Training and Education Webinar Series

Division 49 Fall Training and Education Webinar Series

Join us for the Fall Training and Education Webinar Series which will highlight chapters from the recent publication:  The College Counselor’s Guide to  Group Psychotherapy.  (2018).  New York:  Routledge Press.

Advertising and how to sign up for this Zoom Webinar Series will be coming out on the Division 49 membership listserv and website in late August/early September

The Art of the Sell: Marketing Groups Scott A. Kaplan September 26 noon EST

Dr. Scott Kaplan will focus on how to use marketing and networking to build a thriving group program in educational environments and other clinical settings. He will identify the goal of marketing, the effectiveness of group counseling, how to create a positive group culture,  information about diversity and cultural issues relevant to marketing efforts, how to “sell” group to clients, marketing and networking strategies and techniques, and different types of advertising.  Come join in the presentation and discussion.

Racial and Social Justice Implications on the Practice of Group Psychotherapy Michele Ribeiro and Marcée Turner October 17 noon EST

Drs. Michele Ribeiro and Marcée Turner will highlight larger system level issues, such as events of a socio-political and socio-cultural nature, and their implications on various levels of the group including the organizations we work in, the staff we work with and the therapy groups we facilitate.  They will invite discussion on how to subsume a social justice advocacy role in minimizing bias and oppression and creating structural changes that affect multiple systems and therapy groups in more positive and equitable ways. Come join in the presentation and discussion.

November:  TBD

Group Co-Facilitation: Creating a Collaborative Partnership Wendy Freedman and Leann T. Diederich December 12 noon EST

Drs. Wendy Freedman and Leann Diederich will focus on co-facilitating groups in college counseling centers and other clinical settings. They will examine the benefits of co-facilitation and variables that contribute to co-leader satisfaction and efficacy.  To maximize the likelihood that groups will run successfully, the presenters will highlight the importance of pre-group and ongoing co-facilitator meetings and provide specific recommendations how to coordinate facilitation approaches and plan the nuts and bolts of the group. They will lead a discussion on identifying methods to create collaborative, effective, and trusting co-leader working relationships.


Other Information

2017 Webinar Series

Dear Colleagues,

Division 49 is pleased to announce our 2017 Webinar Series, featuring authors from our special issue of Group Dynamics (September, 2016) focusing on Statistical Methods in Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. These webinars are free and open to the public. Click here to view the flyer!

Do you ever wonder how groups are different or distinguished from a collection of individuals? Are you curious how you would analyze this statistically? Our first speaker in this Statistical Methods Webinar Series is Dr. Joseph Bonito, from the University of Arizona. He will help us understand one way to address this problem through his presentation, “Estimation and Application of the Latent Group Model”. You can read his article on this topic here, (Access to the journal article is free with membership in Division 49.)

Join us on Friday, February 24th at 12:00-1:00 PM (Eastern) for this free webinar. If you can’t attend, but would like a recorded version of the talk emailed to you, please register and it will be sent after the presentation. See the attached flyer for a more detailed description of his talk.

To register for the webinar, please go to

Be sure to save the date for the next two webinars in this series, March 24th at Noon (Eastern) and April 28th at 8 am(Eastern).

Please contact us at with any questions.

Kind regards,

Leann Diederich, Ph.D.
Leann Diederich, Ph.D.







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