Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation, Inc.

Phone: 617.431.6748

The Rice Memorial Fund

Working in close collaboration with the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation, the Rice Memorial Fund:
  • Funds educational events on the use of group therapy toward reducing the occurrence of violence.
  • Collaborates with other organizations that may be working toward the same goals by co-sponsoring events to bring attention to the prevalence of violence and to the effectiveness of group therapy in prevention and healing.
  • Encourages expansion of theories of violence as it is seen and treated in therapy groups.
  • Publicizes our goals and methods via a range of activities such as publications, films, interviews, etc.
  • Sponsors speakers and consultants from the greater community in the US and abroad.

Past Events

Spring 2008 "Infected by Trauma: A "group process framework" for helping therapists address the traumatic impact of working with traumatized patients, from a Northern Irish experience" by Martin Dorahy, PhD, DClinPsych., Belfast, Ireland; Mary Corry, MEd, H Dip, Adv.Dip Supervision, Dip Counseling, Belfast; Angela M. DeSilva, MA; Anne Mac Sherry, BSc Physiotherapy, MA Psychoanalytic Studies, Belfast; Robert M. Moore, MMedSci, DPsych,Belfast; and Cecil Rice, PhD. CGP, FAGPA.
Presented by The Rice Memorial Fund of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation and The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College, Lynch School of Education.

Fall 2007 "Relational Analysis and Its Application to Group Therapy," by Steven H. Cooper, Ph.D.

Fall 2006 "The Relational Basis of Feelings and The Affective Basis of Relationships in Couples, Families, and Groups, by Gerald Stechler, Ph.D."

Spring 2006 "Group Interventions in Disaster Relief Efforts: A training seminar for group therapists" A Special Presentation co-sponsored with the Rice Memorial Fund.

Fall 2004 "Passion in Group Therapy: Loving, Hating, and Knowing" by Dr. Richard M. Billow

Spring 2004 "Violence and Its Aftermath: The Healing Process". Steven Marans, PhD, Director, Trauma Programs: National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) and Associate Professor of Child Psychoanalysis at Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center, and Steven Berkowitz, MD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center, who presented "Early Interventions for Children and Families Exposed to Violence." Martha Bragin, PhD, MSW, presented "Soldier Girls: The Interplay of Agency, Aggression and Woman Warriors in Community Reintegration Group Programs," A Special Presentation co-sponsored with the Rice Memorial Fund.

Fall 2003 "The Art of Possibility: A Group Model for Personal and Professional Transformation" A Special Presentation with Rosamund Zander, LICSW and Benjamin Zander and a concert by The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra performing the works of Gustav Mahler. Benjamin Zander, Conductor.

Winter 2002 "9/11: The Enemy Within" Panel discussion with Rick Tomb, MD, CGP, Lou Fusaro, Ph.D., CGP; and Critical Stress Debriefing: by Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, Ed.D.; and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Terence M. Keane, Ph.D.; and Short Term Group Therapy by Alan Albert, Psy.D., CGP.

Fall 1998 "Process Consultation: The Application of Group Dynamics in Clinical, Organizational and Business Settings" by Edgar Schein, Ph.D. Sloan Fellows Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Fall 1997 "The Group Psychology of Political Leaders" by Jerrold Post, MD. Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs, The George Washington University Medical School, Washington, D.C.