Early Career Psychologist

Corrective Experiences… For the Group Therapist?Katie White PsyD. When I was elected Early Career Professional, I did not know that I would be responsible for a column. Truthfully, I asked very few questions before I agreed to put forth my name to replace the outgoing Early Career Professional and, coincidentally, my direct supervisor, Dr. Misha […]

The Use of Art in Group Psychotherapy

By David Chirko, A.B., psychological researcher/author and artist (chirkoart.ca)                                      Sudbury, Ontario, Canada …art is fantasy, created with a brush roaming in a psychic play world… – David Chirko (1989, December) Author’s Note In an interview, I explained that, with the gestalt1 approach to art, what enters consciousness is the narration of fantasies, executed with paint […]

President-Elect Column: Group Training Activities for the Classroom

Noelle Lefforge, PhD, ABPP With the Education and Training Guidelines for Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy on the horizon for publication in Training and Education in Professional Psychology (Brown & Lefforge, in press), it is only fitting that I would find myself back in the classroom teaching group psychotherapy after a hiatus of several years. […]

Psychodrama as an Effective Treatment for Complex PTSD

By Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAAETS, TEP Complex trauma and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) are increasingly becoming recognized as commonly presenting clinical issues in group therapy. Though it has not been recognized in the DSM-5 as a mental health disorder, it was recognized in the ICD-11. CPTSD is caused by repeated experiences […]

Navigating Academic Departments

We are pleased to announce a series of essays on Navigating Academic Departments. Dr. Nina Brown has devoted much energy in developing a map of group dynamics and group therapy concepts as they apply in academia. Academic departments are ripe for this analysis. They can be posited as conflictual, yet are charged with celebrating teaching […]

Closing Some Gaps

Amy Nitza As you likely know, the hard work and dedication of numerous members of our Division over a number of years resulted in the recognition of group as a specialty in 2018.  This recognition represents a major advance in our field.  At the same time, it has served to highlight important gaps in training […]

Enacting Group Dynamics in Supervision: Oscillations between the Macro and Micro

razzan_quran@gwmail.gwu.edu Razzan Quran, MSc The year of 2020 exposed everyone to cross-boundary stress, fear, grief, strife, and uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic clawed into the early months of the year. According to the World Health Organization’s epidemiological update (WHO, 2020), by the end of December 2020 there was a total of 1.6 million COVID-19 deaths globally. […]