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National Group Psychotherapy Institute

Groups in the World /
Worlds in the Group

Co-Chairs: Rosemary Segalla, PhD, Mary Dluhy, MSW, Ayana Watkins-Northern, PhD, Leon Paparella, MSW, Robert Schulte, MSW, Kavita Avula, PsyD

Jan. 25-26, 2019, 9:30AM-6:30PM

(Check-in and continental breakfast, 9-9:30)

Fee and Continuing Education Credit Hours

$360 flat fee


Group therapists tend to focus on intrapsychic, interpersonal, intersubjective and group-as-a-whole dynamics. This conference will highlight the often-overlooked dimension of context and the ways contextual forces - social, economic, cultural and political - influence group treatment and larger social systems. We will pay special attention to the importance of embracing multiculturalism and examining power and privilege in group work, as doing so encourages dialogues about individual differences (race, gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, religion, class, age, etc.), which can enhance understanding among group members and promote group cohesion.


1. Describe the importance of context and intersectionality of contexts.
2. Analyze the ways in which contextual issues affect group psychotherapy.
3. Recognize influence of contextual forces, social, political, historical
and their impact on groups, large and small.
4. Identify the ways implicit bias influences perception of the other.
5. Describe the impact of implicit bias on perception in small groups, large groups,
and larger social surroundings.
6. Recognize the differences in race, gender, age, sexual
orientation, religion, disability, class, etc. have on communication.



Online registration is closed.


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of 12 of AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.