey, for 2 1/2 stimulating days. Along with an intensive learning experience, there will be time to walk on the beach, socialize and network with colleagues. This unique learning opportunity allows clinicians to participate in immersive institutes led by master group therapists. The program includes a variety of workshops suitable for all levels of experience.

HOME GROUPS

This year for the first time, along with our regular workshop schedule, the conference is featuring “Home Groups”.  These groups offer all participants, newcomers and conference veterans alike, a welcoming space to connect more deeply with colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you there!

REGISTER HERE

For more information contact Conference Co-Director, Peter Cole peterhayscole@gmail.com

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Community Meeting: September 2020 in Davis

Community Meeting: September 2020 in Davis

Our community meetings started as a request from our members at our 2018 Membership retreat. We made a commitment to meet quarterly, at varied locations throughout the large area our Affiliate geographically covers. Throughout 2019 we met in Berkeley, San Rafael, San Mateo, and in Davis.

In this emerging experiment we found that it is meaningful for us to come together as community members and share our personal experiences and our shared interest in group therapy. We learned that it is important for us to listen to each other, voice our needs and interests and enjoy each others company. At each meeting members found it valuable to sit in a circle, socializing with intentionality, sharing our here-and-now experiences, listening to and attending to each other.

I believe that the community members present at these meetings have helped shape the future of our organization and our common vision. I felt humbled and empowered as I was attending each of these meetings, listening to my fellow members, appreciating the importance that the organization’s leadership travels to the Affiliate’s different geographical hubs.

Our Board is making a commitment to meet three times next year:
January, 2020 in Berkeley
April, 2020 on the Peninsula
September, 2020 in Davis.

Exact dates TBD.

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NCGPS 2019 Fall Event:
Group as Cultural Mother

NCGPS 2019 Fall Event:
Group as Cultural Mother

Greetings Community,
We are sending out this reminder that we will be holding this years Fall Event on Saturday, November 9th from 8a – 5:30p.
Location is:
Joaquin Miller Center
3594 Sanborn Dr.
Oakland, CA 94602
We are excited to welcome Dr. Paul Le Phuoc to our community and to lead us in an exploration of group dynamics as they relate to differences amongst leaders and group members. Please see event description below.

Group as Cultural Mother


Workshop Description
Many models of cultural competence for work with multicultural populations lack a depth perspective that integrates psychoanalytic theory.  This workshop will present the theory of the cultural mother as a deeper way of understanding ‘difference-as-hierarchy’ (sex, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability/disfigurement) in group therapy, and its manifestations in phenomena such as transference and countertransference.  Techniques will be presented that provide the group leader with effective tools to engage with potential misattunements that often emerge around differences in social identities.
Paul LePhuoc, PhD., CGP
Paul LePhuoc is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Group Psychotherapist in Houston, TX., where he maintains a full-time private practice and leads two long-term ongoing analytic therapy groups.  He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.  He is a former board member of the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society and the International Board for the Certification of Group Psychotherapists.  He has led training groups in St. Petersburg, Russia through the Center for Group Studies.  He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and has trained at the Menninger Clinic, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Columbia University Medical Center.
For further information regarding the Fall Event contact the Fall Event Chair: Shanon Sitkin, LMFT, CGP at shanon@shanonsitkin.com
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SF – Modern Analytic Group Therapy Salon – November

SF – Modern Analytic Group Therapy Salon – November

November 16, 2019 – Working with Anger & Aggression

January 18, 2020 – Resistances to Intimacy 

March 21, 2020 – Following the Contact Function 

Saturdays 12pm – 3pm

RSVP $20 donation to NCGPS (CEUs Available for $15)

Location: 582 Market St, Suite 1108 (at Montgomery Bart Station)

We are pleased to announce that NCGPS is organizing a series of salons to discuss some of the key concepts in modern analytic group therapy. Participants will have the chance to engage with these concepts through readings, discussion, and exploration of case material. These salons are open to all therapists who are interested in group therapy and/or modern analysis. Our aim is to promote group therapy, create community and enrich the field with modern analytic ideas. Facilitators are all students of the Center for Group Studies in New York City.

Facilitated by
Laura Kasper, PHD, CGP – www.drlaurakaspertherapysf.com
Ali Kimmell, LCSW – www.alikimmell.com
Shanon Sitkin, LMFT, CGP – www.shanonsitkin.com

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Community Meeting: January 2020 in Berkeley

Community Meeting: January 2020 in Berkeley

Our community meetings started as a request from our members at our 2018 Membership retreat. We made a commitment to meet quarterly, at varied locations throughout the large area our Affiliate geographically covers. Throughout 2019 we met in Berkeley, San Rafael, San Mateo, and in Davis.

In this emerging experiment we found that it is meaningful for us to come together as community members and share our personal experiences and our shared interest in group therapy. We learned that it is important for us to listen to each other, voice our needs and interests and enjoy each others company. At each meeting members found it valuable to sit in a circle, socializing with intentionality, sharing our here-and-now experiences, listening to and attending to each other.

I believe that the community members present at these meetings have helped shape the future of our organization and our common vision. I felt humbled and empowered as I was attending each of these meetings, listening to my fellow members, appreciating the importance that the organization’s leadership travels to the Affiliate’s different geographical hubs.

Our Board is making a commitment to meet three times next year:
January, 2020 in Berkeley
April, 2020 on the Peninsula
September, 2020 in Davis.

Exact dates TBD.

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SF – Modern Analytic Group Therapy Salon – January

SF – Modern Analytic Group Therapy Salon – January

November 16, 2019 – Working with Anger & Aggression

January 18, 2020 – Resistances to Intimacy 

March 21, 2020 – Following the Contact Function 

Saturdays 12pm – 3pm

RSVP $20 donation to NCGPS (CEUs Available for $15)

Location: 582 Market St, Suite 1108 (at Montgomery Bart Station)

We are pleased to announce that NCGPS is organizing a series of salons to discuss some of the key concepts in modern analytic group therapy. Participants will have the chance to engage with these concepts through readings, discussion, and exploration of case material. These salons are open to all therapists who are interested in group therapy and/or modern analysis. Our aim is to promote group therapy, create community and enrich the field with modern analytic ideas. Facilitators are all students of the Center for Group Studies in New York City.

Facilitated by
Laura Kasper, PHD, CGP – www.drlaurakaspertherapysf.com
Ali Kimmell, LCSW – www.alikimmell.com
Shanon Sitkin, LMFT, CGP – www.shanonsitkin.com

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SF – Modern Analytic Group Therapy Salon – March

SF – Modern Analytic Group Therapy Salon – March

November 16, 2019 – Working with Anger & Aggression

January 18, 2020 – Resistances to Intimacy 

March 21, 2020 – Following the Contact Function 

Saturdays 12pm – 3pm

RSVP $20 donation to NCGPS (CEUs Available for $15)

Location: 582 Market St, Suite 1108 (at Montgomery Bart Station)

We are pleased to announce that NCGPS is organizing a series of salons to discuss some of the key concepts in modern analytic group therapy. Participants will have the chance to engage with these concepts through readings, discussion, and exploration of case material. These salons are open to all therapists who are interested in group therapy and/or modern analysis. Our aim is to promote group therapy, create community and enrich the field with modern analytic ideas. Facilitators are all students of the Center for Group Studies in New York City.

Facilitated by
Laura Kasper, PHD, CGP – www.drlaurakaspertherapysf.com
Ali Kimmell, LCSW – www.alikimmell.com
Shanon Sitkin, LMFT, CGP – www.shanonsitkin.com

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Community Meeting: April 2020 on the Peninsula

Community Meeting: April 2020 on the Peninsula

Our community meetings started as a request from our members at our 2018 Membership retreat. We made a commitment to meet quarterly, at varied locations throughout the large area our Affiliate geographically covers. Throughout 2019 we met in Berkeley, San Rafael, San Mateo, and in Davis.

In this emerging experiment we found that it is meaningful for us to come together as community members and share our personal experiences and our shared interest in group therapy. We learned that it is important for us to listen to each other, voice our needs and interests and enjoy each others company. At each meeting members found it valuable to sit in a circle, socializing with intentionality, sharing our here-and-now experiences, listening to and attending to each other.

I believe that the community members present at these meetings have helped shape the future of our organization and our common vision. I felt humbled and empowered as I was attending each of these meetings, listening to my fellow members, appreciating the importance that the organization’s leadership travels to the Affiliate’s different geographical hubs.

Our Board is making a commitment to meet three times next year:
January, 2020 in Berkeley
April, 2020 on the Peninsula
September, 2020 in Davis.

Exact dates TBD.

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