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 Upcoming Events :

August 13th, 2020

GPALA Group Chat :The ID in COVID

An Online Group Chat

Moderated by: Annabel Raymond, LMFT, CGP and Shana B. Diskant, LMFT

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

GPALA is now offering Group Chats. These are meant to be a space for continuing conversation about group therapy, with each chat focused on a new topic or theme.

Aggression, addiction and frustrated desire seem to be hallmarks of the pandemic psyche. In this group chat we invite participants to share their experience around how quarantine has affected expression and gratification of primal needs, wants, appetites and impulses. Through interactive discussion, we will examine implications for clinical practice and discuss how to harness these critical elements of life force for optimal mental and emotional well-being.

Cost is FREE!

September 11th- 12th, 2020

GPALA Annual Conference

The Evidence Based Group Psychotherapist

Distinguished Presenter: Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA

This ONLINE conference will examine the factors that contribute to therapist effectiveness in group therapy, looking at the finding that, although the psychotherapies are generally equivalently effective, not all therapists are equally effective. The presentation  will address the research that guides the  evidence based group therapist to maximize her effectiveness, with an associated  focus on what unfolds at the level of the therapeutic relationship in group therapy that can improve or impede clinical effectiveness. This course will also include a demonstration group with the presenter.

About our Presenter:

Dr. Molyn Leszcz is Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. He is the President of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Dr Leszcz served as Psychiatrist- in-Chief at Sinai Health System from 2006-2017 and as Vice Chair, Clinical for Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, from 2010-2017.
Dr. Leszcz’s academic and clinical work has focused on improving integration in psychiatric care and broadening the application of the psychotherapies within psychiatry. He co-authored with Irvin Yalom, the 5 th edition of the Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (2005). The 6th edition will be available in late 2020. A co-authored book in the Psychotherapy Essentials to Go series, Achieving Psychotherapy Effectiveness, was published in 2015.

Scholarships will be available

12 CE credits will be available for FULL attendance.

Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE courses that are provided by APA-approved CE Sponsors are recognized and accepted for CE credit for MFTs, and LCSWs in California. GPALA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required to receive credit.