Welcome to CGPA
We are a multi-disciplinary Canadian association of professionals and students who believe in change through connection, and belonging. We offer educational opportunities including teleconference seminars, mentorship, local and national workshops and our premier event the CGPA Annual Conference. Group therapists, group educators and group facilitators all appreciate the organization’s acceptance of diversity and openness to new ideas.
2018 Welcome from the CGPA Board
On behalf of the CGPA Board, Co-Presidents Ruth BZ Thomson and Linda McFadyen, would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy 2018! We are looking forward to welcoming our members to an exciting year ahead. The new board has already begun to work together to form our new ‘working group’! Organizationally, CGPA provides group education and networking opportunities on a local and national level. We have a collaborative relationship with the CGPA Foundation, which provides support to our training.
Why Group Therapy
Group Therapy is widely used and is shown to be as effective as individual treatment. Group and individual therapies help with relationship and self-esteem issues. The therapist assists the clients to appreciate how their feelings, thoughts and behaviors are connected to the tension between what is and is not in our control within ourselves and our environment. The goal of treatment is to learn new skills, insights and experiences so to be more self-directed, cooperative and self-reflective.
IT’S ABOUT TIME
TIME-LIMITED GROUP THERAPY HAS BECOME AN ESSENTIAL PART OF TODAY’S SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM. THIS CONFERENCE WILL HIGHLIGHT SKILLS TO FACILITATE SHORT TERM GROUPS