Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society
Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society

Life Happens in Groups

News for Members

in this issue October 2016:
 Fall 2016 Workshop
 Workshop Reviews
 Membership Committee

 CGPS Fall 2016 Workshop


Fall Workshop

Internal Family Systems In Group Psychotherapy Registration

The Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society will feature Richard Schwartz, PhD at the fall workshop to be held on October 29 and 30. Dr. Schwartz is the developer of the Internal Family Systems Model, IFS.

Dr. Schwartz will guide us in its application to group psychotherapy.  This evidence based psychotherapy fosters the exploration and healing of parts or subpersonalities that have been pushed into extreme and overly protective roles by stress and trauma.  IFS fosters accessing and leading from a calm, compassionate and connected inner Self.

This two day workshop will include didactic instruction, demonstration groups and small group experience.

Register TODAY!

 Workshop Reviews

See what recent workshop participants have to say about attending a CGPS weekend workshop:


John Craichy, LCSW-A Two time workshop attendee

“You get to learn on two levels. You have the more intellectual level in the academic, structured discussions. The speakers and training have been really good both times I have attended. And then you also participate in the unstructured process groups and experience the way those kinds of process groups work, which is really rich. I saw all the group dynamics going on in myself and in other people in the group. I had a group facilitator who made the small groups reflect the larger discussions, and that grew in me more of a gut level, internal awareness of group work. The people are incredibly warm and inviting, which really embodies the focus on group work. Inviting people into community is an important skill of facilitating group process, and it really shows at CGPS in the way people I have met have treated me.”


Agustina Vidal, Student, Returning Attendee to Fall 2016 CGPS Workshop

Agustina Vidal, Student and Returning Attendee to Fall 2016 CGPS Workshop

“I have found it to be rare for people in professional spaces to get into these types of conversations about group, personal, and professional growth. This is the only conference where you are invited to bring your whole self to the group process. The ability to engage and talk about what you’re learning in the moment – what is coming up for you and how it relates to others…it’s fantastic.”



Jae Brainard, LCSW Multi-year Workshop Attendee

“What I love about CGPS is the sense of belonging to a community and the relationships that result. I met my best friend, Caroline, through CGPS, and she and I attended together for years. She has since passed away. I expressed some grief around Caroline’s passing during small group, and the group leader’s response was a moment of grace for me. The facilitator had an ability to hone in on the group or an individual interpretation in a really powerful way. The workshop is a training environment but you can’t not bring yourself to the process. And so there’s this opportunity to stretch and grow.”

 Get To Know Our Membership Committee

The CGPS Membership Committee can help you with questions about membership benefits, getting involved with CGPS, and understanding your needs and concerns.  Tom Thorsheim, Agustina Vidal, Moira Artigues, and Meg Hudson are on the membership committee.  Feel free to contact them with any questions.  If you are attending the upcoming workshop, look for them and others on the Board and Program Committee to welcome you.  Email
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Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society
1100 Navaho Drive
Suite #123
Raleigh, NC 27609

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