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Early Career Psychologists

Notes from the North

We are pleased to introduce TGP readers to a new column, Notes from the North, in which we’ll be hearing from our colleagues in Canada. In this first column you’ll find an introduction and general background on the CGPA from their President, Dr. Kasra Khorsani. We hope that this column can provide a “virtual pen-pal” relationship with our colleagues up north. So, if you have questions for them, please pass them along, div49group@gmail.com, and we’ll feature your question and the response from CGPA in upcoming issues of TGP.

Kasra Khorsani, Ph.D.
Kasra Khorsani, Ph.D.

Hello from Canada!

We are CGPA: Group Therapy, Group Training, Group Facilitation. We are a vibrant multidisciplinary association of group psychotherapists who work together to foster and provide education and training for mental health professionals in group psychotherapy across Canada. Furthermore, CGPA aims to encourage research in group psychotherapy; to set national standards for quality in training, practice and research; and to gather together group therapists from various disciplines in a spirit of professional development and mutual learning.

Our annual conference took place October 19 to 21 in Toronto, and was accredited by the American Medical Association, the European Union of Medical Specialists, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We see this accreditation as important as a way to give value to the people south of border to make a trip to our conferences. We will try to carry this forward for future conferences.

Our Sunday night seminars are now free for members and non-members. We encourage Division 49 Members to call into our seminars for free, check out our listing online for the schedule: http://cgpa.ca/sunday-evening-educational-seminars/

We are excited about our recently launched mentorship program in which our senior members are able to support and be a guiding light to our junior and student members. You might hear more about this in an upcoming Notes from the North column.

Let me close with a bit of a discussion how our process groups at conferences might differ from ones that you might be used to. In our groups in general, we tend to be less confrontational and less passionately engaged. We tend to be more accepting and more gentle with each others’ differences and we value tolerance and forgiveness a little more than our southern members might have experienced elsewhere. This I feel is both our strength and our weakness. 🙂

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News

Division 49 Co-Chairs Call for Proposals

Greetings, Members:

As programming co-chairs for the convention, Debra and I are excited to be part of the planning of what is sure to be another exciting Division 49 program! We wanted to alert you to upcoming opportunities to submit group psychology and group psychotherapy proposals.

Throughout the year, there will be several opportunities to submit proposals for programming at the convention. The next approaching deadline is for submissions of APA Continuing Education (CE) Workshop Proposals. For more information on CE Workshop proposals, please see http://www.apa.org/convention/convention-proposals.pdfCE Workshop proposals are due by Nov. 14th.

The next submission deadline is for Division Individual and Program Proposals. Division 49 welcomes submissions of the following types of proposals: papers, posters, symposia, conversation hours, and skill building sessions. For more information on Division proposals, please see http://www.apa.org/convention/convention-proposals.pdfDivision proposals are due by Dec. 1.

Lastly, APA Film Festival proposals are due by Dec. 22.

Please feel free to contact Division 49’s Program Co-Chairs for the 2017 convention, Martin Kivlighan (martin-kivlighan@uiowa.edu) or Debra O’Connell (d.oconnell2@gmail.com) with any questions or requests.

We look forward to seeing you all in Washington, DC for the 2017 APA Convention!

Best,

Martin and Debra

Martin Kivlighan, Ph.D.
Martin Kivlighan, Ph.D.
Debra O'Connell, Ph.D.
Debra O’Connell, Ph.D.
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Elections

Division 49 Candidate Results

Division 49 — Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy Election Results

President

Giorgio A. Tasca, Ph.D.
Giorgio A. Tasca, Ph.D.

Secretary

Joe Miles, Ph.D.
Joe Miles, Ph.D.

Member-at- Large

Irene Deitrich, Ph.D.
Irene Deitrich, Ph.D.

Student Representative

Keri Frantell, M.S.
Keri Frantell, M.S.

Division Representative to APA Council

Sally Barlow, Ph.D.
Sally Barlow, Ph.D.