Ongoing Peer Study Groups

NEW STUDY GROUP – Hyde Park  Contact Theresa Gregoire, PsyD – tgregoire@gmail.com,

Peer study groups are one of the most effective ways of maintaining, upgrading, and refining our therapeutic awareness and skills.

Study groups vary in:

• Focus on cases and/or readings:  some are primarily cases groups, some are primarily readings groups, and some try to balance readings and cases.

• Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic focus:  Group focus may be more traditionally analytic, more contemporarily analytic, or a combination, and may be more or less open to psychodynamic contributions outside psychoanalysis per se.

• Requirements of members:  Member requirements may vary for any group, for example, some groups admit only practicing therapists who have current cases to present.  Members must be CAPP members (see below under “Fees”).

• Group culture: Every group has its own microculture and facilitation style.

• Being open or closed to new members at any given time.

No group is a good match for all members, any more than there is a “one size fits all” therapy.

Current Groups:

There are three Evanston groups:

• A Friday morning group meets monthly, and focuses primarily on cases, with occasional readings/cd listening. This group is currently closed. Contact Jay Einhorn, 8472123259, jay@psychatlarge.com.

• A Tuesday morning group, meeting monthly, focusing about equally on cases and readings. This group is currently closed. Contact David Rakofsky, PhD  – rakod@sbcglobal.net,

• A Saturday morning group, meeting monthly, focusing about 1/2 and 1/2 on readings and cases. Contact: Zahava Davidson at ZDavidson@northshore.org. This group is currently open to new members.

• Another study group meets monthly on Sunday afternoons and alternates between Evanston and loop locations. This group is a mixed readings and cases group, and focuses on both neurocognitive and psychodynamic material; so it is nicknamed “Both Feet on the Ground.” Facilitated by Jay Einhorn.

• The Hinsdale group is CAPPs most venerable group. It meets monthly (except during the summer) on a Sunday morning and is a case consultation group. The group adds an additional meeting approximately every 6 weeks to discuss readings. This group is currently closed.

Fees

There is no charge for study group participation, but CAPP membership is required.  Non-CAPP members may try out a study group for up to three sessions on a trial basis, but must become CAPP members in order to continue.

CAPP’s Chair of Peer Study Groups is Jay Einhorn. Contact Jay for more general or specific information:  jay@psychatlarge.com/, 8472123259.