Welcome to RAGPS.org 

The Rochester Area Group Psychotherapy Society (RAGPS) is a community-based professional organization devoted to providing a forum for the expression of ideas and sharing of Knowledge related to the theory and practice of group psychotherapy. RAGPS is an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. The organization was developed locally by clinicians wanting a place to voice their ideas about group therapy. Our membership is multi-disciplinary and includes psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, nurses, creative arts therapists, social workers, and drug and alcohol counselors. We look forward toward your membership, and are available to answer your questions. Read on, and learn more about the range of opportunities offered by RAGPS.

Board Members

  • Malika Kapadia, Psy.D.President
  • Ann Betz, LCSW & Amanda O’Hearn, Ph.D. – Secretaries
  • Aaron Black, Ph.D. & Christine Fitzstevens, LCSW – Treasurers

Members At Large

  • Lynn Chauvin Bezinque, MS, LCAT
  • Jane Ruoff, Ph.D.
  • Marie Sergent, PhD
  • Teresa Snell, LCSW
  • Candace Sorensen, Ph.D.
  • Arjan Berkeljon, Ph.D.
  • Kelly Floyd, Ph.D.
  • William Watson, Ph.D.

Upcoming Events 
The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health, in collaboration with RAGPS, 
will be honoring Phyllis Rifkin-Russell for her contributions to
group psychotherapy and the Rochester community.
When: Saturday, 10/25/14
What: Wine and Chocolate
Why: Fundraiser for scholarships to AGPA annual meeting

RAGPS Fall Conference:
Money and Taboos: 
Exploring Barriers to Fee Matters in Psychotherapy
with Shoshana Ben-Noam, Psy.D., CGP, FAGPA
When: Friday, 11/7/14 
(lunch on your own)
Post-conference consultation on Saturday, 11/8/14
When: 9:30-11am
Where: 1577 South Avenue 
Click here for more information
Be green- REGISTER via PayPal here 

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