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July 2014 – Vol. 24, No. 2


President’s Column
Lee Gillis, Ph.D.
President Gillis is focusing on helping undergraduates connect to both group psychology and group psychotherapy graduate programs.

President-Elect Column
Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., Ph.D.
President-Elect Kivlighan plans to focus on connecting and furthering the group experience asking Society members to videotape conversations about group and the Society.

From Your Editors Column
Tom Treadwell, Ed.D., T.E.P, CGP, and Leann Terry Diederich, Ph.D.
The Society offers a compelling presentation schedule along with CE credits.


Candidate Election Results

Dissertation Award 2013
Learn about Dr. Catherine Shea, recipient of this year’s award.

2014 Division 49 APA Program Summary
Jill Paquin, Ph.D., and Joe Miles, Ph.D.
Division 49’s summary of programs for convention.

Seeking Diversity Award Nomination
Jeanne Bulgin Steffen, Ph.D., CGP
Nominations are due July, 1, 2014


Group Psychotherapy Column: Experiential and Didactic Group Therapy Program: The Sad Lady’s Group
John Breeskin, Ph.D.
Intensive six-week group experiential and didactic therapy program focusings upon communication skills, assertiveness training, and trust-building.

Diversity Column: Increasing Multicultural Competency in Group Psychology: Balancing Etic and Emic Approaches
Jeanne Bulgin Steffen, Ph.D.
The importance of emic (culturally specific) versus etic (culturally universal) factors related to multicultural competency.

Brief Articles

Concurrent Group Therapy with Parents: An Exploratory Study – Part II
Elisabeth Counselman Carpenter, LCSW
Part II- Concurrent group therapy for parents whose children are being treated in group therapy.

Group-Centered After-School Community-Based Prevention Program
Anna Louise Thompson, MA
A Reading Orienteering Club (ROC) 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 in group prevention.

Committee Reports

Treasurer’s Report
Rebecca MacNair-Semands, Ph.D., FAGPA, CGP
The 2014 proposed budget was submitted and approved by the board in January.

Secretary’s Report
Jennifer Alonso, Ph.D., CGP
The energy, ideas and desire to support you as a member of the Society is inspiring.

Diversity Committee’s Report
Jeanne Bulgin Steffen, Ph.D., CGP
Focusing on our major goal of identifying diversity award nominations/ an award recipient.

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

Early Career Psychologists

Highlights from the Early Career Task Force’s Conference Call
Joe Miles, Ph.D.
On June 16, 2014, the ECP group hosted a conference call on “Supervision in Group Therapy.”

Speak Up and Let it Go: Exploring the Meaning Behind Holding Back
Rachel Bitman, MA and Stephanie Carrera, MS
Attending first group therapy class is anxiety-provoking.

Other Information

Group Summit, a Conference for University Counseling Center Professionals
Tevya Zukor, Ph.D., CGP
The University of Pittsburgh will once again be hosting the Group Summit.

A Call for Group Therapy Manuscripts
Chris Teja
A resource to any of you who may be looking for an opportunity to develop or submit a book proposal.