October 6, 2018, 9:15am – 5:30pm


Emotional Availability in Group: Fostering Intimacy in Challenging Times
with Jeffrey S. Hudson, M.Ed., LPC, CGP, FAGPA

Early Bird Registration Closes Saturday 9/8/2018

Join us for this wonderful Fall Event with renowned expert in group psychotherapy, Jeffrey S. Hudson, M.Ed., LPC, CGP, FAGPA

As psychotherapists, we routinely work with our patient’s availability for emotional engagement. Our success depends, in part, on our own emotional availability. In this workshop, we will examine both members’ and leaders’ resistance to emotional involvement. This will include discussion of sources of resistance and of the influence of the current political environment on our clinical work. Additionally, we will explore Modern Psychoanalytic approaches such as joining, emotional communication, and contact functioning.

Listen to an interview with Jeff Hudson

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the influence of personal history on the therapist’s emotional availability
  2. List three common sources of countertransference resistance
  3. Name three patient fears that impede emotional intimacy
  4. Define emotional availability
  5. Distinguish between objective and subjective countertransference reactions
  6. Identify emotions that you may discourage in your clinical work

Morning Didactic: “Enriching the Group Experience: A Focus on Emotional Availability”, “Foundations of Modern Psychoanalytic Treatment”

Afternoon Didactic: “Expanding the Capacity for Intimacy”, “The Role of Acceptance in Effective Group Leadership”

Location: The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street #8
San Francisco, CA 94110

Transportation: Parking can be found at 2 nearby garages; within walking distance of Bart Station.


Complimentary Continental Breakfast will be served during registration as well as beverages and snacks at breaks

***Please make sure to choose Registration type, including the below options***

Lunch Catering from Bi-rite: fresh, amazing food, gluten free, vegan, and veggie options ($15 payable at time of Registration)

6 CE’s available for attendance. ($15 Payable at time of Registration) 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. There is a $15 fee for those desiring CE’s which must be paid at the time of registration. CE certificate will be provided at the completion of the course.

For further information Regarding the Fall Event or Registration contact the Fall Event Chair: Latoyia Piper, LCSW, CGP, at latoyiagriffin.lcsw.cgp@gmail.com and (702) 485-0430

Scholarships for Licensed Professionals and Students/Trainees/Residents/Interns are available. Please send the following information to the Fall event chair via email: Full name, address, phone, email, license type, license number, if unlicensed list degree type and academic/professional status as well as supervisor, if in an academic program please provide name of institution, description of current work setting, reason for requesting scholarship, current NCGPS membership status. Contact for the Fall Event Chair: Latoyia Piper, LCSW, CGP, at latoyiagriffin.lcsw.cgp@gmail.com and (702) 485-0430.

Refund policy
A 50% refund will be given if requested in writing by Sept 8, 2018. After that time a credit will be issued for a future event. Lunch payment is not refundable. Please contact us via email at latoyiagriffin.lcsw.cgp@gmail.com

(Registration fee does not include CE’s $15 and Lunch $15)

Sept. 8
After Sept. 8
NCGPS Members

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