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.
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.