EGPS Spring Event

"Irreconcilable Differences? The Challenge of Exploring and Integrating Splits in Groups" - Nina Klebanoff, Ed.M., LCSW, CGP, Licensed Systems-Center

Friday, May 17th 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm



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"Irreconcilable Differences?  The Challenge of Exploring and Integrating Splits in Groups"


Nina Klebanoff, Ed.M., LCSW, CGP,

Licensed Systems-Centered Practitioner


Friday, May 17, 2019

The Riverside Church, Manhattan

Splitting is a natural process. We split when differences threaten our psychological survival.  In a time when conflict divides our country and our world, our differences can seem irreconcilable. 

According to Systems-Centered Therapy®, developed by Yvonne Agazarian, individuals, couples and groups survive, develop and transform by discriminating and integrating differences. “Functional subgrouping," the core method of the Systems-Centered approach, addresses the tendency to split off parts of ourselves that are unacceptable and project them onto others, who we then see as unacceptable.  By validating all the voices and diverse viewpoints in any group, functional subgrouping enables us to re-integrate our projections, become more whole as individuals, and build the systems we want to live in.

After a brief introduction to Systems-Centered Therapy®, a demonstration group will use functional subgrouping to build a system that can explore differences and has the potential to integrate the splits within and between us.


Nina has been in private practice for forty years working with individuals, groups, couples groups and organizations.  She also does Systems-Centered Training and consultation for psychotherapists and organizational consultants.

Nina was originally trained in Gestalt therapy and began Systems-Centered Training with Yvonne Agazarian in 1989.  She is one of the original members of the Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute and currently is on the Board of Directors and serves as its Treasurer.  During the AIDS crisis Nina pioneered support groups for professionals who worked with HIV/AIDS patients using Systems-Centered techniques to help them and their clients.

General Information


The evening includes a light supper, socializing and networking. Everyone is invited to all parts of the evening!

  • EGPS Annual Membership Business Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Light supper, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Presentation: 8:00 - 10:30 PM