Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation, Inc.

Phone: 617.431.6748
Email: info@nsgpf.org
P.O. Box 356
Belmont, MA 02478



Welcome

The NSGP Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports and promotes group psychotherapy in our communities. Our programs include scholarships and training for clinicians, educational lectures and conferences to bring the latest research and practices to group therapists, and programs to educate the public about the benefits of group psychotherapy.

Our Relationship with the NSGP

The NSGP Foundation was formed in 1999 by Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP) members to be the philanthropic arm of the NSGP. The NSGP Foundation is now a free-standing 501c(3) public charity that supports the work of the NSGP and of group psychotherapy in general.

Why Group Psychotherapy?

Group therapy provides effective treatment for those struggling with physical or mental illness, depression and anxiety and other problems with living. Groups allow us to examine life's challenges and our responses to them. We can share our struggles, learn new ways to relate to others, and take better care of ourselves. Groups are not only effective, they're affordable. More

We Need Your Support

Help us ensure that the highest quality group therapy is available to those who need it. To make a donation, contact us at info@nsgpf.org or call 617.431.6748. We all thank you. More

THE MICHELLE MCGRATH SCHOLARSHIP FUND 
The NortheasternSociety for Group Psychotherapy Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of several scholarships in honor of Michelle McGrath, LICSW.  

Michelle was a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who died peacefully on June 14, 2018 from brain cancer. She was 57 years old, a dear friend and colleague to many. She will be deeply missed. Prior to her death, Michelle had a thriving private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts. She was a beloved clinician and supervisor who had special expertise working with couples and the LGBTQ community.   

Michelle was an active and vibrant member of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy for many years. She completed the NSGP Training Program and was Co-Chair of the NSGP Membership Committee, an NSGP Board member and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board. She regularly attended the NSGP annual conference and often enthusiastically volunteered to be a participant in demonstration groups, providing others with the rare opportunity to see how groups can be powerful agents for healing and connection. 

The opportunity to attend group therapy training at NSGP offers a truly extraordinary learning experience. These awards will be given to clinicians who demonstrate a passion for group work and the potential for leadership. They are intended to provide significant financial assistance so that group therapy training is possible. Scholarships may be used for the NSGP Annual Conference at Simmons College June 12-14, 2020 or for The NSGP Training Program. 

For more information regarding both of these events, see www.nsgp.com. Special consideration will be given to those clinicians who are working with the LGBTQ community.

Scholarships may be used to fund all or part of the three day NSGP conference in June, 2020. To apply, please provide the information requested below, respond to the questions and then email your responses to: Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA at oona.metz@rcn.com. 

Please include MCGRATH SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line of the email.  

Deadline: May 1, 2020
Name, Degree, Cell phone, Email, School/Graduate School 
1. How did you learn about this Scholarship? 
2. Tell us about your experience working with the LGBTQ community.  
3. Tell us something about your experience as a group leader. 
4. What areas of group leadership are you trying to develop? 
5. Please tell us something about your financial need for this scholarship.


THE DEBORA CARMICHAEL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship fund in honor of Debora Carmichael, PhD.
 
Debora Carmichael died on October 18, 2019 at age 59 after a four year battle with ovarian cancer. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, colleagues and patients. Debora was born on an Air Force base in Biloxi, Mississippi. A dependant of the military, she attended seventeen schools before graduating from high school in South Dakota and ultimately earning her PhD at Boston College. Debora started and completed her PhD while raising two young sons. She trained and worked at Mclean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts before launching her private practice in Cambridge, MA and in Nashua, New Hampshire.  

Debora was very involved in the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, her professional home, serving as President from 2014-2016. Debora earned the designation of Certified Group Psychotherapist and was awarded Fellowship status in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She was proud to receive the Affiliate Society Assembly Award for outstanding contribution to NSGP. Debora passionately believed in the power of group therapy. 

We honor Debora’s legacy by offering these scholarships which enable comprehensive didactic and experiential group training. The opportunity to attend group therapy training at NSGP offers a truly extraordinary learning experience. These awards will be given to clinicians who demonstrate an interest in group work and the potential for leadership. Special consideration will be given to those clinicians who are parents of young children. They are intended to provide significant financial assistance so that group therapy training is possible. Scholarships may be used for the NSGP Annual Conference at Simmons College June 12-14, 2020 or for The NSGP Training Program. . Several scholarships will be awarded from this fund. For more information regarding both of these events, see www.nsgp.com. To apply, please provide the information requested below, respond to the questions and then email your responses to: Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA   oona.metz@rcn.com. 

Please include CARMICHAEL SCHOLARSHIP in the subject line of the email.  
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Name, Degree, Cell phone, Email, School/Graduate School 
1. How did you learn about this Scholarship? 
2. Tell us something about your experience as a group leader. 
3. What areas of group leadership would you like to develop? 
4. Please tell us something about your financial need for this scholarship. 
5. If applicable, tell us about your experience managing work/school and parenting.  


NSGP Foundation Annual Garden Party and Silent Auction

May 17, 2020
5:00-7:30 PM


Please join us for fun, food and friendship!


Details in News & Events

N.S.G.P. 39th Annual Conference
June 12-14, 2020
Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion:
Enriching Our Groups and Our Selves

 




























 

The Debora Carmichael Scholarship
In honor of Debora Carmichael, our beloved colleague and friend, the Foundation has established a scholarship which will provide funds for working parents to gain valuable group therapy education at the NSGP conference in Boston, MA. Thank you for your generous contribution to this fund. Click this link and add Deb’s name under Scholarship Fund.
http://www.nsgpf.org/pathways.aspx

The Walker Shields Scholarship
In honor of founding member Walker Shields, MD, the Foundation has created a scholarship fund for those interested in participating in an NSGP Conference Institute or an Experience Group through the NSGP Training Program.  To donate to the fund, please click this link and add Walker's name under Scholarship Fund.  http://www.nsgpf.org/pathways.aspx


Thank you to our generous donors:


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