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2014 HGPS Annual Institute

The 2014 HGPS Annual Institute is just around the corner.  We've pulled together a collection of online resources to help you plan and navigate the Institute this year.


Use the 2014 HGPS Institute Index to register online, see map and directions to the site, read speaker bios, and more. 

Download the print brochure.

Principles of Group Psychotherapy course

Join us for a Group Therapy training opportunity on May 2nd and 3rd.

Principles of Group Psychotherapy is 12-hour course is designed to provide basic understanding of the theory, principles, and application of group psychotherapy.  This didactic and experiential presentation will cover group process and dynamics; foundations of group psychotherapy; the role of the group leader, the change process in group and some short-term, structured and thematic group approaches.  The AGPA-sponsored course meets the educational requirement for the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) by the International Board for the Certification of Group Psychotherapists.

Presented by Helen Chong, LCSW, CGP and Richard Newman, LPC-S, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA

Download the flyer and registration form here.

Welcome New Members

Approved July:

Christine Foster,  MSW Student
Constance Sere’, LMSW
Deborah Renneker, MSW Candidate
Ann Sparato, MSW Student
Approved September:

Bridget Allen, BSW, MSW - Intern
Jennifer Gardner,
Jon Picker, LPC,LMFT, LCDC
Larry Mortazavi, Physcian
Natalia Kalakeich, MD
Kathy Kidd, LMSW
Beverly Du, MD, MPH
Megan Kale, LMSW

Approved November:

Elizabeth Castrellon, LCSW
Elizabeth Stieger, LCSW
David Moore, LCSW
Hannah Szlyk, LMSW
Christina Garcia, MS, LPC-Intern
Beverly Bontranger, LCSW

HGPS Newsletter: Spring 2013

HGPS Newsletter 2013
HGPS Newsletter Spring 2013

Table of Contents:

We have modified our newsletter format to report on current treatment and therapeutic modalities being studied and used by our members in their practices. When possible, we will include information on how these tools and methods might be used in Group settings.  If you would like to contribute information for future feature articles of this nature, or, if you are curious about a treatment modality you may have heard of and would like for us to research and report on it in future editions of the newsletter, please contact us and let us know.

The Spring 2013 Issue of the HGPS Newsletter is brought to you by:

Rachel Eddins, Committee Chair

Donna Nance, Editor

Cele Keeper, Editor, “Ethics Musings”, “HGPS, I have a Problem,” & “Cele of Approval”

Janee Bellamy, Features Contributor and Reporter

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Nov 8th Brown Bag

HGPS has a new Annual Series we introduce with our November 8th BROWN BAG LUNCH.    

"Looking Back As We Look Forward:  A Conversation With Toby Meyers".

With HGPS Education Committee's efforts to honor a leader in the field of Group Psychotherapy for our first time in the Brown Bag Lunch Series, we take the opportunity to recognize Toby Meyers.  Toby will share her history and experiences with HGPS over her long and fruitful career, and with our members.  There will be plenty of time for dialogue with this passionate woman about her work.
Please join us as we graciously honor Toby Meyers!