Past Events

50th Anniversary Celebration

In 2014, the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society officially celebrated 50 years of service!

As a non-profit organization we have remained dedicated to advancing the principles and practice of ethical and effective group psychotherapy since 1964.

We provide training to members, students and local professionals, upholding the highest standards of practice and promoting the development of learning communities.

To honor the 50th Anniversary, we are holding a Celebratory Event in Chicago!

Please join us as IGPS gratefully acknowledges the time and efforts of the board, past and present, and celebrates the dedication of area professionals who maintain this thriving learning environment through their leadership and participation.

Past Conferences

Fall Conference 2019 – The Art of Group Leadership:  Staying Open to Ourselves and Others

Presenters:  Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP and Dave Kaplowitz, LMFT, CGP

Spring Conference 2019 – Early Longing, Emotional Engagement, Gender Identity, and Sexual Desire:  Being Fully Ourselves in Relationship

Katie Griffin, FAGPA, CGP, LPC

Fall Conference 2018 – Power, Privilege, and Social Location:  The Challenge of Exploring Difference in Groups

Paul Gitterman, LICSW, MSc

Spring Conference and All Institute Workshop 2018

Core Course on Group Psychotherapy featuring Hylene S. Dublin, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, CGP, LFAGPA and Lawrence Viers, PhD, CGP

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) featuring Freda Friedman, PhD, LCSW, RNAP

The Tavistock Approach to the Small Study Group featuring Solomon Cytrynbaum, PhD

Self-Regulation Within the Fear of Not Knowing featuring Thomas Herman, LCSW

Fall Conference 2017:  The Promise of Real Play Group Psychotherapy

Featuring Katie L. Steele, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Spring Conference 2017: Gloria Goes to Group:  One Group, Three Theoretical Perspectives

Freda Friedman, PhD, LCSW, RNAP

Britt Raphling, LCPC, CGP

Lawrence Viers, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Panel Moderator:  Barney Straus, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA

Fall Conference 2016: Core Issue Completion Therapy

Michael Lukens, PhD

Spring Conference 2016: All Institute Conference

  • Attachment Theory and Group Psychotherapy; Darryl Pure, PhD, ABPP, FAGPA, CGP
  • Mindfulness-Based Group Psychotherapy;  Sarah Kallick, PsyD, CGP and James O’Keefe, JD, LCPC, CGP, NBCCH
  • Screams, Scars, Secrets, Shame: Treating Addiction and Underlying Trauma; Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CADC, CGP
  • Core Course: The Principles of Group Psychotherapy; Hylene Dublin, LCSW, BCD, CGP, LFAGPA and Lawrence A. Viers, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

 Fall Conference 2015:  Modern Gestalt Group Therapy: A Relational Approach to Growth and Healing

Peter Cole, LCSW, CGP, and Daisy Reese, LCSW, CGP

​Past Social Events

Post-Conference Dinner, Spring 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Sociale in Chicago. Our featured presenters will join us. This dinner is open to all who wish to attend (and is self-pay).

IGPS Dinner at the Annual Conference of the American Group Psychotherapy Association

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Carmine’s in New York City.

Post-Conference Dinner, Fall 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016, at Trattoria 10, in Chicago.