Eileen Mejia, communication studies faculty, will lead a retreat for Universal Unitarians in Seabeck, Wash., in May 2015.
Greg Crosby, art therapy counseling faculty, will lead a workshop on cognitive behavioral group therapy at the American Group Psychotherapy Association national conference in Boston in March 2014.
Crosby's course, Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy, explores cutting-edge trends to converge CBT with psychodynamic, interpersonal and interpersonal neurobiology. Practical steps and skills for designing thematic-based CBT groups that attend to stages of group development and cultivate a therapeutic group climate are addressed. The course delineates an effective model of an integrated cognitive-behavioral group therapy for adults with depression and anxiety that can easily be generalized to many other clinical populations.
The American Group Psychotherapy Association is the foremost professional association dedicated to the field of group psychotherapy, operating through a tri-partite structure: AGPA, a professional and educational organization; the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health, its philanthropic arm; and the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists, a standard setting and certifying body.
Greg Crosby has been teaching at Marylhurst University since 1981. He is a faculty member in the Department of Art Therapy Counseling and also teaches classes in the human sciences department. This is his 20th year leading a one-day course at the AGPA conference. He has also served on the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists since 1997.