Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation, Inc.

Phone: 617.431.6748

Competence as a group therapist requires specialized knowledge and skills. The in-depth learning and experiences essential for group leadership are not often available in the course of mental health training.  The NSGP Training Committee is pleased to offer the following group therapy training and educational offerings.

2019 Training Opportunities

The NSGP Training Committee is pleased to once again offer two courses that have been so well received:  
Principles of Group Psychotherapy and the 
Experiential Group

This course will meet monthly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 1pm.  The 6-module course meets the didactic requirements for CGP Certification.

Dates, topics and faculty are as follows:

Jan 25    Introduction and Overview
Jan 26    The Foundations of Group Therapy 
                    Joseph Shay, CGP, LFAGPA
Feb 2     The Change Process in Groups
                   Theresa Cohen, LICSW, CGP
Mar 23   The Role of the Leader 
                  Ann Keren Neeman-Kanter, Psy.D., LICSW

Apr 20   Group Dynamics
                   Scott Rutan, Ph.D., CGP-R, DLFAGPA

May 4   Structured and Thematic Groups 
                    Ken Jaeger, LICSW, CGP    

May 18  Experiential Group  (9:30am-5pm)
                    Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA

Course tuition of  $550 incudes CEU’s

NSGP Weekly Experiential Group

The Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy’s year-long Experiential Group is now open for registration. The Experiential Group is one phase of the Three Phase Training Program.Space is limited. The deadline is January 4, so please REGISTER NOW!

Utilize NSGP's most memorable learning tool on 'how to be a group therapist' by stepping into the role of a group participant!

What it IS NOT like:  Probably not like anything you have experienced before. Not like a class...a workshop... a barn raising...or a town hall.

What it IS like:  Imagine you are a medical student tiny and fast enough to squeeze through a pore, catch up and climb onto a blood platelet, and pass through amazing organs as you barrel your way along the bloodstream. Similarly, as a student of group therapy, by joining an experiential group, you are entering into the very flow of group process and along the way bump up against one affective experience after another (some transformative) known only from an inside place.

Format:   The 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 and Module 2, each 12 weeks in duration.

What it costs: Each Module is $475. Enrolling in both Module 1 and 2 is discounted to $800 for both.  


CEUs are available. A maximum of 30 CEUs are awarded at the end of the full program.

Who it is led by: Barbara McQueen, LICSW

When it happens: Thursdays 8:00-9:15 am
• Module 1  September 27 - December 20, 2018 (CLOSED)
• Module 2 January 10 - May, 2019 (Currently enrolling participants for Module 2)

Where it happens: Roslindale, Massachusetts (parking; MBTA accessible)

Scholarships may be available. If funds are available, partial scholarships will be awarded based on application strength, financial need, passion/interest for group therapy, and involvement in NSGP. 

Applications and scholarship information can be obtained on the NSGP website at

NSGPF Scholarships

Each year partial scholarships are available to eligible students applying for any of the NSGP training and educational offerings.  Scholarships awarded must be used for tuition or can be used for course and workshop registration at the NSGP Annual Conference.  Applicants are invited to send a letter of need and relevance to their professional work to NSGP, PO Box 356, Belmont, MA 02478. 

The NSPG Annual Regional Conference

This annual program, usually held in mid-June, addresses a wide range of therapeutic needs focusing on the life of the group and of the group members. Presenters are experienced and gifted clinicians who bring clarity, relevance and heart to our work. For more information, or to view a recent brochure, visit

Member Publications

NSGP members are on the forefront of theory and practice of group psychotherapy. Here is a recent list of NSGP member publications.