AGPA – New York 2011: Teenage Angst and Search for Identity

RWTG will travel to New York City in March to present Open Session 313, entitled “Using a Stage Play to Illustrate Principles of Dynamic Group Therapy” at the AGPA Annual Meeting on March 5th at 9am.

The Co-Chairs of the session are Bob Schulte and Molly Donovan. The panelists/cast members include Maryetta Andrews-Sachs, John Dluhy, Hallie Lovett, Liz Marsh, Kavita Avula, Yavar Moghimi and Rob Williams.Bob Schulte will direct the production. Molly Donovan will facilitate the post-performance audience discussion with the cast and director to explore the relevance of these themes to group therapy across the life cycle.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a play by Bert Royal, dramatizes the harmful effects of gay bashing, scapegoating and bullying behavior on the wellbeing of adolescents and young adults, whether they identify as gay, lesbian, transgendered, bisexual, heterosexual or questioning. Imagine the Peanuts comic strip characters, only ten years older, struggling with teenage angst about sexuality, identity development and peer acceptance.

Bob Schulte

California, Here We Come!

RWTG will present ‘Art’ by Yasmina Reza at the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society’s 44th Clinical Conference at the Asilomar Conference Center, located in Pacific Grove, California on Saturday evening, June 5, 2010. The presentation will feature John Dluhy as Marc, John Thomas as Yvan and Rob Williams as Serg. Bob Schulte will direct the play.

RWTG will also present a daytime workshop whereby the participants will conduct a play reading of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. A discussion of the play’s themes related to group therapy with adolescents and their experience as a ‘character’ of the play will follow.
The Clinical Conference is designed for group workers and mental health professionals at all levels of experience, and will feature workshops led by master group therapists and lectures on important theoretical and practice issues. The conference is approved for 12 CEUs for mental health professionals. For more information visit the web at www.ncgps.org.