2023 HGPS Institute
It’s Not about the Rupture, It’s about the Repair
presented by Daisy Reese, LCSW and Peter Cole, LCSW
Enacting Racial Justice Through the Exploration ofDiversity, Bias, and Our Lived Narratives
presented by Archandria Owens, PhD
Please join us for a 2.5 day in-person and virtual hybrid Institute on April 27-29, 2023! The Ethics Presentation with Archandria Owens, PhD, Licensed Psychotherapist/Racial Equity Consultant, will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, April 27. Both in-person and livestreaming options will be available for the Keynote Presentation with Daisy Reese, LCSW, and Peter Cole, LCSW, as well as the breakout groups on April 28-29.
Participants can create their own Institute experience by selecting the presentations and/or breakout sessions they wish to attend “a la carte” style. Please indicate on the registration form whether you will be participating in-person or virtually. Reminders with links will be emailed to participants joining us virtually. Lunch will be provided to participants joining us in-person on Friday and Saturday and is included in the registration cost. We will meet in-person at the Norris Conference Centers – Houston Westchase located at 9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102, Houston, TX 77042.
Up to 15 Continuing Education hours are available for Psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, and CGP licenses/certifications, including 3 ethics hours. Clinicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the Institute. Learn more.
Questions? Need help with registration? Contact [email protected]
Schedule of Events
|Thursday, April 27, 2023|
|Ethics Presentation (Virtual): Enacting Racial Justice Through the Exploration of Diversity, Bias, and Our Lived Narratives presented by Archandria Owens, PhD||6:00-9:00 pm|
|Friday, April 28, 2023|
|Keynote Presentation (Hybrid): It’s Not about the Rupture, It’s about the Repair – Part 1 presented by Daisy Reese, LCSW and Peter Cole, LCSW||9:00-11:00 am|
|Keynote Presentation (Hybrid): It’s Not about the Rupture, It’s about the Repair – Part 1 presented by Daisy Reese, LCSW and Peter Cole, LCSW||11:15 am-12:30 pm|
|Keynote Presentation (Hybrid): It’s Not about the Rupture, It’s about the Repair – Part 2 presented by Daisy Reese, LCSW and Peter Cole, LCSW||2:00-3:15 pm|
|Keynote Presentation (Hybrid): It’s Not about the Rupture, It’s about the Repair – Part 2 presented by Daisy Reese, LCSW and Peter Cole, LCSW||3:30-5:00 pm|
|Saturday, April 29, 2023|
|Breakout Groups (Hybrid) – Session 1||8:30-10:00 am|
|Breakout Groups (Hybrid) – Session 2||10:15-11:45 am|
|Lunch||11:45 am-1:00 pm|
|Breakout Groups (Hybrid) – Session 3||1:30-3:00 pm|
|Breakout Groups (Hybrid) – Session 4||3:15-4:45 pm|
|Closing Announcements||4:45-5:00 pm|
Hybrid Keynote Presentation
It’s Not about the Rupture, It’s about the Repair
Friday, April 28, 2023 | 8:00 am-5:00 pm
6 CE credits available
“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall”
In any group, from families to political groups to spiritual communities, ruptures inevitably occur, causing distress and disruption. This is certainly true of therapy groups. During the course of this Institute, participants will learn how to recognize and address ruptures and facilitating repair. An underlying element of almost all group therapy ruptures are the Enduring Relational Themes that are evoked in the current interaction. Working with repair provides the group therapist an opportunity to explore these Enduring Relational Themes.
Through the use of both didactic and experiential learning, you will learn to:
- Identity both subtle and overt ruptures in the group
- Slow down the group process
- Support all the “voices of the field”
- Recognize the Repetitive and Healing Dimensions of group experience
- Explore enduring rela8onal themes evoked with the rupture
- Work with the group therapist’s own feelings and countertransference to help facilitate repair
Daisy Reese, LCSW, CGP and Peter Cole, LCSW, CGP are long-time Group Therapy and Gestalt Therapy trainers and practitioners located in Berkeley California. They are the co-authors of New Directions in Gestalt Group Therapy: Relational Ground, Authentic Self (Routledge, 2018). They have published numerous articles in the fields of Group therapy and Gestalt therapy. In addition to extensive training and certification in Gestalt Therapy, Daisy and Peter are both graduates of the Washington DC School of Psychiatry’s Group Psychotherapy Training Program. Daisy is past president of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS) and Peter was the treasurer for many years. Peter and Daisy have acted as co-chairs of NCGPS’s annual conference several times. Peter served for 30 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with the University of California Davis School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry and is now retired from that position. They train therapists internationally and are frequent institute presenters at American Group Psychotherapy Association national conferences. Peter is also a Financial Services Professional with Securities America Inc. He specializes in Financial Advising and Socially Screened Investments for Mental Health Professionals.
Daisy and Peter are in private practice and are the co-directors of The Sierra Institute for Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. They are married, with five children and six grandchildren. Daisy likes to spend time as a gourmet cook and Peter enjoys playing piano and guitar.
Virtual Ethics Presentation
Enacting Racial Justice Through the Exploration of Diversity, Bias, and Our Lived Narratives
Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 6:00-9:00 pm
3 Ethics CE credits available
“I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable.”
“My clients are not paying to hear my opinions/my concerns.”
“You’re just not supposed to talk about race.”
We are often so much more acquainted with the reasons not to talk about race, that we are not as well-versed in the life-affirming reasons that we need to be naming it. It is often personally uncomfortable or objectionable in some way which leads many to not bring race into their professional realm. This includes mental health professionals. Race discussions in the therapy room are often relegated to a demographics question on intake paperwork or selectively spoken to if we make some assumption that race might be an issue for a particular client. What is often not considered is the fact that our ethics codes governing our practice require our active inquiry, advocacy, and responsibility around racial issues. Come ready for an educational process around race, but much more, come expectant for space to deeply explore our own narratives around race and how they create opportunities and/or barriers to deepening our clinical, and personal, engagement with racial justice.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Share the importance of cultural humility in a mental health professional and one result of intentionally deepening cultural humility.
- Define implicit bias and one way that these biases form.
- Name one historical fact about how the construct of race was formulated in the United States.
- Name one ethical principle that substantiates the need for a deep understanding of race and its impact on therapists and their clients.
- Identify one culture-bound (U.S. culture) barrier to engagement with clients about race, and one way to combat this.
Dr. Archandria Owens is a trauma-informed licensed psychologist with a passion for the promotion of mental health and wellness for all, but with a particular love for doing this work with underserved populations. She specializes in the treatment of racial trauma, grief and loss, relational concerns, religious and spiritual issues, and family of origin trauma recovery in the counseling that she does within her private practice, The Collective Healing Space. Dr. Owens also works as a racial equity consultant through her consulting business, Owens Psychology, which allows her to provide dynamic and interactive training, needs assessments, and tailored consultation services around issues of race to organizations, churches, and mental health collectives in the communities she serves. Dr. Owens is the founder and curator of Healing Black Narratives, an Instagram-based initiative that provides education, promotes healing, and prioritizes the Black experience making the work that Dr. Owens does more accessible to others.
Hybrid Breakout Groups
More information coming soon.
Cost and Registration
|HGPS Member||Non-Members||Students||Agency (3+ people)|
|Ethics||$115||$130||$90||$105 (per person)|
|1 Day Institute||$230||$265||$110|
|Ethics & 1 Day Institute||$305||$360||$155|
|2 Day Institute||$340||$400||$165||$300 (per person)|
|Ethics & 2 Day Institute||$390||$440||$175||$345 (per person)|
If cost is a barrier to participation, please contact Ramsha Momin at [email protected].
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We invite agencies to join the Institute and offer a discount when 3 or more people from an agency attend. Please email [email protected] to register.
Norris Conference Center – Houston Westchase
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102 Houston, TX 77042
2023 HGPS Institute Committee
HGPS thanks the Institute Committee. The Institute would not be possible without the work of the Institute Committee members.
Ramsha Momin, LMSW (co-chair)
Heather Murphy, LPC-S (co-chair)
Jennifer Markey, PhD, MEd, CGP
HGPS follows the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council rules for acceptable continuing education for continuing education providers. The Council oversees Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. While the Council no longer pre-approves or regulates continuing education providers and programs, our continuing education credits are accepted by the Council.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.