EGPS Spring Event

From Breakdown to Breakthrough: The Challenges We Face as Group Leaders in These Turbulent Times

Friday, May 14th 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm


Event Contact(s)

Carolyn Ehrlich
Leah Slivko

EGPS Spring Event

Friday, May 14th
on Zoom

Presentation: 8:00 - 10:30 PM
Annual Membership Business Meeting 6:30 - 7:30 PM
The Challenges We Face as Group Leaders in These Turbulent Times


Challenging and unpredictable events infuse our personal and professional lives every day. Whether it’s the impact of tumultuous headlines or troubling news in one’s family life, disruptive events regularly infiltrate our consulting rooms. And yet, in our groups, we are called upon to create space that sustains feelings of trust and stability. In this year’s EGPS Spring Event, we will hear from a panel of seasoned group practitioners, Karen Cone-Uemura, Donna Harris and Scott Rutan about how they manage and work through stressful circumstances that arise within and outside of the consulting room. Join us as they share their collective wisdom about how to navigate and thrive as leaders and as individuals when facing challenging realities. The night will include presentations from the panelists followed by group discussion.

Spring Event Co-Chairs: Carolyn Ehrlich, LCSW-R, CGP and Leah Slivko, LICSW, PsychA CGP


Karen Cone-Uemura, Ph.D., CGP is a Utah based, Asian American, licensed bilingual psychologist whose scholarly endeavors and clinical practice are informed by her interests in identity, diversity, inclusivity, and social justice. She works at the University of Utah Counseling Center and in her private practice, Wellness From Within Psychological Services. Along with clinical services, she provides consultation and training on cultural sensitivity, intersectionality, equity, and on facilitating dialogues that build an understanding of differences.

Donna J. Harris, MA, LCSW, CGP is a Philadelphia based, African American, licensed clinical social worker with over 30 year of clinical experience. She is the Director of Intercultural Counseling LLC, where she applies her clinical and racial expertise to adults working through interpersonal difficulties often resulting from systemic oppression. Donna teaches classes in Power Privilege & Oppression, Mindful Facilitation, and Clinical Practice. She also facilitates trauma-informed racial dialoguing and inclusion training to organizations and mental health practitioners, and is on the board of the Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society (PAGPS).
Scott Rutan, Ph.D., DFAGPA is a Boston based, Caucasian clinical psychologist with numerous decades of clinical experience. He is a seasoned leader in the field of group psychotherapy and has guided the clinical work of group therapists from all over the world. Scott is a renowned lecturer of psychodynamic group psychotherapy concepts. His scholarly work includes authorship of over 70 articles and book chapters, and co-authorship of Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy 5th Edition. He is past president of AGPA and the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy.
Once you have registered for this event (and paid the fee), you will be sent the link to join the event 24-48 hours in advance of the presentation date of May 14th.

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