Spring Conference

Spring Conference 2019 – Play with Me: The Role of Improvisation in Personal Growth, Relationships and Therapy

Play with Me: The Role of Improvisation in Personal Growth, Relationships and Therapy   Guest Presenter: Lisa Kays, LICSW, LCSW-C Saturday, & Sunday, March 30-31, 2019 Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC This event is co-sponsored by The Washington School of Psychiatry   Conference Description: The Spring Conference offers a unique learning experience through large group meetings …

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Save The Date: 2019 Spring MAGPS Conference

SAVE THE DATE MAGPS SPRING 2019 CONFERENCE Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC Saturday and Sunday March 30-31, 2019 Presenter:   Lisa Kays, LICSW, LCSW-C Play with Me: The Role of Improvisation in Personal Growth, Relationships and Therapy So much of therapy is helping clients say yes, when their habit is to say no. The principles of improvisation mirror this …

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Spring Conference 2018 – Cultural Competence, Spirituality, and Transcendence in Times of Crises

Cultural Competence, Spirituality, and Transcendence in Times of Crises   Guest Presenter: Alexis Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA Saturday, & Sunday, April 21-22, 2018 Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC This event is co-sponsored by The Washington School of Psychiatry Conference Description: The Spring Conference offers a unique learning experience through large group meetings and dialogue, didactic information-sharing …

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MAGPS 2018 Spring Conference – Interview with Alexis Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

MAGPS 2018 Spring Conference – An Interview with Alexis Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA By Rose McIntyre, LCSW, CGP     On behalf of MAGPS, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alexis Abernethy PhD., CGP, FAGPA about our Spring 2018 Conference where she will present on ” Cultural Competence, Spirituality, and Transcendence in Times of …

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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, BCD, 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Interview with Our Conference Presenters Kimberly Ewing, PhD & Bridget Rivera, PsyD

by Jen Bissell, LICSW Jen:  What can conference attendees anticipate learning and hearing about at the conference? Kim & Bridget: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their worldview, which is informed and shaped by the identity dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, religion, spirituality, and social class. After attendees gain deeper awareness and …

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Interview with Our Spring Conference Presenter, Cathy Nugent, LCPC, TEP

by Eleanor Hoskins, LCSW, CGP, Spring Conference Co-Chair In preparing for the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Spring conference, I had the opportunity to interview our presenter, Cathy Nugent, LCPC, TEP.  The conference, which will be held at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC, is titled Care for the Heart and Soul of the Psychotherapist: Psychodramatic Explorations.  Throughout …

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