Fall Conference 2016 – Attachment, Loss, and Desire in Group Psychotherapy: A Lacanian Perspective


Attachment, Loss, and Desire in Group Psychotherapy: A Lacanian Perspective Scott Conkright, PsyD & The Red Well Theater Group November 4 – 6, 2016, Cambridge, MD Desire and lack permeate group psychotherapy and are available for expression and elaboration among group members as long as the group leader is willing to tolerate the tensions evoked by these primitive feelings, often directed towards him or her. In this conference, Scott Conkright, PsyD, will demonstrate the power…

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Cinema Series Interview – “We are the Titans”


Interview between Lenore Pomerance, Farooq Mohyuddin and his wife, Nadia Ahmad, who, along with their daughters Hira and Iqra, are presenting the next MAGPS Cinema Series movie, “Remember the Titans,” Saturday, October 22, 2016. Lenore and Nadia are pictured here in serious discussion at one of the Mohyuddin’s favorite downtown South Asian restaurants, Grand Trunk, 641 Indiana Ave. NW. (Disclaimer: participants in this interview have no conflict of interest in…

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Call for Submissions MAGPS Newsletter

General Announcements The General Announcements section of the MAGPS newsletter chronicles members’ awards/honors, achievements, professional accomplishments, and academic publications. This includes presentations being given at the upcoming AGPA Conference by MAGPS members. Making an announcement in the newsletter is free. To have your announcements included in the upcoming Fall Newsletter, email your announcement to Sonia Kahn  at newsletter@magps.org  by September 15, 2016. All submissions received after September 15 will be published in the…

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2016-2017 Cinema Series Season


Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Cinema Series Season! Our movie dates are: Saturday, October 22, 2016 – “Remember the Titans” Discussants: The Moyhuddin Family We have a special treat for our October 22 movie presentation: A movie about football in a local high school (TC Williams in Alexandria, VA), set in the 1971, whose issues, including racism and high school athletics, still reverberate today. And three of the…

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Interview with Our Spring Conference Presenter,  Haim Weinberg PhD


I was excited for the opportunity to interview Haim Weinberg in preparation for our Spring Conference.  Here is a preview of our upcoming weekend. Karen:  Before talking about the conference weekend, I thought I might ask a few questions about your background and interests since they are so unique.  You are from Israel, trained and practiced there until 2006, and have also done a significant amount of teaching and lecturing…

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2016 Spring Conference Preview


MAGPS is pleased to announce the Spring 2016 Conference, “Impossible Groups: Absorbing a New Paradigm for Group Therapy?” to be held April 9-10, 2016 at Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC. I have had the privilege of having conversations with our plenary speaker, Haim Weinberg, PhD. His curiosity, care and commitment to effective and meaningful group psychotherapy is a cornerstone of the spring conference’s topic: Impossible Groups. According to Dr….

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Who, What When, Where, Why, & I.

  MAGPS is pleased to be offering a one-day workshop designed to help group leaders explore their role, style, and orientation when leading a process group for psychotherapists participating in training events. This pilot training is being offered as a preconference event for the Spring 2016 MAGPS Conference and will be held at Saint Elizabeth on Friday April 8, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:30 pm. The preconference training event committee includes Karen Eberwein, PsyD,…

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Cinema Series – Valentines Eve

Katherine Thorn interviewed our next presenter, Jonathan Lebolt who is bringing us “Her” on Saturday, February 13, 2016. If I haven’t said it enough already I just might say it again, “It is Valentine’s Eve,” and what could be more romantic than a love story between an awkward introvert and an operating system? I mean winsome Joaquin Phoenix and fulsome voiced if disembodied Scarlett Johansson? Please check out the movie…

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Cinema Series Interview – 12/5/15 Ceil Berlin

Cinema Series chair Lenore Pomerance interviews Ceil Berlin who will be presenting our next movie, “The Truman Show” on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  Check the website: www.magps.org for all the details of time, place, and directions.  Please RSVP to me if you plan to attend – lenore.pomerance@gmail.com.  Remember you do not have to be a member of MAGPS to join us at the movies! LP: Ceil, it’s so great to have you presenting…

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Spring Conference 2016 Preview: What are Impossible Groups?

I recently asked Spring Conference Co-Chair Bradley Lake about the title of the upcoming conference. It wasn’t clear to me what an Impossible Group meant. His answer helped me and may be helpful to others, so I am posting it here: Bradley: In my understanding, via my conversations with our guest presenter Haim Weinberg,”Impossible” Groups refers to the changing world (i.e., social media) and how do we as clinicians adapt…

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