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.

2018 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

Principles of Group Psychotherapy Course

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

Dates, topics and faculty are as follows:

Saturday, January 19   at 6:00PM Introduction and Overview

Module 1 Saturday, January 20 at 9:30 AM (to 1:00 PM): Foundations of Group Therapy, Joe Shay (Cambridge)

Module 2 Saturday, February 3 at 9:30 AM (to 1:00 PM): The Change Process in Groups, Theresa Cohen (TBD)

Module 3 Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 AM (to 1:00 PM): The Role of the Leader, Shunda McGahee (Roslindale)

Module 4 Saturday, April 14 at 9:30 AM (to 1:00 PM): Group Dynamics, John Moynihan (Cambridge)

Module 5 Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 AM (to 1:00 PM): Structured and Thematic Groups, Ken Jaeger (Cambridge)

Module 6 Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 AM (to 5:00 PM): Experiential Group, Barbara McQueen (Brookline)

Course tuition of  $550 incudes CEU’s

Experiential Group 

Module 2 of the NSGP Year-Long Experiential Group begins on February 7th, 2018. Registration is now  open.  The deadline to register is January 21 so REGISTER TODAY!
Utilize NSGP's most memorable learning tool on 'how to be a group therapist' by becoming a group participant yourself!

Year after year NSGP's training group turns out group therapists with this enviable vantage point of "lived experience." 
What it costs: The 24 week training is broken down into Module 1 and Module 2, each 12 weeks in duration, each $475. The price for enrolling for the full academic year (combining both modules - which is strongly recommended) is discounted for a total of $800. Module 1 is now full but we are accepting enrollments for Module 2. CEUs are granted for time attended with a maximum of 30 CEUs awarded at the end of the full program.
Who it is led by: Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA
When it happens:   Wednesdays 12:30-1:45pm

Module 1 September 27-December 20, 2017 (NOW CLOSED) 
Module 2  February 7 - May 9, 2018  

Where it happens: Newton Centre,  MA  02459 (parking available)
Questions? Howie Schnairsohn, LICSW, CGP
Disclaimer: The Experiential Group is not a therapy group. Though there may be therapeutic things that happen in a training group, the intention is for the goal of learning rather than personal change and the leader will function with this in mind.

Applications 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.