New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Met-Chapter Co-sponsored with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:


3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Course Number: 177      Location: Manhattan


Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: Registration: 9:00am-9:45am
  Seminar: 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: The Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies
16 West 10th Street
New York, N.Y. 10011

This workshop will address the importance of client preparation for group therapy, including the importance of interviewing each client in order to assess his or her ability to be in a group situation. Ways to assess one’s past group experience and to describe the group contract including the issue of the fee, the day and time of the group as well as a cancellation policy will be covered.  The presenter will prepare participants for a demonstration group. This will provide attendees with an opportunity to witness how a group is started, how the leader bridges members to other members, and how the leader encourages emotional communication between the members. It will also provide an experience of the process to those who volunteer to be members of the group demonstration. A lively discussion will follow, including feedback from the participants of the group as well as comments and questions from the audience.

Handouts:  Bibliography/References

Facilitator will start with a description of group therapy.  Go into the preparation of members to enter group. Go over the importance of the contract. (About 30 minutes) And begin to describe the demonstration group, informing the members who may volunteer what they can expect. What is being asked of them. Asking for about 8 volunteers. Beginning the Demo group (75 minutes). Debriefing the members in the demo group. 15 minutes. Asking for feedback from the members who observed the demo group. (20 minutes). Time for evaluations (10 minutes).      

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of the pre-group interview including the suitability of the member for group and identify expectations of the member once in a group.
  2. Describe the importance of the contract including the fee, the time and day, the cancellation policy and confidentiality.  
  3. Identify four ways to bridge member to member and to facilitate emotional communication.

Greg MacColl, LCSW
is a faculty member at the Center for Group Studies; Chair of Group Therapy for the Met Chapter of NYSSCSW and is a member of the Institute Committee for the AGPA. Mr. MacColl has been in private practice with offices in both Manhattan and Forest Hills for 35 years His article The Art of Bridging-Revisited has been published in the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy (2016). He runs both therapy and supervision groups and provides consultation to agencies and hospitals.

Level of Experience:  Beginning level

NYSED Approved for:
Licensed Psychoanalysts (LP)  #P-0017
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) #MFT-0028
Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) - #MHC-0045


Who Should Attend: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners and family and marriage/couple counselors

  • Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding course content, registration and disability access please Contact Kristin or Jennifer:
  • In the event of any grievance please contact Dr. Susan Klett, Psy.D, LCSW-R, BCD, Director of Professional Development at

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #0056; Licensed Psychoanlalysts #P-0017; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0028 and Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0045

”Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of NYSSCSW, provider #1413, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of SocialWork Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The ACE Foundation of NYSSCSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/15/2016-7/15/2017. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.0 continuing education clock hours.”

Event Registration

Event Registration & Networking:

Seminar:    10:00am-1:00pm

Fee:          Members $60
                  Non-members $75
                  Students with ID: $30
On Site:   Additional fee of $10.00

Mailed to:    Karen Kaufman, Ph.D.
                       132 East 72nd Street 
                       New York, NY 10021

Please include:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing and Email address
  • NY State License Number
  • Member/Non-Member Status

Note: Check, money order or cash only.

Check or money order are to be made payable to “NYSSCSW”.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation received at least (5) days before the event will be fully refundable.

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