About Us

About Us2018-10-18T13:20:43+00:00

Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Group


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

Board of Directors

President and ASA Affiliate Representative: Susan Orovitz PhD
Treasurer: Moira Artigues MD
Secretary: Esther Swim-Wright LCSW
Chair, Program Committee: Derek Easley LCSW
Chair, Nominations Committee: Joan Seiffert LCSW
Chair, Membership Committee: Angel Lee
Member at Large: Russ Hopfenberg PhD
Member at Large: Peter Millis, LCSW
Member at Large: Frances Patton

Program Planning

Derek Easley LCSW, chair
Esther Swim-Robie LCSW workshop coordinator
Dan Darnell Ph.D.
Russ Hopfenberg Ph.D.
Mardy Ireland Ph.D.
Deborah Klinger LCSW
Susan Orovitz Ph.D.
Joan Seiffert LCSW

Nominations Committee

Joan Seiffert LCSW, chair
Derek Easley LCSW

Membership Committee

Moira Artigues MD
Meg Hudson LCSW
Susan Orovitz Ph.D.

CGPS Past Presidents

Dan Darnell, PhD – 2016-2017
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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