Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation, Inc.

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The NSGP Foundation Board Members, 2020-2022

Kathleen Hubbs Ulman, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, President
Kathleen Hubbs Ulman, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, is in private practice in Boston and Boxford MA and is on the staff of Women’s Health Associates at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry (Psychology) Part-time at Harvard Medical School and A Clinical Assistant in Psychiatry (Psychology) at Massachusetts General Hospital. She also directs the Center for Group Psychotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is Past President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy.  She is the President of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation.  She is past Director of the NSGP Training Program. She has special interest in the application of group treatments in medical settings. She leads Balint Groups for Primary Care Physicians at MGH.  She was a co-founder of the Boston Threshold group an organization that organized thirteen group psychotherapy conferences in Belfast Northern Ireland. She has published articles on individual and group psychotherapy and presented nationally and internationally on group therapy.

Barbara Keezell, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, Vice President
Barbara Keezell, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, is a clinical social worker, certified group psychotherapist, and Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Her practice includes treating individual, couples, and groups in Brookline, MA. In addition to her clinical work in private practice and at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy before it closed, Barbara has led workshops and institutes at both NSGP and AGPA, supervised clinicians around group at BID hospital, and served as faculty for NSGP and the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy. She has also served on numerous committees for NSGP, including Co-Editor of its newsletter and as President, and currently is on the Institute Committee at AGPA as well as the Board at AGPA. Barbara is currently Vice President of NSGPF. In the past few years, she has also become involved with the Red Well Theatre Group, doing dramatic reading of plays  to illustrate, explore, and further understand the psychological dynamics in dyads and groups.

Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, Treasurer
Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, is a clinical social worker and certified group psychotherapist in private practice in Brookline and Arlington, Massachusetts. Oona treats individuals and couples and leads therapy groups and supervision groups. She presents locally and nationally on group therapy and has consulted to community mental health centers, schools and colleges. Oona has been an active member of NSGP, having served on the Board twice as well as numerous committees over the last 25 years. She is currently the chair of the Practice Development Committee of NSGP, a member of the Disaster Response Outreach Committee of NSGP, on the Workshop Committee of AGPA and the Treasurer of the NSGP Foundation.  

Theresa Bullock Cohen, LICSW, BCC, CGP, Secretary
Theresa Bullock Cohen, LICSW, BCC, CGP, is a clinical social worker, certified group psychotherapist, and certified EFT couples therapist in private practice.  Her clinical focus is working with adults who struggle with attachment and intimacy. She is an adjunct professor at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and has served as a supervisor at Harvard University Mental Health Services.  Theresa is currently on the faculty of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy training program and was an Executive Board member of NSGP for 6 years. 

Kelley Bothe, LICSW, DCSW
Kelley Bothe, LICSW, DCSW, is a clinical social worker whose offices are located in the Metrowest area of Boston.  She works with individuals, couples and groups and has a special interest in the the mindful practice of Focusing which she incorporates into her psychotherapy practice.  As a Certified Focusing Trainer Kelley enjoys teaching this mind-body method to individuals and small groups for both professional and personal enrichment. Kelley has been a member of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy for over 25 years. She has been a faculty member at NSGP and has also served on their Board of Directors.  She continues her commitment to promoting and supporting group therapy by serving on the NSGP Foundation Board where until recently she was on the Executive Committee.  

Arnold Cohen, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Arnold Cohen, PhD., CGP, FAGPA, is in private practice in Newton MA where he sees individuals, couples, and groups.  He is Past President of both the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy and The Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England.  He is on the faculty of the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England and is Co-Chair of the Institute Committee of the  American Group Psychotherapy Association.  He has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School where he supervised psychiatry residents and psychology interns.

Joyce Collier, LICSW, CGP
Joyce Collier, LICSW, CGP, is a clinical social worker. She co-founded a small non-profit, Facing Cancer Together, after receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Currently, she leads support groups for people living with cancer. She has had numerous roles on NSGP committees, including the Experience Group Committee, Nominating Committee, Practice Development Committee, and Annual Conference Planning Committee. Previously, she was an individual and group psychotherapist in private practice, and served as founding Coordinator of the Violence Recovery Program and Associate Director of Mental Health at Fenway Health Center.

Sara Emerson, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA
Sara Emerson, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychoanalyst in private practice in Cambridge MA.  Currently she is on the Board, training committee, and faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Psychoanalysis.  Over the past 15 years she has taught group therapy and group dynamics at Boston College GSSW, Simmons GSSW, and Boston University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry.  She is past president of NSGP, has been on the faculty for the Training Program for NSGP and regularly participates as faculty at the conference.  She has been an active member of AGPA and been a member of the board and the executive committee.

Steffen Fuller, PhD, CGP, 
Steffen Fuller, PhD, CGP, is a psychologist with over 25 years of experience in psychological assessment, neuropsychological testing and psychotherapy.  His clinical practice in Belmont and Newton is devoted to individual and group psychotherapy alongside his assessment services, which include expertise in the evaluation and treatment of neurologically-impacted individuals.  He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  He is also adjunct faculty at Cambridge College, where he teaches psychological assessment.  He is the current (since 2016) President of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. He is a member of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society.  

Tracy MacNab, PhD, CGP, 
Tracy MacNab, PhD, CGP, has had a psychology career that spans five decades. Threads from psychodynamic, interpersonal, existential, behavioral medicine, and Internal Family Systems have interwoven with the study and practice of meditation, hypnotherapy, and Qigong.  Dr. MacNab has led or taught more than 150 graduate-level courses, workshops, conferences, consultation and supervision groups focusing on group and individual therapy, group dynamics, medical trauma or illness, and addiction.  

Lise Motherwell, PhD, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Lise Motherwell, PhD, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA, is a retired licensed psychologist who maintained a clinical psychology practice in the Boston area for 25 years where she specialized in child, adolescent, adult and group psychotherapies.  Dr. Motherwell taught and supervised in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital for 19 years, is immediate past-president of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation, Inc., immediate past-treasurer of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and co-editor of Complex Dilemmas in Group Therapy with Joseph Shay, PhD.  She has been president of NSGP, treasurer of the Mass. Psychological Association, on the editorial board of the International Journal for Group Psychotherapy, the editor of the NSGP Newsletter, and author of numerous articles. 

Joseph Shay, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA

Joseph Shay, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA, is in private practice in Cambridge. He is on the staff of the joint McLean Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital training program, and is an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He is on the faculty of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, the Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England, and the MGH Center of Psychodynamic Therapy and Research. He has co-edited Odysseys in Psychotherapy and Complex Dilemmas in Group Therapy (with Lise Motherwell).  Joe has also co-authored the 4th and 5th editions of Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy(with Scott Rutan and Walter Stone), and has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to individual, couples, and group psychotherapy.
 
Adam Silk, MD, CGP
Adam Silk, MD, CGP,  is a psychiatrist in private practice in Brookline, MA, where he treats individuals and leads psychotherapy groups.  He is also the Executive Director of RELATE, a nonprofit organization in Boston training K-12 teachers in classroom group dynamics and leadership.  He has been a member of NSGP for many years, and has led workshops and experiential groups as well as serving on committees there.  He is also on the faculty of Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, where he leads training groups for residents in psychiatry.
 
Alan Witkower, EdD, CGP
Dr. Alan Witkower, EdD, CGP, is a licensed psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of chronic pain disorders and chronic medical illness. He is currently Director of Behavioral Medicine, Ambulatory Care Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, at Harvard Medical School and is a Clinical Associate at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He conducts long-term group therapy for patients with chronic pain and illness at both the Newton-Wellesley Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Witkower has presented extensively on chronic pain management and chronic illness coping. He has authored articles and chapters on topics including CBT with neurological conditions and and the behavioral assessment and treatment of chronic pain disorders. Dr. Witkower has been a member of the NSGP and the AGPA for the past 30 years.

Jennifer DeSouza, LICSW, CGP, President-elect, NSGP, ex-officio Board member 
Jennifer DeSouza, LICSW, CGP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Therapist. She has a private practice in Cambridge Massachusetts and is on the staff of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Jennifer currently runs several psychodynamic process groups at the hospital and is the former Clinical Director of the Group Psychotherapy Program. Jennifer has been a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy since 2010. Jennifer graduated
from Simmons College in 1997 with a B.A in Psychology and in 1999 from Boston College School of Social Work with her MSW. Jennifer’s post graduate training includes completion of the Principals of Group Psychotherapy in 2013 and she became a Certified Group Psychotherapist in 2015. Jennifer completed the one year fellowship in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Boston Society and Institute for Psychotherapy in 2017 and has has trained extensively at the Center for Group Studies in New York City. Jennifer is the current president of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy in Belmont Massachusetts.





Former NSGP Foundation Board Members

Anne Alonso, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DFAGPA
Debora Carmichael, PhD, CGP
Suzanne Cohen, EdD, CGP
Eleanor Counselman, EdD, CGP, FAGPA
Pat Doherty, EdD, CGP, FAGPA
Samuel R. James, EdD, ABPP, FAGPA
Ann Koplow, LICSW, CGP
Cecil Rice, PhD, CGP, LFAGPA
Joyce Shields, APRN, BC, CGP
Walker Shields, MD, CGP, FAGPA