Contributors To Group Therapy

Uri Amit, EdD, is a former chief psychologist (psychologist IV) at the Massachusetts Treatment Center for the Sexually Dangerous Persons, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He is currently a senior clinician at the Ann Klein Forensic Center-Special Treatment Unit in Avenel, New Jersey. He is a diplomate of the American College of Forensic Examiners.

Ainara Arnoso, PhD, Master in Group Analysis, is a teacher at the Department of Social Psychology and Methodology of CCC at the University of the Basque Country (UPV) Spain. She works as a researcher and implements applied psychology with groups sharing the same critical facts.

Shari Baron, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CGP, is a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist and certified group psychotherapist who has been in private practice in suburban Philadelphia for over twenty-five years, where she leads long-term, insight-oriented psychotherapy groups. For thirteen years she has also been a clinical associate at The Wellness Community of Philadelphia where she facilitates support groups with cancer survivors and their families. Shari is past president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA, is in private practice in New York City with a specialty in the treatment of trauma. He is a past president of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. His journal article, "In the Belly of the Beast: Traumatic Countertransference" IJGP, 55(1) 2005, co-authored with Dr. Bonnie Buchele, received the 2007 Alonso Award for Excellence to the Literature in Psychodynamic Group Theory."

Shoshana Ben-Noam, PsyD, CGP, is on the faculty of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and Pace University in New York City, and the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, Boston, Massachusetts. She received the American Group Psychotherapy Association 2007 Affiliate Society Assembly Award and is in private practice in New York City.

Robert A. Berley, PhD, CGP, is a psychologist in private practice in Seattle, Washington, and has taught group dynamics and group therapy at Seattle University and at the Washington School of Professional Psychology.

Toby Berman, PsyD, is on staff at Mount Sinai and Miami Heart Hospital in Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Berman practices group and individual psychotherapy as well as psychological testing.

Melissa Black, PhD, CGP, is a founding clinical member of the Dallas Group Analytic Practice. Additionally, she teaches and supervises group therapy in a number of university settings and maintains a group psychotherapy practicum site for master's and doctoral level students at the Austin Street Centre in Dallas.

Claudia P. Calabrese, LCSW, is a social worker practicing in Hollywood, Florida, and is an adjunct professor in the MSW program at Barry University. She works with a culturally diverse population of adolescents and their families, focusing on substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, and behavioral issues. Her experience in this field includes work with addiction disorders, severe mental illness, and dually diagnosed populations.

David Cantor, PsyD, a graduate from Nova Southeastern University, is in private practice in East Tennessee. He also is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University.

Joan E. Childs, LCSW, is a clinical social worker specializing in inner child work and second stage recovery. Joan is certified in many modalities such as NLP, (neuro-linguistic programming), EMDR, (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), hypnosis, PAIRS, (practical applications for intimate relationship skills), and original pain work.

Norman Claringbull, D Psych, MSc, BSc, is a British Association Senior Accredited Psychotherapist who is based in the United Kingdom where he is head of counselling and psychotherapy studies at the University of Southampton. In addition to his academic teaching and writing, he maintains a small private practice and, as an acknowledged organizational counselling consultant, he is frequently retained as an advisor/practitioner by many private companies and governmental agencies.

Avraham Cohen, PhD, RCC, CCC, has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for twenty years, and is teaching faculty and internship coordinator in the M. A. Counseling Psychology program at City University of Seattle in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is widely published and presents regularly at professional conferences.

Mark A. Cohen, PsyD, received his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University and now practices in Cleveland, Ohio. He has a diverse practice consisting of therapy, evaluations, and testing of adults, children, and geriatrics.

Tal-Li Cohen, MA, is a clinical and educational psychologist, family therapist, and riding instructor practicing in Israel. In the past year, she has developed a unique therapy approach using horses in her therapeutic paradigm.

Dave M. Cooperberg, MA, MFT, CGP, has been a member of AGPA since 1989. He has run workshops on the effectiveness of humor in psychotherapy and has been in private practice in San Francisco for the past thirty years. His specialty client population is gay-identified men.

Justin A. D'Arienzo, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in the states of Florida and Alabama and is EMDR certified. He is a lieutenant in the United States Navy and is the ship psychologist stationed aboard the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier home ported in Yokosuka, Japan.

Ellen Decker, PsyD, is a licensed professional counselor with a doctorate in clinical psychology. In addition to her work with urban youth, she has a private counseling practice—"Strong Women/ Smart Women"—specializing in issues important to women.

Patricia Kyle Dennis, PhD, specializes full time in the treatment of eating disorders in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1985, she has led seventy-five short-term psychoeducational groups and two long-term psychotherapy groups.

Carol Scott Drury, PhD, NCC, CRC is in private practice in Maryland. Early in her career she trained in group work at the Psycho-drama Institute in Los Angeles and currently uses the Imago Model of Relationships when working with couples. In addition, she addresses the mind/body connection by using guided imagery in her work with clients.

Ellen J. Fehr, MS, LMHC, conducts all-women groups and has been co-leading mixed-gender groups with her husband, Scott, since 1984.

Danielle L. Fraenkel, PhD, ADTR, NCC, LCAT, LMHC, director of Kinections and creator of LivingDance runs dance/movement therapy and LivingDance~LivingMusic groups in a wide range of settings—from partial hospital programs and therapeutic foster care to private practice and wellness retreat centers. Areas of specialty include eating disorders, mood disorders, confidence building, and the breaking of creative blocks.

Michael P. Frank, MA, MFT, CGP, FAGPA, is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified group psychotherapist who has been leading therapy groups in his private practice in Los Angeles, California, since 1984. He is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Society and a past president of the Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Society.

Myrna L. Frank, PhD, is an experienced clincial psychologist and a certified group therapist in private practice in Highland Park, New Jersey. She treats adolescents and adults with relationship issues, anxiety, abuse histories, depression, and obesity.

Robi Friedman, PhD, is president of the Israel Association for Group Psychotherapy. He is a founding member of the Israel Institute for Group Analysis and Haifa University faculty. Dr. Friedman also is Chair of the Education Committee of the International Association for Group Psychotherapy and is an international lecturer and author.

Martha Gilmore, PhD, CGP, is a licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist in private practice in Davis and Sacramento, California. She has extensive experience in conducting, training, and supervising group psychotherapy at the local national and international levels.

Thomas A. Glass, PhD, CGP, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Honolulu, and also teaches graduate courses at the University of Hawaii. A certified group psychotherapist (American Group Psychotherapy Association), Dr. Glass completed advanced training in Gestalt therapy under the direction of Jim Simkin, PhD, Big Sur, California.

David Glyn, BA, Dip Gr Psy, has been practicing in London for fifteen years, as a group analytic psychotherapist. Part of his work week is spent in the Student Counseling Service at City University.

Joshua M. Gross, PhD, CGP, ABPP, is psychologist and group psychotherapy coordinator at The University Counseling Center, Florida State University. Dr. Gross writes and speaks on group-therapy-related topics, serves as national examination coordinator for the Specialty Certification Diploma in Group Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and maintains an independent practice of group and family psychology in Tallahassee, Florida.

Sean Grover, LCSW, is a columnist for the national Buddhist weekly, The World Tribune, in which he often explores the relationship between Buddhism and psychotherapy. His private practice is one of the largest child and adolescent group therapy practices in New York City.

Arnold W. Hammari, MSW, LCSW, is retired from the United States Air Force and has a master's degree in social work. He is employed as a clinician by the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections. He has been married thirty-two years, has four children, and ten grandchildren.

Vivien Henderson BA, Grad Dip App Psych, is a registered psychologist and individual and group psychotherapist. She worked as a clinician in the Post Traumatic Stress Disorders Outpatient Unit with war veterans at the Austin Repatriation Hospital Heidleberg, Melbourne, Australia.

Russell Hopfenberg, PhD, CGP, is a consulting associate in medical psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. He is a past president of the Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society and maintains a private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Miriam Iosupovici, MSW, is in private practice with offices in Imperial Beach and San Diego, California. She retired from UCSD (University of California, San Diego) where she coordinated the student Psychological & Counseling Services group program, developing and facilitating their APA-accredited internship group therapy training component.

Chad V. Johnson received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University in counseling psychology. He is an assistant professor of human relations at the University of Oklahoma, as well as a licensed psychologist. His research and clinical interests include the interface of spirituality and psychology, group psychotherapy, body-oriented and experiential psychotherapies, and applications of social justice in counseling practice.

Marvin Kaphan, MSW, is a BCD certified group therapist and former president of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Southern California. He has engaged in the full-time private practice of psychotherapy since 1960, where he has maintained six ongoing groups for over forty years. He gives demonstrations and lectures throughout the United States and Canada including two at the American Psychiatric Association.

Ava J. Kotch, PsyD, is in private practice in Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Kotch does individual and group psychotherapy and works primarily with geriatrics. She is on staff at Mount Sinai and Miami Heart Hospital.

Mary Jago Krueger, MSEd, CGP, is a licensed clinical professional counselor, clinical supervisor, and educator for over twenty years. She currently splits her time between her private practice and a not-for-profit clinic in Illinois.

V. K. Kumar, PhD, is a professor of psychology at West Chester University and is a clinical associate at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Carol Lark, PhD, ATR-BC, CGP, is a board certified art therapist and certified group psychotherapist in private practice in St. Louis. She holds a doctorate in applied psychology and is assistant professor in the graduate art therapy counseling program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She has trained extensively at the Toronto Centre for Psychodrama and Sociometry and uses action and art methods in both clinical practice and teaching.

T. Wing Lo, PhD, is a professor, social worker, and criminologist who teaches group counseling at City University of Hong Kong, China. He had been a street gang worker for seventeen years and now focuses on "teaching counseling through counseling the counselors."

Rebecca MacNair-Semands, PhD, CGP, is currently the associate director of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Counseling Center and a licensed psychologist. She has written over twenty-five publications, including such topics as ethical issues in group therapy, empirically based group interventions and assessment, grief groups, therapeutic factors in groups, and group norms.

Cristina Martínez-Taboada Kutz, PhD, Master in Group Analysis, is a professor at the Department of Social Psychology and Methodology of CCC at the University of the Basque Country (UPV) Spain. She is a member and chairwoman of the Spanish Society of Group's Psychotherapy. She has been leading research and applied programs with people sharing the same critical fact since 1992.

Edward W.C. McAllister is a professor of psychology at Russell Sage College and Sage Graduate in School in Albany and Troy, New York. He has a BS, MS, and PhD from the State University of New York at Albany. He is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in New York State.

Anne M. Slocum McEneaney, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at New York University and in private practice in New York City. She writes, lectures, supervises, and leads workshops in the areas of group psychotherapy, eating disorders, and the body in psychotherapy.

Susan J. Mendelsohn, PsyD (aka Dr. Susie), is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, professor, and consultant. She maintains a private practice in Cincinati, Ohio, and is an expert in eating disorders and related illnesses. Her highly acclaimed book, Its Not About the Weight: Attacking Eating Disorders from the Inside Out, has been recently released.

John Mendez, PhD, received his doctorate in social work from Barry University where he is an adjunct professor of social work. He currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs, in their Miami Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic.

Lise Motherwell, PhD, PsyD, is on the faculty, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, Massachusetts General Hospital and in private practice in Brookline. She is immediate past president of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and recently co-edited with Joseph Shay, Complex Dilemmas in Group Therapy: Pathways to Resolution (2005).

Leyla Navaro, MA, is an individual, couples, and group psychotherapist in private practice in Istanbul. She is an author and presenter on gender issues, concentrating in particular on gender differences in anger, power, dependency, and interdependency issues, jealousy, envy, and competition.

Toby Ellen Newman, LCSW, is director of Senior Adult Services of the Jewish Family Service in Houston, Texas. She specializes in working with clients and families around issues of illness, grief and bereavement. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and a founding member of the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.

Carla Penna is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and group psychotherapist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is now a PhD candidate completing her dissertation on groups. To her credit she is the former president of Brazilian Group Psychotherapy Association (ABPG), and a full member of the Group Analytic Society of London (GAS). She also is a full member of the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies (IFPS).

Jondra Pennington, MS, is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in La Quinta, California. She is an associate clinical member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association whose clinical interests include dialectical behavior therapy, the treatment of eating disorders and trauma.

Margaret M. Postlewaite, PhD, CGP, maintains a full-time private practice of individual and group psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and supervision in White Plains, New York. Currently she is past president of the Western Group Psychotherapy Society, Web master and board member of the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society, and co-chair of the Groups in Private Practice Special Interest Group for the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

Dan Raviv, PhD, CGP, is a New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been treating adults and adolescents in private practice since 1971. He is a founding member of the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists and a Clinical Member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Raviv has conducted workshops for the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Association, and the Israeli Group Psychotherapy Association annual conferences.

Ben Rippa, PhD, is a full member of the Group-Analytic Society (London). He is a staff member of training courses, University of Haifa (postgraduate program) and Kivunim, Institute of Analytic Psychodrama, Tel Aviv (three-year graduate program).

Gregorio Armananzas Ros, MD, is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, group analyst, and organizational consultant. He works in individual and group psychotherapy in private practice and also works in consultancy.

Bennett Roth, PhD, is a clinician in private practice in New York City and a training analyst and on faculty at IPTAR. He is an author, editor, and contributor to multiple journals about group therapy and movies.

George Max Saiger, MD, is clinical director of the Senior Intensi ve Outpatient Program at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney, Maryland, and was the founding director of the Center of Study of Psych-otherapies for the Aging at the Washington School of Psychiatry in Washington, DC. Dr. Saiger is a fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and is affiliated with the National Group Psychotherapy Institute of the Washington School of Psychiatry.

Gary L. Sandelier, MS, LMHC, is a group psychotherapist specializing in men's issues including interpersonal difficulties, sports-related motivation, and business development with its concomitant stresses.

Sheila Sazant, MS, is a registered mental health counselor intern specializing in individual, group, and family therapy.

Steven L. Schklar, BA, CGP, is a clinical member and past president of The Ontario Society of Psychotherapists. He is a certified group psychotherapist in private practice in Toronto, Ontario. His group practice includes psychodynamic long-term mixed-gender groups. He also leads support and psychotherapy groups for The Artists' Health Center at Toronto Western Hospital.

Chana Schneider, BEd, BS, holds a teaching certificate in special education including a certificate in therapeutic interventions in animal assisted therapy, and is in private practice with individuals and groups, Jerusalem, Israel.

Stanley Schneider, PhD, is a supervising and training psychoanalyst, and group analyst. Dr. Schneider is chairman and professor at the Integrative Psychotherapy Program, Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Daniel S. Schoenwald, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Hollywood, Florida, and conducts therapy with adults, adolescents, and children. He is also professor of psychology in the master's program at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches group psychotherapy and adult psychopathology.

Tal Schwartz, MA, is an expressive art, family, and couples therapist. She combines group processes and art therapy as an integrative part of her work. She is a member of both the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and a member of the Israeli Association of Group Psychotherapy.

Sharan L. Schwartzberg, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Medford, MA. Her teaching, practice, and research primarily focus on group interventions in occupational therapy. Dr. Schwartzberg has, to her credit, written several successful books, chapters, and articles in her distinguished career.

Jerrold Lee Shapiro, PhD, is professor and chair of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University in California. He has been doing group therapy for forty-two years, teaching group leadership in graduate mental health programs for thirty-eight years and has authored two books on group therapy process.

Joseph Shay, PhD, is in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also serves on the faculty of the joint McLean Hospital/ Massachusetts General Hospital training program, and is an instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He has co-edited two books (Odysseys in Psychotherapy and Complex Dilemmas in Group Therapy) and has joined Scott Rutan and Walter Stone to co-author the fourth edition of Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy.

Roberta L. Slavin, PhD, LP, is a licensed psychoanalyst who has also worked as a teacher, school psychologist, and mentor to new teachers for many years.

Barney Straus, MSW, CGP, is on staff at Working Sobriety Chicago and at the Counseling Center of Lakeview, both in Chicago. He also teaches classes in group therapy at Roosevelt University and at Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work.

Thomas Treadwell, EdD, is a professor of psychology at West Chester University and is a clinical associate at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Maria van Noort, PsyD, is in private practice in Amsterdam. Dr. van Noort works with individuals, couples, and groups. She is a freelance consultant and supervisor and training analyst. Dr. van Noort is a member of the board of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (IAGP).

Steven L. Van Wagoner, PhD, CGP, is a faculty member of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute of the Washington School of Psychiatry, and adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland. He is in private practice in Washington, DC, and has written and presented on many topics pertaining to group psychotherapy.

Robert L. Weber, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, is a faculty member of Harvard Medical School's Department of Psychiatry and on the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital's Center for Group Therapy. The author of the American Group Psychotherapy Association's Certified Group Psychotherapist's Training Manual, Principles of Group Psychotherapy, he is also a committee member of the Initiative on Spirituality and Psychotherapy at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He is in private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Haim Weinberg, PhD, Certified Group Psychotherapist, Certified Group Analyst, is an Israeli clinical licensed psychologist, now living in the United States. He is past president of the Israeli Association of Group Psychotherapy and has published more than a dozen articles about group therapy and co-edited a book on the large group. Dr. Weinberg is the list owner of the very popular group psychotherapy discussion list on the Internet since 1996.

Haran Wernik, PsyD, is a postdoctoral psychology intern at the Adult Psychiatric Unit at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. His formal academic doctorate was in the United States at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Joan Wittig, MS, ADTR, LCAT, is director of the Graduate Dance/ Movement Therapy Program at Pratt Institute in New York. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Joseph H. Wright, PhD, is a clinical psychologist at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine.

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