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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    • 9 Jul 2022
    • 28 Oct 2022


    Fall 2022 Conference SCHOLARSHIP

     The 2022 Fall Conference, "Body Justice in Group" is being presented by Paula D. Atkinson, LICSW. 

    Our biannual conferences are designed for members of our community to come together and learn about group therapy and group dynamics in a warm, collegial, and engaging environment.

    MAGPS conferences are intended for trainees and practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, social work and other mental health disciplines.
    Conferences offer both didactic and experiential learning experiences to deepen attendees' understanding of topical content in preparation for introducing the gained knowledge into their group therapy work. Attendees do not need to be actively participating group therapy,
    or live/work in the Mid-Atlantic region.

    Scholarships are available for students and first-time attendees. 

    Scholarships cover all conference registration fees and include one-year of free MAGPS membership. 

    If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, click the REGISTER button on the left and Cristina Secarea, MD, our Past President and Scholarship Chair will be in touch with you shortly. If you have any questions about our Scholarship process or the Conference itself, please feel free to email her at scholarships@magps.org.

    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Online (Zoom)

    (Online) White Racial Affinity Group
    Sunday, August 28th, 2022
    3:00-5:00 PM

    We are pleased to offer the next White Racial Affinity Group on
    Sunday, August 28th 
    from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

    Through consensus of the group,  we have also agreed to always hold this meeting on the 4th Sunday of the monthPlease mark your calendars for 9/25, 10/23, and 11/27.

    This Anti-Racism Affinity Group will be for White participants and
    led by Alison Howard and Barbara Cristy. Alison has graciously volunteered to lead the upcoming groups as well and will be asking for volunteers to co-lead with her for upcoming sessions.

    The Anti-Racism Committee of MAGPS is continuing to work on getting the BIPOC affinity groups up and running again, so please look for announcements soon regarding upcoming sessions. Please reach out to ARC@magps.org for more information.

    As always, this meeting and future meetings will take place through the Zoom platform (you will receive a link when you register). We will be discussing our own experiences of race and how white supremacy affects our practices and MAGPS.

    Although these groups are not traditional interpersonal process groups, we do expect to be attuned to what comes up in the here and now. The purpose is not to enhance clinical group skills but to use process to deepen our awareness of how we can become anti-racists in an anti-racist organization.

    Click here to register.
    All registrants will get the Zoom Meeting Link emailed to them. 

    Affinity group events are free for MAGPS Members. We pride ourselves on making our membership accessible to everyone. Please choose the membership level that you can afford based on your income level.
    Click here to renew or join MAGPS for 2022.

    If you have any questions about this event, please email our ARC Chairs at ARC@magps.org

    • 4 Nov 2022
    • 6 Nov 2022
    • Chesapeake Hyatt in Cambridge, MD

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