Save The Date: 2020 Spring MAGPS Conference

SAVE THE DATE

MAGPS SPRING 2020 CONFERENCE

Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, DC

Saturday and Sunday

April 18-19, 2020

Presenter: Kristi Vera, LCSW

Post-Processing: A Means To Being Seen

We are now more deeply entrenched in the age of social media than ever before. Our clients and ourselves often connect with others using only a “like” online. It is easier than ever to lose out on authentic interpersonal connections and to feel unseen in our daily lives. Our 2020 Spring Conference will explore how this can lead to feelings of isolation and shame, and introduce a group technique, post-processing, that can allow group members to be powerfully seen/held by their group leaders. Post-Processing models mentalization for group members, shines a light on shame, and can electrify your groups. Come join us for an exploration of post-processing in group psychotherapy.

Kristi Vera completed her MSW at Virginia Commonwealth University and is licensed as a clinical social worker in the commonwealth of Virginia.  She received her training in group facilitation under the leadership of John Corazzini, co-founder of APA Division 49.  She has coordinated the group program at VCU since 2003.  She teaches group psychotherapy courses for Clinical and Counseling Psychology Ph.D. students at VCU and for 3rd year Psychiatry residents at MCV where she also serves on the advisory board for Psychiatry resident group training.  She provides frequent consultations to university counseling centers regarding developing effective group training programs.   Kristi’s professional interests also include working with trauma survivors and she has a certificate in Trauma treatment from UMBC and is a level I certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. Please join us.

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