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Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society

The Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (MAGPS) is a regional affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association that serves group therapists in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Past ConferenceS


Year Conference Title Presenter/s Location
1968 New Group Techniques Boriello & Colleagues Washington, DC
1969 Analytic & Behavioral Group Psychotherapy Abse, Liberman Cape Charles
1970 Group Techniques MacLennan, Seashore, Harari Washington, DC
1971 The Group in a Changing Society Kubie Virginia Beach
1972 Introduction to Group Psychotherapy Boriello & Colleagues Baltimore, MD
1973 The Group as a Whole Approach Boriello & Colleagues Virginia Beach
1974 The Use & Misuse of Videotaping in Group Alger Arlie, VA
1978 Group Psychotherapy Workshops Boriello Tides Inn, VA
1980 Group Psychotherapy with Acting Out Patients Boriello Tides Inn, VA
1981 Group Psychotherapy Workshops Boriello & Colleagues Washington, DC
1981 Exploring Family Group Therapeutically Frankel, Sorel Harper's Ferry, VA
1982 Group Psychotherapy Workshops Dluhy & Colleagues Washington, DC
1982 The Meaning of Age & Aging Dluhy & Colleagues Berkeley Springs
1983 A Developmental Approach to Family Therapy Steinglass Wintergreen, VA
1983 General Psychodynamic Process Groups Stern & Colleagues Berkeley Springs
1984 Issues in Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy Scheidlinger Annapolis, MD
1984 The Exes: Are Moral & Sexual Issues Rosenberg Hampton, VA
1985 Group Therapy for Compulsive & Addictive Dis. Cooper, Koloder, Lorenz, Roth Harper's Ferry, VA
1986 Confrontation & Risk Taking in Group Therapy List Berkeley Springs
1987 Group Psychotherapy with Couples Perls Virginia Beach
1987 The Group & The Disordered Stone, Harwood Washington, DC
1988 Power of Imagery Krash, Lawrence, Saunders, Shaw Harper's Ferry, VA
1988 Therapy with Post-Divorce Families Serrano Solomons, MD
1989 Man In Group: A Developmental Approach Krugman Washington, DC
1989 Race, Ethnicity and Class: Interface Between ... Adams Wakefield, VA
1990 Shame & the Restoration of Self-Respect Alonso Baltimore, MD
1991 The Impact of the Group Therapist' Life ... Elfant Berkeley Springs
1991 Group Therapy with Medically Ill Patients  Stern Williamsburg, VA
1992 A Systems-Centered Approach to the Group ... Agazarian St. Michaels, MD
1992 Gender in Group Psychotherapy Alonzo Washington, DC
1993 Power and Authority in Group Psychotherapy Adams, Green, Powell, Skolnick Washington, DC
1994 Brief Dynamic Group Psychotherapy Azim Annapolis, MD
1994 Attachment, Separation, Reattachment Frankel Glade Springs, WV
1995 A Relational Approach to Family & Couples ... Winer Richmond, VA
1995 Boundary Issues in Group Psychotherapy Fieldsteel Easton, MD
1996 Group Therapy through the Life Cycle Saiger & Colleagues Airlie, VA
1996 The Use of Imagery & Trance in Group Therapy Lawrence Norfolk, VA
1997 Sibling Relationships in Group Hopper Williamsburg, VA
1997 Group-Centered Psychodrama Clarkson Alexandria, VA
1998 Therapist Use of Self Rutan Washington, DC
1999 Growth and Change for Group Psychotherapy Zimmerman Fairfax, VA
1999 Countertransference in Group Therapy: I or O? Bernard Richmond, VA
2000 Hot Moments & The Courage of the Group Therapist Collins & Nicholas Bethesda, MD
2000 Shame in the Group and in the Therapist Gans Wintergreen, VA
2001 Group Psychotherapy with Psychological Trauma Klein & Schermer Bethesda, MD
2001 Immediacy in Group: A Modern Analytic Appr. Zeisel Easton, MD
2002 Intimacy and Sexuality in Group Therapy Hawkins Washington, DC
2002 Addiction as an Attachment Disorder: ... Flores Williamsburg, VA
2003 The Social Unconscious at Play: Influencing ... Kibel Washington, DC
2004 Integration of Interpersonal & Existential Appr. Leszcz Solomons, MD
2004 Social Dreaming: Image and Symbol Dluhy & Rubenfeld Bethesda, MD
2005 The Space Between Us In Group Psychotherapy Josselson Charlottesville, VA
2005 The Three R's: Resistance, Refusal & Rebellion Billow Bethesda, MD
2006 When It's All About You ... Destructive Narcissism Brown Rockville, MD
2006 Wild Civility: Working with Erotic Feelings ... Black & Godby Shepardstown, WV
2007 Working with Multiple-Minority Identities ... Nettles Rockville, MD
2007 From Generation to Generation ... Saiger & Saiger Solomons, MD
2008 Objects of Desire: Sexuality, the Individual ... Nitsun Rockville, MD
2009 Using One's Whole Self as a Group Therapist Gans Rockville, MD
2009 Stimulating Emotional Wealth Hegener Shepardstown, WV
2010 The Favorite Patient Libby Rockville, MD
2010 Ethical Dimensions of the Co-Therapy ... Roller & Nelson Richmond, VA
2011 Shame & Excitement: Crucial Markers ... Aledort Washington, DC
2011 The Role of Play, Metaphor & Evocative Objects in Group Psychotherapy Motherwell Charlottesville, VA
2012 A Learning Community: The Dynamic Interplay National Group Psychotherapy
of Theories and Experience
Institute (WSP) Washington, DC
2012 The Effective Group Therapist Leszcz Solomons, MD
2013 The Interplay Between Envy, Competition, &
Shame: Its Impact on Intimacy in Groups
Van Wagoner Cambridge, MD
2014 Care for the Heart and Soul of the Psychotherapist: Psychodramatic Explorations Nugent Washington, DC
2014 Becoming who we are in groups: Jung’s ideas on individuation, fulfillment, and personal authenticity Hecht Cambridge, MD
2015 Integrating Authentic Cultural Competence into Group Psychotherapy Ewing & Rivers Washington, DC
2015 To Thine Own Self Be True: Translating YOUR Theory Into Better Group Technique Rutan Irvington, VA
2016 Impossible Groups: Absorbing a New Paradigm for Groups? Weimberg Washington, DC
2016 Loss, and Desire in Group Psychotherapy: A Lacanian Perspective Conkright & Red Well Theater Group Cambridge, MD
2017 Desires to Lead: Perils and Passion Travis Washington, DC
2017 Navigating the Consequences of Traumatic Experiences in the Unconscious Life of Groups--Especially Large(r) Ones Hopper Shepherdstown, WV
2018 Cultural Competence, Spirituality, and Transcendence in Times of Crises Abernethy Washington, DC
2018 Trauma of These Times: Impact on Therapists and Our Groups Buchele Cambridge, MD
2019 Play with Me: The Role of Improvisation in Personal Growth, Relationships, and Therapy Kays Washington, DC
2019 Indecent Exposure? The Pitfalls and Potential of Group Therapist Self-Disclosure Stillerman Cambridge, MD
2020 Let's Face the Fact(or)s: Navigating Race in Groups through Reexamining Therapeutic Factors Belcher Platt Online
2021 What's Process Got to Do With It? Eberwein, Lee, Mohyuddin & Wodiska Online
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