Spring Conference 2017 – Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC

SAVE THE DATE Desires to Lead: Perils and Passions April 1-2, 2017 at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC Presenter: Karen S. Travis, LCSW, BED, CGP, FAGPA Leadership abounds with rewards and challenges. It may create competition and also may present opportunities for growth that we would not have had otherwise. We may open ourselves to criticism, possible burn out, and need to manage angry and hurt feelings. Exploring our family…

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2016-2017 Cinema Series Season

Mark your calendars now for the Cinema Series Season! Our movie dates are: Saturday, April 29, 2017 – “Black Swan” Discussant: David Heilman, MM, MPsy Past Presentations: Saturday, February 11, 2017 – “Moonrise Kingdom” Discussant: Trish Cleary, MS, LCPC-MFT-ADC, CGP, FAGPA Saturday, December 3, 2016 – “Avalanche” Discussant: Mahrokh Shayanpour, MD, Psychiatric Resident, St. Elizabeths Hospital Saturday, October 22, 2016 – “Remember the Titans” Discussants: The Moyhuddin Family We have a special…

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Cinema Series Interview – “Moonrise Kingdom”

Interview between Judy Tyson and Trish Cleary, who will be presenting the next MAGPS Cinema Series movie, “Moonrise Kingdom,” Saturday, February 11, 2017.     J: Would you share a bit about your relationship with movies throughout your life?  TC: Movies have been and continue to be an integral part of my life. In childhood, Saturday afternoon double-features with my three closest siblings fueled our playtime creativity. From childhood to adulthood…

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Cinema Series Interview – “Avalanche”

Interview between Judy Tyson and Mahrokh Shayanpour, who will be presenting the next MAGPS Cinema Series movie, “Avalanche,” Saturday, December 3, 2016. J-Tell me about you and your interest in movies. M. I have been interested in movies since I was very young. I pursued my interest by taking courses in acting school. And, presently, I express my interest by writing screen plays and librettos for opera. J-What kind of…

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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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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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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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