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Marginalization and the Stages of Group Development: What Difference Does It Make?
Marginalization and the Stages of Group Development: What Difference Does It Make?

Fri, Apr 26


Online Workshop

Marginalization and the Stages of Group Development: What Difference Does It Make?

Join us in welcoming Deborah Sharp, LCSW-S, CGP, AGPA-F, who is presenting our AGPS Spring Workshop on the Stages of Group Development.

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Time & Location

Apr 26, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Online Workshop

About the Event

Our Spring Workshop this year will be VIRTUAL. We are excited to have Deborah Sharp, LCSW-S, CGP, AGPA-F present on the stages of group development!

About the Workshop:

The Stages of Group Development have important implications for the experience of members

and also the role of the group leader. This workshop will look at several models of group

development and explore the ways that marginalization can impact group member’s behavior

and participation within those models. Leaders can be at risk of pathologizing normal responses

to cultural and historic marginalization. Description of leader’s role at various stages is offered

and discussion of impact of leader’s identity on group dynamics.

Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

1) Identify the stages of group development according to the Boston Model

2) Describe the population that the Boston Model was developed and normed upon

3) Identify the stages of group development according to Schiller

4) Describe the population and process that Schiller’s model was developed and normed upon,

originally and in later applications

5) Identify the potential differences in group development for a Women’s Group vs Mixed

Gender Groups or Men’s Groups

6) Describe the impact that identity of group members may have on their participation in group

This workshop is for therapists of all licensures and graduate students in therapeutic

disciplines that either are running groups or would like to learn more about running groups. All

experience levels welcome.

CEU Information: 

Coming Soon

About the Presenters:

Deborah Sharp has run groups of various kinds for more than 20 years in private practice,

agencies, training institutes and University settings. Along the way, she learned a few things and

also collected certification as a group psychotherapist (CGP), became a Fellow of the American

Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA-F) and graduated from the Center for Group Studies in

New York. She really loves group. So much so that she also taught Group in the Graduate

Schools of Social Work at both the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University.

Having presented in her local Austin Group Psychotherapy Society and also at AGPA Connect,

National Association of Social Workers, Southwestern Social Sciences Association, The Council

on Social Work Education and presented workshops for agencies, and University departments,

Deborah is very happy to be joining you virtually to talk about group.

Membership Offer
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Registration Fees

  • Non-Member Price

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  • Recording of Workshop (No CEs)

    For those who are unable to join us live on April 28th, we will offer a video recording of the workshop that can be viewed at your convenience. However, no CEUs will be provided for the recording option.

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  • AGPS Member Price

    This fee is for AGPS members who have previously purchased the AGPS Clinical Membership or Centennial Park Membership tier. Membership benefits includes discounted rate to AGPS educational events

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  • AGPS King Center Membership

    For AGPS members who joined with our King Center Membership tier: membership benefits include 50% all AGPS educational events.

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  • AGPS Packaged Membership Price

    For AGPS Members who purchased the Packaged Membership or Student/New Professional Membership prior to January 2023, registration for two educational events are included with your membership per year.

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  • Student/New Professional

    For students and new professionals who are not members of AGPS.

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  • AGPS Student/New Professionals

    For AGPS Members who purchased the Varsity ( Student/New Professional) Membership, you receive 50% discount for educational events.

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  • Equity Pricing

    AGPS strives to be an inclusive organization that is attuned to social and systemic injustices. Our Equity Pricing is designed for individuals who identify as a member of one or more historically marginalized communities, whether it be race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. We invite you to pay whatever you feel is possible given your particular financial situation.

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