48th Clinical Conference
June 1st -3rd, 2018
We are delighted that our next 2 1/2 day residential conference will again be at Asilomar, the coastal retreat center that has been the location for this event for more than 40 years. The NCGPS board and the conference committee are invested in having this be one of our best years ever and the selection of outstanding presenters is the next step toward that goal. It is now time for those wishing to lead workshops to submit proposals. It is also time to let us know of any topics or presenters who you would particularly hope to see on the program. The schedule for this conference includes 2 hour workshops on Friday night, 6 hour workshops on Saturday and 3 hour workshops on Sunday morning.
We are eager for as many new presenters and topics as possible, as well as repeats of those that have been highly valued at past conferences. So whichever category you may be in, we welcome your proposals. If you are a new presenter, or developing a new topic and would like to discuss your proposal before proceeding with the formal application, we are happy to talk with you. In addition to our regular offerings on psychodynamic and interpersonally oriented groups, members have expressed interest in the following areas: Diversity Issues, Trauma, Chronic Pain, CBT, DBT, SCT, EFT, Substance Abuse, Somatically Oriented Therapies, Psychodrama, Grief, and Dreams.
Since presenting at the NCGPS conferences is an honor and privilege available only to NCGPS members, all who have presentations accepted are expected to pay 2018 dues. In addition, all presenters are expected to attend the conference and to be part of both the learning and teaching communities
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 30th.
On that date proposals will be forwarded to the Conference Committee for review and disposition, which we hope to have completed by the end of December. Please be sure that all parts of the proposal packet be put together as a single document — so that we receive one attachment per workshop. That means that all of the presenter information and the syllabus needs to be followed by the CV in the same document. If there is more than one presenter, both of their CVs need to be included and there must be for each of them completed presenter information that is part of the first pages of the packet.