Group Therapy Training Program Annual Symposium

Rose Phelps, MFT, CGP

Saturday March 18, 2017, 9:30am – 12:30pm (3 CEs)

NOTE: Online registration for this event is now closed. There is still space available for walk-in registration at 9 am on the day of the event.

Leading Groups: Psychotherapy and Beyond

Moderator: Rose Phelps, MFT, CGP
Panelists: Jim Fishman, LCSW, CGP, Elaine Cooper, LCSW, DLAGPA, and Marianne Gunther-Murphy MFT, CGP, and Ann Steiner, PhD., MFT, CGP, FAGPA (AGPA Fellow)

The Group Therapy Training Program (GTTP) at The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI) will present its spring symposium on Saturday, March 18th. Join a panel of the Bay Area’s most experienced psychodynamic group psychotherapists as they share current practices and theories on leading groups. Presentations will include insights and applications of group work from therapy to other settings. Some of the topics to be covered: 

  • Group Unconscious
  • Leadership Roles
  • Group Agreements
  • Groups Beyond the Therapy Room



Rose Phelps, MFT, CGP is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and group consultant, currently leading three therapy groups at her private practice in Oakland. She is a past president of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society (NCGPS) and leads workshops and institutes for therapists.



Jim Fishman, LCSW, CGP

Jim Fishman, LCSW, CGP, has a varied private practice of individual, couple and group therapy. He been running groups for over 30 years, where he specializes in how to integrate Stages of Group Development and the 4 Leader roles (Task/Emotional/Scapegoat/Defiant) within interpersonal and psychodynamic frameworks.He is a frequent presenter at the American Group Psychotherapy Association and has authored papers on Co-leadership dynamics, Sexual Compulsivity, AIDS and Countertransference. He has a private practice in San Francisco. Along with Cheryl Krauter, MFT, he recently presented a day-long workshop at TPI on Countertransference, Projective Identification, and Group Leader Disclosure.

Elaine Cooper, LCSW, DLAGPA

Elaine Cooper, LCSW, DLAGPA, is Clinical Professor at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco. She has been awarded the annual Excellence in Teaching Award nine times. She has also taught at Smith College, New York University, New York Medical College, Hunter College, Adelphi University, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of two books, as well as numerous articles and book chapters on group therapy. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Group psychotherapy.

Marianne Gunther-Murphy MFT, CGP

Marianne Gunther-Murphy MFT, CGP, has facilitated groups for 20 years in agencies, for research projects at Stanford University, in hospital settings, in schools and in her private practice. She has taught at the Wright Institute, Kaiser Permanente, The Women’s Therapy Center, NCGPS conferences, The Pacific Center and at the Psychotherapy Institute (TPI). She co-founded the Group Therapy Training Program at TPI and currently serves as President of the TPI Executive Board. She is committed to group work as a powerful way to learn, change and deepen the human bond. She currently facilitates groups on depression, anxiety and relationship issues in her private practice in Oakland.

Ann Steiner, PhD., MFT, CGP, FAGPA (AGPA Fellow)

Ann Steiner, PhD., MFT, CGP, FAGPA (AGPA Fellow), recently served on the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s Board and is Co-Chair of their Medical Issues Special Interest Group. She served as Associate Clinical Professor, U.C.S.F. Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, S.F., for 14 years, and has been a consultant and committee member of The Psychotherapy Institute’s Group Therapy Training Program since it’s inception in 2005. As a professional speaker/ presenter she gives workshops about group work and the Therapist’s Professional Will, nationally and internationally.

Date & Time: Saturday March 18, 2017, 9:30am – 12:30pm (registration at 9am)

Where: Northbrae Community Church, Parlor Room, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707.
Parking: There is a small parking lot behind the church. Street parking also available.
Cost: $25
CE: 3 Credits (approved by CPA for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and psychologists; see Course Policies). $5 additional fee for CE credits.

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NOTE: Online registration for this event is now closed. There is still space available for walk-in registration at 9 am on the day of the event.