Fall Conference

MAGPS 2017 Fall Conference Photos Now Available

2017 Fall Conference Photos are Now Available Pictures from the fall conference have been posted to our Facebook page. Please click here to see the photos generously provided to us by David S. Rose, PhD, CGP.

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 …

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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, …

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Interview with the Fall Conference Presenter, Dr. Scott Rutan

Nancy: The theme of the Conference, “to thine own self be true,” is an interesting concept. I think even Shakespeare contemplated it. Could you begin by telling us about your interest in the topic? Scott: I’ve found that therapists have an innate theory upon which they work. It informs what we listen for and value …

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Save the Date: Fall Conference 2013

The Interplay Between Envy, Competition, and Shame: It’s Impact on Intimacy in Groups Steve Van Wagoner, PhD, CGP, FAGPA October 25 – 27, 2013 Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Cambridge, MD In psychotherapy groups, members cope with vacillating experiences of inclusion and exclusion that arouse powerful feelings of attraction and identification, as well as frustration and envy. …

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An Interview with Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCP (C), DFAGPA by Ann O’Malley, PhD

Dr. Ann O’Malley, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Fairfax, VA interviewed Dr. Leszcz to help us learn more about what we might expect from him and the upcoming conference in Solomon’s MD. Ann: Tell me how you got involved in group therapy. Was it a large component of your graduate training? If not, …

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2012 Fall Conference Returns to Solomons, Maryland

MAGPS will hold its Fall Conference in Solomons on Friday evening, October 19 through Sunday morning, October 21. We are fortunate to welcome Molyn Leszcz, MD as our guest presenter. Dr. Leszcz is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, and Professor and Vice-Chair, Clinical, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He will be presenting on …

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Save The Date – Fall 2012 Conference

October 19-21, 2012 The Effective Group Therapist Please join the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society for our Fall conference in Solomons Island, Maryland. Dr. Molyn Leszcz will be the presenter and will guide the conference membership in exploring how to be an effective group leader. Dr. Leszcz co-authored with Irvin Yalom the fifth edition of the seminal …

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