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01.19.2020 - Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course Part 1

Sundays, January 19, February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2020 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern) <br>2020 Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course, Part 1<br><br>Directors: Misha Bogomaz, PsyD, ABPP, CGP and Jennifer Martin, PhD, CGP with: <br> Week 1: Francis Kaklauskas, PsyD, FAGPA and Karen Cone-Uemura, PhD, CGP <br><br> Week 2: Elizabeth Weiner, PhD and Tevya Zukor, PhD, CGP <br><br> Week 3: Margaret Postlewaite, PhD, CGP, FAGPA and Anna Packard, PhD, CGP<br><br> Week 4: Michele D. Ribeiro, EdD, CGP, FAGPA and Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA <br><br> Week 5: Marc Azoulay, LPC, LAC, ACS, CGP and Susan P. Gantt, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DFAGPA, FAPA <br><br> 10.0 Credits<br><br>
AGPA is pleased to offer the Principles of Group Psychotherapy curriculum in two parts. Part 1, the didactic portion, will be offered through five weekly webinars by experienced AGPA faculty. Participants must attend all five webinars. If you have a special circumstance and cannot attend one of the webinars, please contact the AGPA office. This five-week webinar series is a pre-requisite for Part 2, the experiential portion, which will be offered at AGPA Connect 2020 as a one-day course on Thursday, March 5. If you are unable to attend Part 2 in-person and may be interested in the possibility of an e-Learning format, please contact the AGPA office.

The completion of both parts fulfills the 12-hour group psychotherapy theory and practice course requirement for the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) credential with the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists. The Principles of Group Psychotherapy (2019 version) curriculum manual is required. Please note this webinar will be conducted via Zoom, which allows for both audio and video participation. Due to the webinar format, registration will close Friday, January 17 at 4:00 PM (Eastern).

Learning Objectives
The attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize the influential historical figures and early contributions to the field and survey the current state of the field.
  2. Demonstrate increased sensitivity and proficiency in multiculturalism and diversity related to group psychotherapy.
  3. Identify structural dimensions and conceptual levels in understanding group phenomenon, behavior, and processes.
  4. Explain the group level factors, processes, and mediators that lead to therapeutic change.
  5. Identify the requisite tasks in successfully forming a psychotherapy group.
  6. Compare and contrast the various models of group development and to explain why a developmental perspective helps the therapist in selecting interventions and focus.
  7. Identify the basic and universal therapeutic skills in conducting therapy groups.
  8. Identify the advanced skills needed to optimize group therapeutic work.
  9. Master the essential ethical principles in practicing group psychotherapy.
  10. Review the relationship between brain functioning and group psychotherapy interventions.
  11. Demonstrate increased appreciation and care for oneself in the role of group psychotherapist.

Course References
  1. Agazarian, Y.M. (1997). Systems-Centered Therapy for Groups. New York: The Guilford Press.
  2. Caffaro, J.V. (2015). Interpersonal Integrative Group Therapy. In Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Neukrug, E. (Ed.). SAGE.
  3. Agazarian, Y.M., & Gantt, S.P. (2000). Autobiography of a theory: Developing a theory of living human systems and its systems-centered practice. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley.
  4. American Group Psychotherapy Association Inc. (2007). Practice Guidelines for Group Psychotherapy. New York: AGPA Website.
  5. Brabender, V. (2002). Introduction to Group Therapy. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  6. Ettin, M. (1992). Foundations and Applications of Group Psychotherapy: A Sphere of Influence. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
  7. Bernard, H., & MacKenzie, K. (Eds.), (1994). Basics of Group Psychotherapy. New York: The Guilford Press.
  8. Burlingame, G., Cox, J., Davies, D., Layne, C., & Gleave, R. (2011). The Group Selection Questionnaire: Further refinements in group member selection. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 15(1), 60-74.
  9. Burlingame, G., Strauss, B., Joyce, A., MacKenzie, K., Ogrodniczuk, J., & Taylor, S. (2006). CORE Battery: A Revision and Update. New York: American Group Psychotherapy Association .
  10. Chapman, C., Baker, E., Porter, G., Thayer, S., & Burlingame, G. (2010). Rating group therapist interventions: The validation of the Group Psychotherapy Intervention Rating Scale. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research & Practice, 14(1), 15-31.
  11. Corey, G. (2000). Theory and practice of group counseling (5th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
  12. Corey, G., William, G.T., Moline, M.E. (1995). Ethical and legal issues in group counseling. Ethics & Behavior, 5(2), 161-183.
  13. Durkin, H.E. (1972). General systems theory and group therapy: An introduction. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 22(2), 159-166.
  14. Gantt, S.P. (2011). Functional subgrouping and the systems-centered approach to group therapy. In J. Kleinberg (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of group psychotherapy (pp. 113-138). Oxford, UK: Wiley.
  15. Gantt, S.P., & Agazarian, Y.M. (Eds.), (2006). Systems-centered therapy: In clinical practice with individuals, families and groups. Livermore, CA: WingSpan.
  16. Gross, J.M. (2008). Bringing a new member into group: Marking a new place in the cycle. In S. Fehr (Ed.), 101 Inter