Upcoming Events

NCGPS Presents

Summer Series –  Online Events

We are proud to present a series of online workshops in seven consecutive Saturdays this summer.  Our first event will be July 11th, 2020.
This is a collection on workshops offered by some of our local group therapists who have presented at Asilomar conferences and at AGPA for many years as well as some newer presenters.
We hope that you will find in this wide range of topics some that seem personally and professionally meaningful to you. Come and join us in these online workshops and experience the healing power of group work.
We are striving to be mindful of diversity and inclusivity in all NCGPS’s offerings. The last event of this series, on August 22nd is a panel discussion by clinicians from different hospitals and clinics where they provide intensive, short term therapy to the patients. This panel brings in yet a different perspective to our regular offerings.

For more information and to register please click on the name of the event.  Feel free to sign up for one or all that suit your interest.

July 11th, 2020  10:00am-1:00pm

Contemporary Adolescent Group Psychotherapy: Method Madness, and the Fun

Presented by: Andrew Pojman, Ed.D., CGP, FAGPA

Group work with adolescents is challenging, stimulating, and overwhelming.  This workshop will increase the participants’ understanding of adolescent group psychotherapy.  Opportunities will be provided to learn new interventions, better understand ethical issues, and gain insight into group group with this demanding and challenging population.


July 18th, 2020  10:00am – 12:00pm

Painting One’s Mandala as a Path towards Wholeness

Presented by: Jim Fishman, LCSW, CGP

Mandalas are meditative images, where varied opposites are grouped around a nuclear center. This represents the symbolic goal of individuation. The goal: to experience one’s own soul as nearly as possible in its entirety.



July 25th, 2020  10:00am-1:00pm

Becoming Who We Are In Groups: Applying Jungian Theories of Individuation in a Group Setting

Presented by Justin Hecht,Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA, CJA

In this workshop, participants will learn how Justin Hecht has used his skills as a Jungian analyst to foster individuation in a group setting, and will participate in a group experience that can help demonstrate these theories and techniques.


August 1st, 2020  10:00am-12:00pm

The Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Maintaining Groups that Thrive

Presented by Ann Steiner, Ph.D., MFT, CGP, Fellow AGPA

This primarily didactic workshop provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the different types of group work, ways to evaluate their preferred leadership style, how to design, setup and maintain healthy psychotherapy groups. Common challenges, the importance of screening, preparation, and termination agreements will be discussed as they apply to participant’s needs.


August 8th, 2020  10:00am-12:00pm

Remembering What you Sometimes Forget

Presented by Cheryl Krauter. MFT
This 2 hour workshop will explore contemplation and writing as a way to step away for a moment from your loud and busy life and reconnect with what truly matters to you.  Acknowledging the backdrop of working virtually during the difficult time of COVID, we will search within ourselves by integrating mindfulness to encourage reflection and use writing exercises to open up avenues of expression that voice our current experiences as therapists.

August 15th, 2020  10:00am-12:00pm

Establishing Culturally Inclusive Safety in Group

Presented by Latoyia Griffin-Piper, LCSW, CGP

This course helps participants identify the value of and tools for establishing safety in group settings inclusive of diversity, the ethical implications, the potential damage relevant to lack of attention to diversity for individuals and the general public.  Format will include didactic material, case studies, discussion and experiential activities.



August 22nd, 2020  10:00am-12:00pm

Group Therapy Outside of Private Practice:  A Conversation with our Clinical Panel

Distinguished Panel:

Moderated by: Latoyia Griffin Piper, LCSW, CGP


An often overlooked area in our group therapy community is that of leading groups outside of private practice. There are some stereotypic visions of what that might look like: clinicians running cookie-cutter CBT and DBT groups, devoid of interaction, group dynamics, or deep sharing. That simply isn’t the case. 

Come and learn from our panelists and their view on their work. The practitioners on this panel are well versed in process and group dynamics… they have a deep love and respect for a range of modalities including process and skills based groups.  There are definite challenges in these groups, which will be talked about, as well as sustaining rewards.

We will also offer CE credits at an additional cost for licensed clinicians, which can be purchased at the time of registration.

CE information: NCGPS is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing education for Psychologists, which also satisfies the requirements of the BBS as a provider of continuing education for LCSW’s, LMFT’s, LPCC’s, and LEP’s. NCGPS satisfies the CE requirements for the Nursing Board. NCGPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required to receive credit.

Please contact: info@ncgps.org if you have any questions or concerns.