Pre-conference Interview with Stewart Aledort, MD, CGP, FAGPA

By Myrna L. Frank, PhD, CGP MLF: What are we going to learn from you at the Spring MAGPS conference? SA: I hope to teach the importance of the earliest periods of life.  These early preverbal experiences have a profound influence on the laying down of neuronal structures in the brain and in forming templates …

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President Reginald Nettles Hails Spring Conference Site at the New Saint Elizabeths Hospital

By Lenore Pomerance, LICSW, CGP MAGPS Immediate Past President and Spring Conference Co-Chair Lenore Pomerance interviewed President Reginald Nettles about the new Spring Conference site.  This is the first in a series of blogs about the upcoming conference.  Look for interviews with Farooq Moyhuddin, MAGPS president-elect and Director of Group Training for psychiatric residents at …

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Save the Date – Spring Conference 4/30-5/1, 2011

SHAME AND EXCITEMENT: CRUCIAL MARKERS FOR GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY With Stewart Aledort, MD, CGP, FAGPA, Guest Presenter Drawing on theories of attachment, development, and neuroscience, Dr. Aledort will demonstrate the profound influence of our earliest experiences on the development of individual character and on subsequent templates of interpersonal intimacy. He will explore the passion, excitement, and …

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Reflections on the Fall Conference from Scholarship Attendees

From Brian Shavitz, Towson University: I did not know what to expect at the MAGPS Fall Conference, and I found the experience to be a mostly positive one. The small process groups were especially interesting and intense, as I had never experienced a group atmosphere such as that one. Whereas in “real life,” there is a …

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The Return to Richmond

by Henry Morris After a lapse of several years the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society will return to Richmond, Virginia, for its Fall 2010 Conference on Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24, 2010. The venue is the Ramada Plaza Richmond West Hotel at 6624 West Broad Street in Richmond’s near west end. The topic will be “The Ethical …

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Interview with Bill Roller & Vivian Nelson

By Venus Masselam VM: Being Group Co-Therapists is a very dynamic and rewarding experience and we welcome your presentation at this year’s fall conference. Since you are both husband and wife and Co-Therapists I wondered which came first? B & V: The desire to be together as a couple and the desire to work together as co-therapists …

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Letter from the President

by Reginald Nettles At this writing, Mid-Atlantic is busy preparing for its fall conference, under the able leadership of Henry Morris, Fall 2010 Conference chair. In keeping with our tradition of having one of our two annual conferences outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, we will meet in Richmond, Virignia, October 22-24, 2010. This will be our first meeting in …

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Spring Conference 2010

by Margo London Our Spring 2010 conference, The Favorite Patient: The Group Therapist’s Dilemma, was a lively, intense, often highly personal, and successful two-day event, held at the Johns Hopkins University campus in Shady Grove, MD. Guest presenter Ellen Weber Libby, Ph.D., CGP, led the three plenary sessions, presenting two dimensions of the concept of favoritism. The first explored the …

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