Save The Date: 2018 Fall MAGPS Conference





Trauma of These Times: Impact on Therapists and our Groups

Hyatt Regency: Cambridge, Maryland

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

November 2-4, 2018

Presenter:   Bonnie Buchele, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA, ABPP


When both group members and leader are in the same traumatizing situation, special circumstances and difficulties arise.  This conference will explore the unique experiences that emerge during this challenging political and societal climate and what group therapists can do to maximize healing forces for everyone.


Dr. Buchele will offer a basic review of the impact of trauma from a psychodynamic perspective.  In addition to three demo groups, she will create a case consultation environment in which she will read case examples from conference participants and facilitate consequent discussion from the material we bring forward.


This promises to be an extraordinary opportunity to engage with a nationally noted trauma specialist who will focus on the trauma that we have been managing throughout the past several months, as group therapists and as private citizens. Please join us!


Bonnie J. Buchele, Ph.D., CGP, ABPP, DFAGPA, is a psychologist, practicing group psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.  She serves as a Councilor on the Executive Council of the American Psychoanalytic Association. She is a Past President and Distinguished Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, Past Director of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute (where she is presently on the faculty) and has served as President-Elect of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes.   She held various positions at the Menninger Clinic during her tenure of over thirty years there and was a consultant to clinicians working with survivors of 9/11.  In addition to publishing articles, book chapters and books on subjects ranging from trauma to group psychotherapy to psychoanalysis, Dr. Buchele lectures, teaches and consults within the USA and internationally.  


Painting by Karen van Allen,

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