Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society


Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society

We are a professional group psychotherapy society whose members are from all mental health disciplines, including Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Coaches, as well as students, interns, and residents in these disciplines.
Our society serves both North Carolina and South Carolina and welcomes participants from other states.
We are an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) whose mission we actively support.

Our Mission

  • Provide training experiences through workshops, conferences, and supervision and consultation groups
  • Provide networking opportunities and peer support for professionals interested in psychotherapy and group psychotherapy
  • Promote social interaction and communication among group psychotherapists
  • Support members in establishing and leading process oriented psychotherapy groups
  • Facilitate deeper understandings of our personal and professional selves to enhance our effectiveness in working with groups, individuals and couples
  • Engage and promote diversity in membership and programs and enhance awareness of issues of diversity and their psychological and societal impacts

2021 Board Members

Peter Millis, LCSW – President
Brian Clougherty, MA, MDiv, NCC, LPC – President Elect, Membership/Marketing Chair
Susan Orovitz, PhD, CGP – Past President
Moira Artigues, MD, CGP, PLLC – Treasurer
Esther Swim-Wright, LCSW – Secretary
Russ Hopfenberg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA – Member at large
Frances Patton, LMFT, D.Min – Member at large
Jane Finch, LCSW – Member at large
Joan C. Seiffert, LCSW, CGP, PLLC – Member at large
Susan Morrow, LCSW – Member at large

Program Planning

Esther Swim-Robie, LCSW workshop coordinator
Russ Hopfenberg, Ph.D.
Joan Seiffert, LCSW
Peter Millis, LSCW

Nominations Committee

Joan Seiffert, LCSW
Peter Millis, LCSW

Membership Committee

Brian Clougherty, MA, MDiv, NCC, LPC, Chair
Frances Patton, LMFT, D.Min
Vincent Dehili, Phd., CGP

CGPS Past Presidents

Susan Orovitz, PhD CGP
Dan Darnell, PhD
Moira Artigues, MD, CGP
Joan Seiffert, LCSW, CGP
Elizabeth Jackson, LCSW
Seamus Bhatt-Mackin, MD, CGP
Russ Hopfenburg, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Ron Vereen, MD, CGP
Moira Artigues, MD, CGP
Peter Nagel, MEd, CGP
Natalie Sadler, MD
Lynne Clarke

AGPA Past Presidents

David M Hawkins, MD, CGP, DLFAGPA

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