May 8th to 11th, 2013
St. Benedict’s Retreat and Conference Centre
Welcome to CGPA
CGPA: Group Therapy, Group Training, Group Facilitation (CGPA) is a vibrant multidisciplinary association of group psychotherapists who work together to foster and provide education and training for mental health professionals in group psychotherapy across Canada. Furthermore, CGPA aims to encourage research in group psychotherapy; to set national standards for quality in training, practice and research; and to gather together Canadian group psychotherapists from various disciplines in a spirit of professional development and mutual learning.
1 Concorde Gate
Toronto, ON M3C 3N6
1 .866. 433. 9695
Tyler’s Direct line: 416.426.7229
CGPA supported the development of the Psychotherapy Practic Research Network which held it’s first meeting in Ottawa in November. CGPA clinicians and researchers were in attendance. See details under the Research section!
L->R John Ogrodniczk, Anthony Joyce, Louis Castonguay, George Tasca, Molyn Leszcz, Jackie Kinley, Jane Evans
Announcing the New Name for CGPA August 2012
We are delighted to announce that the voting has been tallied and we have a new name for our association:
CGPA: Group Therapy, Group Training, Group Facilitation
Here is the brief summary of how this came about. An extensive email discussion and dialogue took place between late June and the end of July. Many of you (over half of our members) participated in this process and we thank you for your input, debate, weighing of options – pros and cons – for generating new name proposals as well, and for input on the voting set up.
The discussion summary was distributed with quotes from many members – making a case for their preferred options – and second and third choices as well. Eventually we narrowed the options and sent out a call for the vote – which concluded at midnight August 10, 2012. We were very impressed by the amount of feedback and engagement in this process and by the sense of recommitment to our organization.
Here is the summary of the results.
Total number of Votes: 61 (out of 116 members)
Canadian Group P Association 13 votes 21%
CGPA with Tag lines 31 votes 51%
CGTA 12 votes 20%
The Canadian Association for
Group therapy and Group Process 5 votes 8%
And the TAG lines:
Group Therapy 39 votes
Group Training 21 votes
Group Facilitation 23 votes
Group Practice 20 votes
Group Dynamics 15 votes
Group Process 12 votes
This truly marks an incredible shift in our organizations ability to engage with our broad membership, and indicates a resurgence of interest in our ongoing vitality. These vitals signs indicate the health of our association and bode well for our ongoing sustainability.
Your Transitional Board would like to thank you so much for your involvement and support. And thank Kas and Joan Dianne for their hard work and dedication to our future success.
CGPA thanks Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits.