REGISTER NOW: One Day Workshop with Dr. Robert Pepper

Dr. Robert Pepper Sunday, November 12, 2017 9 am to 4 pm   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!   Two BIG Ideas in One Workshop: Consequences when Altering the Frame and Unconventional Group Therapy Interventions   Altering the frame of analytic group treatment always has consequences. In the morning, Dr. Robert Pepper will address the 8 (eight) clinical and ethical dangers of blurring the boundary between therapy and not therapy.  This includes…

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Fall Conference 2017 – Navigating Consequences of Traumatic Experiences in the Unconscious Life of Groups – Especially Large(r) Ones

Navigating Consequences of Traumatic Experiences in the Unconscious Life of Groups – Especially Large(r) Ones Guest Presenter: Earl Hopper, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, October 20-22, 2017 Clarion Hotel, Shepherdstown, WV This event is co-sponsored by The Washington School of Psychiatry Conference Description: The Fall Conference offers a unique learning experience through large group meetings and dialogue, didactic information-sharing and demonstration, and small process group experiences. Our goal is…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Two BIG Ideas in One Workshop with Robert S. Pepper, PhD

Robert S. Pepper, PhD Sunday, November 12, 2017 9 am to 4 pm     Two BIG Ideas in One Workshop: Consequences when Altering the Frame and Unconventional Group Therapy Interventions   Altering the frame of analytic group treatment always has consequences. In the morning, Dr. Robert Pepper will address the 8 (eight) clinical and ethical dangers of blurring the boundary between therapy and not therapy.  This includes breaches of confidentiality,…

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2017-2018 Cinema Series Season

Mark your calendars now for the Cinema Series Season! Our movie dates are: Saturday, September 23, 2017 – “The Great Dictator” Discussant: Maryetta Andrews-Sachs, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA & Robert Zeskind Saturday, December 9, 2017 – “Cabaret” Discussant: Liz Marsh, LICSW Saturday, February 10, 2018 – “Get Out” Discussant: Raquel Willerman, PhD, LGSW & Warren Levy Saturday, April 7, 2018 – “Crash” Discussants: Myrna Frank, PhD

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READING and DISCUSSION re: LARGE GROUP

READING and DISCUSSION re: LARGE GROUP Sunday October 1st 11:30 am -2:00 pm 4801 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 503 Washington, DC 20015   Here is your chance to get smarter about Large Group–the topic of our October 20-22 Fall conference. Nancy Hafkin and Sally Brandel are offering an opportunity to read and discuss three articles about Large Group in advance of the conference. Space is limited to the first ten…

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Cinema Series Interview: “The Great Dictator”

Lenore Pomerance interviews Maryetta Andrews-Sachs and Bob Zeskind on presenting “The Great Dictator” for the MAGPS Cinema Series September 23, 2017 movie.   LMP: At our last movie, we talked about the new MAGPS theme of taking in the political, social and psychological challenges of today and reflecting our response to them in our educational programs.  Bob, you spontaneously thought of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” which was his spoof on…

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Cinema Series Interview – “Black Swan”

Interview between Judy Tyson and David Heilman, who will be presenting the next MAGPS Cinema Series movie, “Black Swan,” Saturday, April, 29, 2017.       JUDY: David, I’m looking forward to getting to know you. And I’m wondering about your choice to present Black Swan at the Cinema Series on April 29. DAVID: Absolutely, but before we start, I’d like to thank you and Lenore for giving me this…

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Cinema Series Preview: Black Swan

  Black Swan: Performance, Competition, and Annihilation in Group  by David Heilman, MM, MPsy Our next Cinema Series presentation will feature the movie, Black Swan. The film follows New York City Ballet dancer Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) as she goes after her big shot of being cast as the lead in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Nina impresses the artistic director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassell), but Swan Lake needs a ballerina who can play both the White Swan–with…

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2017 Fall Conference Preview

Save the Date MAGPS 2017 FALL CONFERENCE Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 20-22, 2017 Clarion Hotel, Shepherdstown West VA Navigating Consequences of Traumatic Experiences in the Unconscious Life of Groups Especially Large(r) Ones   Presenter: Earl Hopper, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA Conscious and unconscious patterns operate in all groups. Although traumatic experience is ubiquitous, it is also a variable in its unconscious effects. Dr. Earl Hopper will speak to the fear…

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