Brooklyn Discussion Groups

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Therapist as Person: Managing Powerful Life Experiences in Our Group Work - Robin Good, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Sunday, March 17th 10:45 am to 1:00 pm

This workshop begins with a synopsis of the particular challenges group therapists face managing their personal exposure and vulnerability during traumas, as well as the needs and reactions of the group.  

Didactic issues will include: What is profoundly different between individual and group work in this context?  What are some of the issues to stay tuned to for the group therapist?  Which techniques and skills do we summon during these hard times?  How do we protect/manage both ourselves and the group, without sacrificing learning?

I will share a personal group scenario.  It will be followed by an experiential process focusing on the feelings and struggles engendered in each of us when  our personal lives/crises penetrate our work.


Robin Good, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA is Co-Director of the EGPS One-Year Group Psychotherapy Training Program, and Faculty since 1989.  Dr. Good is a graduate of NYU’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.  She supervises individual and group psychotherapy privately and as a Clinical Associate at City University’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She has offices in NYC and Westchester, working with individuals, couples and groups.  Group psychotherapy is her passion and she has spent her career involved in EGPS and AGPA.

General Information

The Brooklyn Discussion Group of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society welcomes members and newcomers to our monthly clinical meeting. These meetings consist of an informal gathering and a presentation by an expert in the field. It is an opportunity for professional development by becoming informed about the topics presented, and getting to know and be known by other clinicians. You can come to a single meeting and need not be an EGPS member. Become part of our vibrant community.
We meet in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, on the 4th Sunday of the month (with exceptions) from 10:45 AM to 1 PM.
Coffee & light breakfast will be served.
$10 for first time attendees and students, $15 for members - $20 for non-members of the EGPS.
If you have a specialty, passion, or interest you would like to share with a receptive clinical audience, we would like to hear from you. If you present you get the satisfaction of making these issues and your practice known to a wider audience.
We invite you to submit a short proposal to present at one of our meetings. We select presenters who best add to our member’s knowledge and experience. We value topics that are most relevant to working with groups and have a balance between didactic, interactive, and experiential components.
Our monthly meetings are for 2 1/2 hours on Sunday mornings and consist of 45 minutes for networking, noshing, business meeting and member introductions, and a 1 1/2 hour presentation.
Please be in touch with either Co-chairperson: Jerry Sachs at 301-651-9947, or Erica Gardner-Schuster by clicking her name.