Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society


Saturday, November 11th
In-Person at The Riverside Church,

Sunday, November 19th
Live Online (Zoom)

Friday evening, November 10th

(Included with all registrations) - Live Online (Zoom)

Links to the Conference Brochure & Registration are below


Dear Group Community:

After three years of exclusively virtual Conferences, we are excited to announce that our 2023 annual Eastern Group Psychotherapy Group Conference will offer an in person day-long event in New York City AND a vibrant live online event. These two modalities are both separate and connected, and we invite all who are able to join us for both unique parts of this Conference.

This year’s theme “Making the Invisible Visible and the Unspoken Spoken: Inviting Who and What’s Missing into our Groups” invites us to explore how as group leaders and as members, we strive for our groups and communities to function in cohesive, equitable, and integrated ways. We are charged with examining our roles as leaders and members, while also recognizing the gaps in representation: which people and communities are missing from our groups, which voices are not heard, what parts of self are hidden from ourselves and others. This year’s Conference challenges us to recognize the unnamed, the unseen and the unspoken. We explore how our groups, and society at large, can engage in acts of accessibility that promote and protect the inclusion of identities and parts of self that have been concealed as a result of oppression, othering, projection, disavowal and other group processes.

We are delighted to offer a rich and varied set of experiences that explore community, belonging, and finding connection across differences. Both our in person and live online programs include 2 ½ hour workshops as well as longer, double-session workshops for both beginning and experienced group leaders. There will be presenters new and old, of diverse backgrounds and orientations. As usual, many of our workshops will feature the experiential learning that has been so valued by attendees over the years. Please take a moment to look through our Conference brochure (link) and register soon so that you can be admitted to your top choices. (All workshops have limited registration.)

All registration options include the live-online Plenary Address on Friday evening, November 10th, with Kathleen Isaac, PhD, CGP. Additionally, your registration includes admission to the Large Group meeting facilitated by Mineko (Anne) Legendy, PhD and Leon Anthony James, RN, BSN, MA, for each day that you register. You do not need to register separately for these events, as everyone who registers for the full-Conference or the one Conference day option will be provided entry.
In recognition of historical and current impacts of systemic racism, we offer a Racial Equity Rate to participants who self-identify as members of racial or ethnic groups that have historically been denied equal access to training and education. 
We encourage any prospective participant who has financial constraints or for whom the cost of attendance is prohibitive to apply for a scholarship. To receive a scholarship application, please email info@egps.org
If there are any questions or concerns prior to the Conference please contact us, we are here to help! Also, if you would like to get more involved in our Annual Conference, please do be in touch - we are always looking for new contributors!

We are looking forward to gathering and grappling together in November,

Brooke Greene, PhD
Aisha Mabarak, LMHC, CCTP
2023 Conference Co-Chairs
Miriam Nkrumah, LCSW, Conference Co-Chair Designate

Click Here for Annual Conference Brochure

Click Here for Annual Conference Registration Form

All registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis and ALL workshops have limited registration.


General Information about EGPS Conference:

The Annual Conference of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society is an opportunity for mental health and allied professionals in private practice, community and organizational settings to participate in a stimulating array of presentations and trainings devoted to the art of group psychotherapy.

This two-day event, held each November, provides a forum to enhance clinical skills, deepen professional knowledge and interact with colleagues and friends.  Utilizing multiple formats including a core Plenary, Large Goup experience for all participants, as well as extensive options for small group workshops, the Annual Conference offers attendees from many backgrounds and levels of experience a chance to sample a wide variety of current group methods and approaches.

EGPS Annual Conference art therapyAnchored to broad themes such as Desire, Sexuality, Conflict, Aggression, Gender, Race or Group Leadership, the Conference Plenary and workshops present diverse approaches to group psychotherapy including Modern psychoanalytic, Relational, Systems-Centered, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic, Couple's Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies, including dance, music, art and psychodrama.

The Annual EGPS Conference is a unique learning experience, not only for the richness of its offerings, but also for the warm and inviting climate created by those who attend.  This affirmative spirit enables both first-time and veteran participants to learn openly together, despite differences in age, gender discipline and experience.