November 2014 – Vol. 24, No.3

November 2014 – Vol. 24, No. 3


President’s Column
Lee Gillis, Ph.D.
President Gillis is focusing on a functioning group.

President-Elect Column
Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., Ph.D.
President-Elect Kivlighan recognizing excellence.

Editors Column
Tom Treadwell, Ed.D., T.E.P, CGP, and Leann Terry Diederich, Ph.D.
It was nice seeing many of you at the APA Annual Convention.


Call for Nominations for President-elect and for Member-at-large
Self-nominations will also be considered.


Group Psychotherapy Column: Experiential and Didactic Group Therapy Program: The Sad Lady’s Group
John Breeskin, Ph.D.
Negativity as a Group Dynamic

Diversity Column: Diversity Committee Activities in 2014
Jeanne Bulgin Steffen, Ph.D.
Awarding of the 2014 Diversity Award, summary of the diversity committee symposium at APA, and recruiting new members.

Brief Articles

Univeristy-Community Group-Centered Prevention Project with At-Risk Students: Four Year Study
Anna Louise Thompson, MA
A Reading Orienteering Club program allowing children who are failing in reading, to learn the basics following a group modality.

Prevention Corner: Training Groups in Prevention
Elaine Clanton Harpine, Ph.D.
Training programs for prevention groups.

Committee Reports

Treasurer’s Report
Rebecca MacNair-Semands, Ph.D., FAGPA, CGP
Report of the convention costs for 2014.

Secretary’s Report
Jennifer Alonso, Ph.D., CGP

Group Specialty Report
Nina Brown, Ed.D.

APA Council Report
Sally Barlow, Ph.D., ABPP
Summary of action items

Early Career Psychologists

The Early Career Psychologist Update
Leann T. Diederich, Ph.D. and Tracy Thomas, Psy.D.
Recently recognized as the Division with the Best ECP Engagement.

Other Information

New Journal for Group Practitioners
Joe Powers, Ph.D.

Group Training Survey: May 2014
Lee Gillis, Ph.D.

2014 Division 49 APA Convention Poster Awards
Rosamond Smith, M.A.

Women in Leadership
Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., ABPP and Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D., ABPP
Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Leadership

Book Review

Group Work Leadership: An Introduction for Helpers by Robert K. Conyne
Donald E. Ward Ph.D.