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.



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

January 12, 2019
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Day-Long Process Group Experience Facilitators: Margaret Postlewaite, PhD, CGP, SEP, FAGPA
Leo Leiderman, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

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March 29, 2019
12:00-4:30 pm

“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
12:00-2:30 pm
“Haptotherapy: a unique European Tactile Practice.”

presented by
Ineke van Rijsselberg

Ineke van Rijsselberg is a haptotherapist in private practice in Heemstede (medical center) the Netherlands, with almost 20 years of experience in the field of haptonomy and haptotherapy. Before she was a movement therapist and dance teacher and got a grant to study dance/movement therapy in New York. She worked with groups in diverse settings. From 2006 until 2010 she followed master classes with the founder of haptonomy and haptotherapy in the South of France. She is trained in haptonomic couples therapy, and the haptonomic accompaniment of pregnancies.
She was coauthor of the book Haptotherapie en Burnout (in Dutch), and writer of the article Haptotherapy and Burnout. Since 2014 she is editor of the International Journal of Haptonomy and Haptotherapy (IJHH - website: www.ijhh.org)



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)


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.