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48th Clinical Conference at Asilomar

48th Clinical Conference at Asilomar

June 1-3, 2018

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.

Designed for group therapists and mental health professionals at all levels of experience, this unique learning opportunity allows clinicians to participate in  workshops led by master group therapists, and a choice of both experiential and didactic learning experiences.

This year’s program includes a number of long standing favorites along with many exciting new offerings. We are also including the 12 hour core course, which is required as part of the  training for becoming a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP).

11 CEUs are available for this program. NCGPS is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. It  also satisfies the requirements of the BBS and  Nursing Board.  NCGPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Scholarships: A number of scholarships are available for early career individuals who would be unable to attend without this assistance. For information about how to apply, please contact the scholarship chair.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT HOUSING:  All lodging for this conference be made using the link provided below.  Using links from other sites (such as experian or travelocity, or reserving with Asilomar directly) hurts NCGPS, as these alternative methods result in reservations that are not counted toward NCGPS’ paid commitment.


Choose from 33 Workshops:
Topics Include: Orientations Include:
Group Therapy Basics
Group Cohesion
Love and Sex Addictions
Harm Reduction Therapy
Inherited Trauma
Men & Intimacy
Women, Sex and Power
Transgender Issues
Ethical issues
Money in Group
Cancer Care-givers
Infertility Support
Public Speaking Anxiety
Organizational Consulting
Chronic Pain
Control Mastery
Systems Centered
Self Psychology
Expressive Arts
Object Relations
Attachment Theory
Brain Neuroplasticity
Indigenous Theories



NCGPS Members
Students/Trainees Regular
Students/Trainees Members
Agencies with 4 or more registering together receive member rate.

For additional information, contact conference co-director
Geri Alpert, Ph.D. at or (415) 497-9479.

If you are having any problem registering please contact Carol Hillman at or (415) 755-4556.


This will take you through the full registration process, including (at the end) a link to the housing reservations at the Asilomar website. Download the PDF catalog or refer to printed version for conference details.

Everything you need to know about the conference: schedule, workshops, logistics, and more! (PDF file)

The button above is the ONLY link to use to go directly to the Asilomar site to reserve your accommodations, or for more information on housing.*

Download a 1-page printable version of the conference information, to post or distribute.


The Group Therapy Salon

The Group Therapy Salon

How long has it been since you’ve read a paper about group therapy? How well are you acquainted with new papers about groups? When was the last time that you’ve had a theoretical discussion about some issue in the group psychotherapy field?

NCGPS offers a unique experience in The Group Therapy Salon. The idea is to establish small groups (10-12 members each) that meet monthly to read papers in group therapy and discuss theoretical issues about groups.

There are two Salons working right now: One in the South Bay, facilitated by Alice Sklar and one in Sacramento/Davis, facilitated by Haim Weinberg.

Palo Alto Salon
Meets at 8:00 PM on the first Monday of every month, and includes 9 members. There is a volunteer discussant for each reading followed by a leaderless discussion.

Contact Alice Sklar at
or call (650) 961-3482, to get the address and directions.

Sacramento/Davis Salon
currently includes 10 members and meets on the third Monday every month, 7:30-9:00Pm, alternating between Davis and Sacramento. If you are coming from this area please contact Haim Weinberg at or call 916-212-6424.

If you, as a member, are interested in hosting a Group Therapy Salon in your city, please contact Phyllis Jenkins: 408-265-9200,