Fall, 2011 MAGPS Scholarships

by Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP

Registration for the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society Fall, 2011 Conference is now open, and the fall MAGPS scholarship season has begun.  MAGPS recognizes the mutual benefits of involvement in our programs throughout your professional career. All readers of this blog are invited to read on, whether or not you believe you may be eligible for a scholarship.

We invite students to apply for scholarships to cover registration fees and the Saturday evening banquet for students, interns, post-docs and residents attending MAGPS fall conferences. Awards are based on available scholarship funds and preference is given to first-time attendees. Recipients are expected to write a one-paragraph summary of their experience of the conference for publication in the MAGPS Newsletter following the conference. Scholarship applications must be received no later than October 21, though earlier registration and application is strongly encouraged.

MAGPS also encourages new professionals to attend at the reduced rate ($125.00), which is printed in the conference brochure.  As group psychotherapists, we recognize that many new professionals in our field look for ways to develop and enhance group psychotherapy skills. MAGPS offers just such a vehicle, and, for many, a beginning entre into a community of group therapists that can be sustaining for many years to come. Retired persons as well are invited to become involved in this community if they have not been previously, and to remain involved if they have been.

Finally, if you are a member and/or supporter of MAGPS, we invite you to donate to our scholarship fund.

Visit www.magps.org and follow the Scholarship Application & Donation Form link for additional information about scholarships and the application form, and making donations.  The form can be downloaded, completed, and faxed to me at 202-204-6058 or emailed to scholarships@magps.org