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