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Let's Face Fact(or)s: Navigating Race in Groups Through Re-Examining Therapeutic Factors

Location: Virtual

Saturday and Sunday

November 7-8, 2020

Presenter: Dr. Aziza Belcher Platt

  • MAGPS Conferences offer a unique learning experience through large group meetings and dialogue, didactic information-sharing and demonstration, and small process group experiences.
  • Our goal is to provide a learning environment in which conference members can integrate a deeper understanding of the topical content and consider introducing new material into their work.
  • This conference is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, and social workers.
  • MAGPS encourages attendance by students, interns, residents, and new professionals by offering reduced rates for first-time attendees.
  • Online registration is available by clicking here or on the "Register Now!" button.
  • Registration Deadline is Friday, October 31, 2020. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.
    • MAGPS Member $255
    • Non-member $355
    • 1st Time Attendee $215
    • New Professional $135
    • Student/Retiree $85
    • CEU Processing Fee $25
  • For assistance or to register by phone, contact our conference registrar: Jackie Darby by email at
  • Cancellation Policy: Full refund less $25 if made by 10/23/2020; no refunds after that date.
white-square Saturday, November 7, 2020
  • 8:30am - 9:00am Welcome
  • 9:00am - 10:15am Plenary 1
  • 10:15am - 10:30am Break
  • 10:30am - 11:45pm Small Group 1
  • 11:45pm - 1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:45pm Plenary 2
  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
  • 3:00pm - 4:15pm Small Group 2
Sunday, November 8, 2020
  • 8:30am - 9:00am Welcome
  • 9:00am - 10:30am Plenary 3
  • 10:30am - 10:45am Break
  • 10:45am - 12:00pm Small Group 3
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm Debrief & Evaluations
  • 12:30pm - 12:45pm Break
  • 12:45pm - 1:15pm Wrap Up

Small Group Leaders

Coming Soon!
  • MAGPS supports the professional development of students, interns, residents, and clinicians early in their careers by offering various scholarships to cover registration and banquet costs. First-time attendees and new professionals may register at reduced rates. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, please email Lorraine Wodiska at
  • 8 CE/CME Hours: The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA, and WV. The School is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as provider #5691 of continuing education to social workers and counselors in California. The School is a National Board for Certified CounselorsApproved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6388, and may offer NBCCapproved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The School solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The School designates this conference for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category I Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled Use of a Commercial Product: No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product(s) discussed in the program. The Washington School of Psychiatry is an independent non-profit organization. It is not affiliated with the government of the District of Columbia or the government of the United States.
  • Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval.
white-squarePre-Conference Reading
  • Differences that Make a Difference Diversity and the Process Group Leader (Chang-Caffaro & Caffaro, 2016)
  • Facilitating a Corrective Emotional Experience in Group Therapy (Brown, 2016)
  • Intercultural Conflict in Groups (Atieno Okech, et al., 2016)
  • Problematic Systems - Applying a Multicultural Orientation Framework to Understand “Problematic Members” (Rigg et al., 2019)
  • CLICK HERE to download the above readings.
  • To download a copy of our conference brochure, please click here.
white-squareFor more information please contact Karen Eberwein & Chris Straley, Conference Co-Chairs, at
  • MAGPS is an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) serving psychotherapists from DC, MD, VA, WV, and PR. Its mission is to provide and support group psychotherapy training and education.
  • Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation.


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