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Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society
The 50th Anniversary of IGPS!

Celebrating 50 Years

Upcoming Program and Training Committee Offerings


  • October 24th 25th, 2014
    Fall Conference with featured presenter Harold M. Rice-Erso, PhD, CGP

    Topic: The Power of Story to Enslave and Emancipate: Mindfulness and Group Therapy

    Stories can wrap us in fear, limit our choices and creativity, oppress us, and keep us trapped in situations
    that leave us terribly unhappy.  Stories can also inspire us to acts of great courage, open our minds to
    limitless possibilities, expand our creativity, and help us develop genuine happiness.  Research recognizes
    that stories change the brain.  Utilizing psychological attribution theories, teaching of mindfulness, and
    brain research, we can see that stories are keys to helping therapists and clients unlock their potentials for
    living happier, more loving, and more successful lives.  Please join us for this experiential and didactic conference.

  • April 17th 18th, 2015
    Spring Conference with featured presenter, Shelley J. Korshak, MD

    Topic: The Magic of Growth and Change: Psychodrama Action Techniques

    Psychodrama is a powerful and effective tool for creating the magic of growth and change.  Using didactic
    and experiential methodology, this workshop presents an introduction to the history, theory, and technique of psychodrama while teaching invaluable theory and technique for group, individual, couple, and family therapy, and for becoming a psychotherapist in general.  The participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to experience the magic of growth and change while gaining training and expertise in basic but powerful psychotherapy techniques.

  • October 23rd 24th, 2015
    Fall Conference with featured presenters Peter Cole, LCSW, CGP and Daisy Reese, LCSW, CGP

    Topic: Modern Gestalt Group Therapy:  A Relational Approach to Growth and Healing

Peter is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and co-
director of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy.  Daisy is Past President of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and co-director of the Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy.

In addition to the Fall and Spring Conferences, Institute Workshops will be offered periodically during the year. For more information, including registration forms, please contact us at

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The Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society is the local affiliate
of the
American Group
Psychotherapy Association

the premier professional organization of group therapy practitioners, researchers and educators in the United States.

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