EGPS ONE YEAR TRAINING PROGRAM IN

GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

EGPS testimonial
Having gone through the EGPS Training Program, it not only provides me a body of knowledge and tools in my work, but the experience also has given me a sense of community and belonging, a psychoanalytic homeSupavadee

Award recipient for the Outstanding Contributions in Education and Training in the Field of  Group Therapy

The EGPS Training Program received an award for educational and training excellence from The National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists. In our 28 years of training in the New York metropolitan area, we have certified over 350 mental health professionals as group therapists. You can be one of them.

Who can benefit?  

  • Anyone in an agency, hospital, mental health or college counseling center who is expected to run groups but has little formal training in group work
  • Anyone in private practice or other settings who wants to expand their expertise to conducting groups
  • Anyone wishing to learn the psychodynamic theory and practice of group psychotherapy
EGPS testimonial
Before entering the EGPS Training Program, I had a thriving private practice as a psychoanalyst treating individuals and couples. I had never run a group nor had I ever been a member in a group. I can honestly say that doing this program has made enormous changes in my life because now I am not only running several groups but I am in a life changing group myselfJill

 

THE PROGAM

  • Extends from late September through June, divided into ten-week trimesters
  • Conducted on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 10:00 PM
  • Contains the following 3 modules each week:

Group Consultation: 5:30-7:00 pm

An essential aspect of the program is consultation, that focuses on the groups you conduct. Students are expected to begin conducting a therapy group, certainly by the second trimester. Each student is responsible for obtaining her/his own group to lead.

Group Theory: 7:15-8:15 pm

This seminar integrates the principles and applications of psychodynamic group psychotherapy. Course content includes: private practice/agency issues regarding, patient selection, pre-group preparation, the role of the leader, group boundaries,transference and countertransference, therapeutic techniques, group process, group dynamics, termination and various theoretical perspectives.

Group Experience: 8:30-10:00 pm

Students participate in a training group experience in which they learn the basics of group leadership and group dynamics through their direct experience.

Location

Bernstein Pavilion, Beth Israel Medical Center, 10 Nathan D. Perlman Place (at 15th Street, between 1st & 2nd Avenues), New York, NY 10003.

ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION

Open to all who hold a minimum of a Masters Degree in a mental health profession.

Our rolling admissions allows us to admit applicants thoughout the year. Complete and submit the application form, your resume, and processing fee. Upon receipt and review of your application, you will be contacted for a mandatory interview.

Tuition

The fee for the One-Year Training Program, including consultation, seminars, and the group experience is $975 per trimester. It is payable at the beginning of each trimester. Individual courses and trimesters in the One-Year Program may not be taken separately.

Scholarships

Partial scholarships are limited and available to qualified applicants. Early application is stongly advised. Please contact EGPS Administrator, Jan Vadell to receive the Scholarship Application.

Faculty:

Claudia Arlo, LCSW, CGP, CASAC

Shoshana Ben-Noam, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA

Arthur Byk, LCSW, CGP

Chera Finnis, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA

Lena Friedman, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, CGP

Robin Good, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Robert Grossmark, PhD

Ronnie Levine, PhD, CGP, ABPP, FAGPA

Leah Slivko, LCSW

Neal Spivack, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Mary Sussillo, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA

To complete the Training Program Application click here

For more information about the program, please contact either Dean of Admissions highlighted below:

Robin Good, PhD, CGP, FAGPA Co-Director (212) 769-2251
Ellen Rubin, PsyD Co-Director (212) 721-5546
Alan Shanel, LCSW, CGP Dean of Faculty (212) 673-0965
Phyllis Wright, LCSW, CGP Dean of Curriculum (212) 724-8760
Libby O'Connor, LCSW, CGP Co-Dean of Admissions (212) 675-9122
Arlene Neuman, MSW, CGP Co-Dean of Admissions (212) 206-1874

 ADVANCED CONSULTATION

Graduates of the EGPS Training Program or its equivalent can opt to pursue advanced consultation.

We offer an additional year of consultation that fulfills the surpervisory requriements of the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) credential. Trainees meet in a weekly group for 90 minute sessions (30 per year), typically in the office of the supervisor. Our application can be found here. A third year may be offered for those wanting to further develop their group leadership skills.

For more information contact Marie Rothschild, LCSW, CGP, 516 536-2953.