Welcome to the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society Web Site

A local affiliate society of the
American Group Psychotherapy Association, Inc.

Dedicated to the highest ethical and professional standards in the practice of group psychotherapy, Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society (WGPS) was formed to promote education, research, training, and the open exchange of ideas between mental health professionals on the practice of group psychotherapy. In addition, WGPS provides information on group psychotherapy to the general public.

Meetings are open to mental health professionals and students interested in the practice of group psychotherapy within the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Duchess, Putnam, and Orange, in New York State, and adjacent areas of Southern Connecticut.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
REMINDERS

Please register and pay for upcoming presentations online by clicking this link:
Registration and Payment

October 12, 2018
12:00-4:30pm

“Infants and Children as Change Agents with Group Work with parents impacted by Trauma." 

presented by
Wendy Bunston, BSW, PhD of WB Training & Consultancy (Australia).

Wendy has worked in the child and family welfare sector for 30 years. Her 2016 PhD won the prestigious ‘Nancy Millis’ award. Wendy is the author of multiple international articles, chapters and her book, Helping Babies and Children to Heal after Family Violence was published in 2017, with another book due out next year.

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November 9, 2018
12:00-2:30pm

“Utilizing a Systems Centered Approach to Group Therapy as a means to help veterans struggling with readjustment to civilian life.”

presented by
Neal Spivack, PHD, CGP  

He is a Clinical Psychologist at Veterans Health Administration, New York, past president of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society Affiliate, and Certified Group Psychotherapist. He has extensive experience presenting both locally and nationally on various topics related to group psychotherapy interventions.

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December 14, 2018
12:00-4:30pm

“When the therapist becomes the medical patient, courageously engaging with illness and mortality.” 

presented by
Roberta Omin, LCSW

She earned her masters degree in Social Work, and Post-Masters Certificate in Advanced Clinical Social Work, is a certified Gestalt Therapist and certified in Internal Family Systems. These models have been integrated into her practice.

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April 12, 2019
12:00-4:30pm
“Haptotherapy: a unique European Tactile Practice.”

presented by
Ineke van Rimsselberg

She is a haptotherapist from the Netherlands.  She has been working as a Cesar exercise therapist for twenty years and since 2003 as an independent haptotherapist. She also completed the Haptonomy and relationship problem training.

 

 

Renew your membership today:

New applicants and renewing WGPS members can now submit their membership application online by clicking here.

To complete the Group Therapy Questionnaire online: Please click here

Dues payment can be made online by clicking this link: Pay Dues

Renewing WGPS members may choose to complete the Group Therapy Questionnaire and the Membership Application and mail both forms to us along with your dues.

For a copy of the Group Theapy Listing, please click here.

Please note that all forms should be mailed to:

Deborah Szanto, PhD
30 Glenn Street
Suite 305
White Plains, NY 10603

Be sure to read the most recent copy of WGPS Newsletter (Click here)


WGPS has recently instituted a "suggestion box" for the input of your ideas and feedback. Please use it!  We want to hear from you. (Click here)

2018-2019:

The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) offers an extensive listing of meetings, events and training. Please visit the AGPA website, www.agpa.org, for all upcoming events.

Westchester County Psychological Association offers ongoing programming related to clinicians in Westchester, working in private practice, schools, agencies and academic settings.  These programs are not always group-related but always interesting and relevant to our work as therapists. Please visit WCPA's website, http://westchesterpsych.org/calendar.html, for more details.