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Learning About Groups from the Inside Out: A Day of Experiential Groups

October 14 @ 8:30 am 5:00 pm

This event is in-person and will be held at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 1581 Beacon St., Brookline, MA.

Registration is a commitment to attend.

Part of BGSP’s Department of Continuing Education Events’ Fall 2023 series, “Psychoanalysis in Today’s World.” Co-sponsored by the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy and the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.  

Registration deadline: 10/7/23

There is no better way to learn about group process and leadership than to be in an experiential group with a clear contract and well-articulated boundaries. This makes it a secure and effective environment to learn about both groups and oneself; it also means that the emotional experience can be intense. While these groups are process groups, they are not psychotherapy. This full day event involves experiential groups, limited to 12 members each, which offer the opportunity to reflect on both oneself as a member and the work of the leader. A brief period of didactic material and discussion will follow the experiential component of the day.  

Participants choose to commit to a Special Interest Group or a General Experience Group. Register below for one of these three options.

Group 1: Special Interest Group: What Wasn’t Said (The Mother-Daughter Relationship)

  • Geri Reinhardt, LICSW and Kim McNamara, LICSW  

The internalized mother-daughter relationship is one of the most impactful experiences in life. The developmental importance of this relationship, and the wish/need for sustained connection, sometimes makes it difficult to say what needs to be said. This group, for those who identify as daughters or mothers or both, explores how the impact of these internalized relationships affect sense of self, relationships with others and belief in the ability to impact the world.  

Click here to register for Group 1.

Group 2: Special Interest Group: What Wasn’t Said (The Father-Son Relationship)

  • Scott Reinhardt, PhD and Joel Krieg, LICSW, CGP  

The internalized father-son relationship is one of the most impactful experiences in life. The developmental importance of this relationship, and the wish/need for sustained connection, sometimes makes it difficult to say what needs to be said. This group, for those who identify as fathers or sons or both, explores how the impact of these internalized relationships affect sense of self, relationships with others and belief in the ability to impact the world.  

Click here to register for Group 2.

Group 3: General Experience Group

  • William Sharp, PsyaD, CGP and Patricia Hugenberger, MSW, PsyaD 

The general group experience allows the members’ wishes to emerge and unfold and creates a space for relationships and self to be better understood.  

Click here to register for Group 3.

Group Leaders:

Joel Krieg, LICSW, CGP is in private practice in Cambridge where he sees individuals, groups, couples, and families. He leads six groups in his practice and co-leads OG2 at the Brookline Center. Joel has been involved in NSGP for 13 years in various capacities. He was less active in recent years while his time and energy were focused on family life, specifically co-parenting two young boys. Currently Joel serves on the DEI Committee and the Board of Directors as President-Elect.  

Scott Reinhardt, PhD has been in private practice for many years.  Scott works with individuals, couples and groups.  He has been associated with NSGP in many capacities, serving on the Training Committee, the Newsletter, and the Conference Committee.  Additionally, he has consulted with various mental health facilities in the greater Boston area and has led experiential groups for Boston University and Harvard University medical school for Psychologists and Psychiatrists.

Kim McNamara, LICSW has been in private practice for over 30 years where she has run groups for women and adolescent girls. She previously taught Advanced Group Process at the Smith College School for Social Work.  She has been involved in NSGP for over 20 years where she has worked on the conference committee and co-chaired the annual conference. She is currently Co-Chair of the Experience Group Committee. 

Geri Reinhardt, LICSW has been in private practice for many years.  Geri works with individuals and couples and  groups and currently leads three long term women’s groups.  She has been actively involved in NSGP and has served many terms on the Board of Directors, the training and conference committee and is currently co-chair of the Experience Group Committee.

William Sharp, PsyaD, CGP  is a teacher and in private practice where he consults with individuals, families and other groups. He has been running groups for the last 19 years in schools and in Brookline Village.  He has taught the Group Dynamics course at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis  and trained at the Center for Group Studies in NYC.  He has previously published in the   International Journal of Group Psychotherapy  and   GROUP  (the journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy association).  He is currently the treasurer for the Northeast Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP).  

Patricia Hugenberger, MSW, PsyaD is on the faculty at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (BGSP) where she is the director of the Department of Continuing Education.  She has over thirty years of group experience in the Modern Psychoanalytic approach, including as a participant in long-term psychoanalytic and supervision groups and process teaching at BGSP.  She has a private practice in Brookline, MA and Nashua, NH. 



Objectives:

The participant will be able to:

1.     Identify phases of group development

2.     Describe the role of the leaders in various phases of the group. 

3.     Define concepts of group process and group-as-a-whole dynamics. 

4.     Explain the importance of group agreement, boundaries, and group culture. 

5.     Discuss roles in the group, including one’s own role(s). 

6.    List ways culture, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness play out in the group.

Additionally, the participant of a special interest group will be able to:

1.    Develop greater awareness of the psychological impact of the mother-daughter or father-son relationship, including issues of communication, vulnerability, competition and conflict. 

2.    Develop a greater understanding of the ways in which the impact of the mother-daughter or father-son relationship can make it difficult to say what we need to in all relationships.   

3.     Develop a greater understanding of the impact of different types of mother-daughter or father-son relationships, regardless of biological connection. 

Grants 6 Continuing Ed units/clock hours

General admission: $175

Student admission: $50

BGSP/NGSP community admission: $150

Questions? email continuinged@bgsp.edu or call (617) 277 – 3915

BGSP is authorized to provide CEs for:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors 

Full refund available if you cancel one week prior to the event. If you have any questions, email info@bgsp.edu.

Offering CEs for:  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.

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

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

$50 – $175

617-277-3915

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