Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of New York State Society for Clinical Social Workers

Program Series for New Professionals


0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded for This Program

Friday, December 07, 2018

Course Number: 4      Location: 211 West 56th St. Suite 5K (off Broadway) New York City

Greg MacColl, LCSW

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: 211 West 56th St. Suite 5K (off Broadway) New York City
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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.

Learning Objectives
After attending 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 the 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 thirty five 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 consultations to agencies and hospitals.

Office can accommodate 9 participants.


  • $20  per program ​
  • $150 for entire 9 part program series

On Site:

  • Additional fee of $10.00

Please note:      
          On Site charge takes
          effect on December 6, 2018

For EASY online 
registration click:

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Or call 1-800-288-4279

For inquiries e-mail:

Kristin Kuenzel or Jennifer Wilkes at

Early Registration is strongly encouraged. 
You will receive an email confirming attendance and registration fee
having been paid.  If room capacity has been reached prior to your registration,
you will be added to our waitlist.

For On Site Registration:
Check or money order only, to be made payable to the “ACE Foundation”.

Inclement Weather Policy:
Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

Cancellation Policy:  
Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please
call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at

  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs:
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  • In the event of any grievance please contact Susan A. Klett, Ph.D, Psy.D, LCSW-R, Director of Professional Development at


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