Welcome to the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, the Regional Affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.  Please take a moment to explore everything that we have to offer, including membership and its benefits, conferences, events, group psychotherapy training, publications, and referrals to groups and individual therapists.

Upcoming Events:

Manhattan Discussion Group

Friday, April 10th, 2015  
Psychic distortion in relationships:
How couples help each other get cured
(More information)

EGPS Spring Event

Friday, May 15, 2015

“The Color Bind: Talking and Not Talking about Race in Groups”
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Discussions of race are still too often experienced as taboo. Even when people recognize that racial dynamics are at play, they can remain unsure how to address it, and opt to remain silent for fear of offending others, causing conflict, or being seen as racist—a phenomenon our presenters refer to as “the color bind.”

What is our role as group leaders, members of organizations, and professionals in addressing the Color Bind? What are the barriers to becoming more cognizant of the impact of race? How do we participate in discussions of race in ways that are progressive and healing? Drawing on their research in this area, Drs. Erica Foldy and Tamara Buckley will discuss factors that inhibit and facilitate meaningful discussions of race and along with our Moderator Dr. Paul Browde lead us in an exploration of the above questions.

Drs. Erica Foldy and Tamara Buckley are the authors of The Color Bind: Talking (and Not Talking) About Race at Work.

Erica Foldy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. She is also an Affiliated Faculty Affiliated Faculty member with the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management in Boston.

Tamara Buckley, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Hunter College in the Counseling Program and at The Graduate Center in Critical Social-Personality Psychology. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a M.S. in Organizational Psychology both from Columbia University, Teachers College. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice.

Paul Browde, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice, a faculty member for the Narrative Medicine Program at Columbia University and co-founder of Narativ Inc. He works in private practice with both individuals and couples exploring the relational space and the reciprocal relationship between listening and telling. As co-founder of Narativ he has worked closely with the Open Society Foundations, teaching advocacy through personal storytelling.

For further information: Hilary Levine at or 212 799-4452; or Amanda Michael at or 203 536-1770, Spring Event Co-Chairs, or the EGPS office at or 631 385-0763.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

EGPS will honor

Shoshana Ben-Noam
Herb Rabin
Marie Rothschild

for their contributions to EGPS
and join us as EGPS Celebrates its 60th ANNIVERSARY!

EGPS Annual Conference

Alive in the Moment: Why Group Matters and How We Make It So

November 20 & 21, 2015

The Riverside Church, New York City

To Submit a Proposal for the 2015 Conference please click this link:
Call for Proposal