Tom Treadwell, Ed.D., T.E.P, CGP
Leann Terry Diederich, Ph.D.
It was nice seeing many of you at the AGPA Annual Convention in Boston and we are looking forward to APA’s Convention in Washington, DC, this August. This is an excellent way to get and stay reconnected, gain new skills and knowledge, and come together as part of a larger group to revitalize and enjoy each other’s company.
In this issue, you can read about the following:
- President Lee Gillis is focused on helping undergraduates connect to both group psychology and group psychotherapy graduate programs. Currently Lee has developed a team of students and Early Career Psychologists (ECPs) who are constructing a survey of graduate programs to ascertain the depth and breadth of their graduate studies in-group. Additionally, he would also like to help doctoral students seeking internships emphasizing group work to be able to identify them more easily.
- President-Elect Dennis Kivlighan, Jr. plans to focus on connecting and furthering the group experience that our current president has established to intensify a stronger connection between group psychology and group psychotherapy.
Members may recall that over the past three years a discussion regarding the format of The Group Psychologist surfaced and we elected to have the newsletter delivered as an online electronic newsletter, PDF version. Starting with this issue we have upgraded our electronic edition to an easier navigational format allowing members to traverse the pages quickly on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. We feel this is an excellent way to offer expanded content in an electronic format to our membership beyond the content on the Division website.
This issue has links to individual articles, tabs across the top and bottom of pages (for current issue, past issues, instructions to authors, link to website, about TGP/the Division, how to join the division, and a link to Facebook). Other features include a photo gallery, a way to sign-up to follow the site (e.g., get emails when it’s updated), a search feature, archives by month, and categories (types of articles). If you like one of the articles you read, be sure to comment, send it via email to a colleague, or “like” it on Facebook.
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