SIGs are Special Interest Groups established by HGPS for mental health professionals who share a common interest in a specific area of group psychotherapy. SIGs allow like-minded group psychotherapists to share ideas and strengthen their knowledge through interaction with their colleagues. SIGs vary in size, structure and activity level, but each is open to all interested members.
For more information about joining or creating a SIG, please contact Phuong Nguyen, LMSW, LCDC-I, RN at [email protected].
The types of SIGs available include the following:
ADDICTION AND RECOVERY SIG: Provides a forum for those with an interest and expertise in utilizing group methods for the treatment, healing process and recovery of ALL addictions. Creating a space for community and fellowship that is radically inclusive for all in recovery or interested in recovery. Addiction and Recovery SIG meets monthly for dinner/gathering on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Contact Co-chairs Paul Caluscos, LCSW at [email protected] and Phuong Nguyen, LMSW, LCDC-I, RN at [email protected] if you would like to participate.
JUNGIAN SIG: Delves into the art and craft of Jungian psychology and its contribution to group therapy. Programs and discussions include Jung’s history and writings, Jungian techniques, and the practice of expressive therapies. Every level of experience is welcome.
EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPIES SIG: Explores the use of expressive arts therapy techniques, such as writing, drama, dance, movement, painting, and/or music, in the group setting. Includes didactic and experiential presentations. Attendees do not need to have artistic ability to enjoy and learn from this group.
DIVERSITY SIG: Invites curiosity and openness as we explore the intersectionality and complexity of identity and experience. Using the ADDRESSING model, created by Pamela Hayes, as a guide we will come together for didactic, experiential exercises, and discussion.