The Group Psychologist
A newsletter of Div. 49
April 2011 |Vol. 21, No. 1 Download Issue (PDF, 540KB)
Welcome message from new Division President Dr. Jean Keim discussing a new foundation with APF and two special celebrations at the 2011 APA convention.
- From your editors
The newsletter editors announces the founding member event and encourages readers to submit articles, news and other items.
By Thomas Treadwell, EdD, and Leann Terry, PhD
- President-elect's column
The president-elect discusses what it was like to attend APA's Leadership Conference for Division's and what issues were discussed.
By Nina Brown, EdD
- The American Group Psychotherapy Association annual conference: A student networking opportunity supplementing involvement in Div. 49
Student contributers discuss the benefits of being involved with the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and attending the annual conference. The AGPA is a separate interdisciplinary organization (i.e., psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, nurses, etc.) whose mission is to enhance practice, research and training in group work.
By Gregory Capriotti and Kyle Barry
- Prevention corner
Part III of our series on training programs in group prevention discusses organizing a group prevention course.
By Elaine Clanton Harpine
2011 Candidate Statements
- Candidates for President-elect
President-elect candidates, Lee Gillis and Maria Riva, provide biographical information and what they would contribute to the Society as President.
- Candidates for Treasurer
Treasurer candidates, Rebecca NacNair-Semands and Leann Terry, provide biographical information and what they would contribute to the Society as Treasurer.
- Candidates for Member-at-Large
Member-at-Large candidates provide biographical information and what they would contribute to the Society if elected.
- Tributes to David A. Kipper
Tributes to David Kipper, famous psychodramatist, who is known for his activity in various professional organizations and his numerous publications.
Group Psychotherapy Column
- Group therapy field trips
John Breeskin's approach to group therapy seeks to create a bond between the group members in creative ways including field trips, summer vacation and homework assignments.
By John Breeskin, PhD, ABPP
- Procedures and guidelines for group therapy
Detailed procedures and rules members of group therapy must adhere to.
By John Breeskin, PhD, ABPP
- Group therapy with mentally ill condemned inmates at San Quentin State Prison
Group therapy is held for 2 hours and in the group rooms at the San Quentin prison hospital. Group psychotherapy has been shown to be remarkably successful with many of the condemned inmates, leading to increased medication compliance, less severe mental illness symptoms and a decrease in suicidal ideation.
By Patrick O'Reilly, PhD
- Semi-structured termination exercises: A compilation from the Groups in College Counseling Centers Listserv
Last year a question was posed to the Groups in College Counseling Centers Listserv asking for exercises to do at termination with groups.
By Leann Terry, PhD
- Group-Centered Prevention Program for At-Risk Students
The emphasis of this book on group approaches to prevention is fully consistent with one of the major initiatives of the Society for Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. This is a book full of rich examples that is supported by relevant theory and research.
By Robert K. Conyne
- Development Committee report
New initiatives passed by the Development Committee include stationary for the Society, the possibility of a book series on group psychology and group psychotherapy, a logo, providing coaching services for members, collaboration with other divisions for marketing and publicity, and applications for grants.
By Nina Brown, EdD
- Report on workshops in Family Psychology and Group Psychology
Presenters and their topics from the workshops in Family Psychology and Group Psychology are listed.
By Gloria Behar Gottsegen, PhD
- Treasurer's report for 2010 (unaudited)
The Society’s year-end report shows that we are in good fiscal condition.
By Lynn Rapin
News & Events
- Div. 49 mid-winter Board of Directors meeting
The Div. 49 mid-winter Board meeting was held in January 2011. The board member's reports were presented along with strategic planning and working committee reports.
- PsycAdvocates™ Day 2011
The APA Education and PI GR Offices invite you to join us for the 2011 PsycAdvocates Day, which provides members with an exciting opportunity to serve as federal policy advocates for psychology.