Manhattan Discussion Groups

Current groups

Finding the Fear in Couple Therapy - Lee Kassan, MA, LPsyA, LMHC, CGP, LFAGPA

Sunday, November 3rd 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Registration for this event is limited.

There will be NO onsite registration for this event.


Fear has many faces in couple relationships. As couple (and group) therapists, we have all seen how attachment fears sabotage fulfillment in the lives of our couples (and groups). Lee will describe his approach, “Rules of Engagement”, that help couples shift from conflict to genuine intimacy.

Lee will use role play to demonstrate how to rephrase and reframe the couple’s communication.

Bio: Lee D. Kassan, MA, LPsyA, LMHC, CGP, LFAGPA, has practiced as a psychotherapist since 1980, and is a Licensed Psychoanalyst, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. He was Editor of GROUP for 6 years. He has written six books about psychotherapy, including Shrink Rap: Sixty Psychotherapists Discuss Their Work, Their Lives, and the State of Their Field; Who Could We Ask?: The Gestalt Therapy of Michael Kriegsfeld; and Peer Supervision Groups: How They Work and Why You Need One. In addition to working with couples, he also specializes in work with creative artists, actors, musicians, and writers. In 2014 he released a training video for couple therapists called Finding the Fear. In 2016 he was made a Life Fellow of AGPA.


The location address will be sent to you once you have registered for this event.

You must preregister for this event. There will be no onsite registration.

General Information

The Manhattan Professional Discussion Group offers a wide range of stimulating and educational experiences for all who are interested in furthering their understanding of group process. We invite some of the most interesting figures in the New York group world and beyond to present on exciting issues relevant to group practice. We enjoy exploring group from multiple perspectives.

In addition to clinicians, clergy, educators, artists and business leaders have found the workshops helpful. Previous topics have included working with sexuality in group, group processes in music, diversity in group work, coping with aggression in groups, groups in schools and corporations, group work with trauma. etc.

We value diversity and openness and welcome all in the community interested in exploring the role of group relations in our personal and professional lives.

The meetings are held at different member's offices each month.


For more information please contact Eva Fyer or Randy Dunagan