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Cape Conference: All About Groups

July 30 - August 2

All About Groups

BGSP’s 35th Annual Cape Conference
July 30 – August 2
Wellfleet Elementary School | 100 Lawrence Rd. | Wellfleet, MA
Conference meets 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM each day

Join the faculty of BGSP, students, colleagues and community participants for 4 days of dialogue.

Cape Conference: All About Groups

Tuesday, July 30
Modern Psychoanalytic Groups: An Introduction

Presenter: Jane Snyder, Ph.D., Cert. Psya.

Welcome! The morning session will begin with an experiential group process using Modern Psychoanalytic technique, followed by a discussion of our observations and understanding of group dynamics.

Evening Activity: Oysters and Appetizers hosted by Dr. Snyder

The participants will be able to:

  •        Discuss the major objective of group psychoanalysis.
  •        Compare and contrast modern psychoanalytic group work with another school of thought.
  •        Discuss two techniques that are used in modern psychoanalytic group work that have been studied and tested in modern group work.


Wednesday, July 31
Challenges of a Real-World Group:  Transference, Resistance and Emotional Growth in an Amateur Band

Session A
Presenter: Eugene Goldwater, M.D., Cert. Psya.

Dr. Goldwater will describe how psychoanalytic training made it possible for him to maintain a performing dance band for more than 25 years.

Session B: Real World Groups: Personal and Professional

Presenters: Patricia Hugenberger, Cert. Psya., Psya.D., & Lorette Dussault, Cert. Psya., Psya.D.

This second half of the day will facilitate further discussion about individuals’ experiences in various groups, including one’s initial exposure to groups through our family of origin. Participants who have led groups in the community or in mental health settings are encouraged to share their experience and knowledge of group work.



The participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the concepts of transference and resistance as they pertain to a real-word group.
  • Discuss how emotional growth is measured in real-world groups.
  • Discuss how the concepts of transferece, resistance and emotional growth can be applied to and measured in groups in mental health settings.

Thursday, August 1
Leadership and Authority: A Splash of Group Relations 

Presenters: Tyler Bean, CPA, CFE

Mr. Bean is the Board Treasurer for the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS) and a Consultant Candidate and Associate, at the A.K Rice Institute. He was a recent consultant to the CSGSS conference held at BGSP. Mr. Bean will facilitate experiential study group sessions in the Tavistock tradition and will lead a discussion regarding the experience to assist participants’ learning of unconscious and conscious dynamics and authority relations that impact the emotional and working lives of groups.


The participant will be able to:

  • Discuss what is meant be the Tavistock approach to group relations.
  • Discuss the conscious and unconscious dynamics that are manifested in the real-group experience.
  • Discuss how authority relations affect the group dynamic.

Friday, August 2
Modern Psychoanalytic Groups: Endings

Presenter: Lynn Perlman, Ph.D, Cert. Psya.

The week will conclude with a group process during the first half of the session followed by a discussion that helps us synthesize the learning experience throughout the week..


The participant will be able to:

  • Discuss what is meant by group endings.
  • Compare and contrast the modern psychoanalytic approach to group endings with other approaches.
  • Discuss how the learning in the group takes place and how this may be applied to other professional and personal groups.


Fee: $35.00 per day. $120.00 for the week
3 CE Credits/Clock Hours per day

Cape Conference: All About Groups


CE Target audience:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. BGSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5676. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Application for social work continuing education credits is being submitted. Please contact us at ContinuingEd@BGSP.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

For information on continuing education credits for nurses, social workers, or marriage and family counseling, call 617-277-3915.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education.

Direct inquiries may be made regarding the accreditation status by NECHE to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: New England Commission on Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Ste 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, 781-425-7785 or email: info@neche.org

Cape Conference: All About Groups


July 30
August 2


Wellfleet Elementary School
100 Lawrence Rd,
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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