Welcome to the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society Web Site

A local affiliate society of the
American Group Psychotherapy Association, Inc.

Dedicated to the highest ethical and professional standards in the practice of group psychotherapy, Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society (WGPS) was formed to promote education, research, training, and the open exchange of ideas between mental health professionals on the practice of group psychotherapy. In addition, WGPS provides information on group psychotherapy to the general public.

Meetings are open to mental health professionals and students interested in the practice of group psychotherapy within the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Duchess, Putnam, and Orange, in New York State, and adjacent areas of Southern Connecticut.



September 30, 2016
Hate-Filled Violence in the World – How it Affects Our Patients and Ourselves
presented by
Gloria Batkin Kahn, EdD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

October 28, 2016
Process Group: Group therapy techniques & interventions
presented by
Richard Beck, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA

December 2, 2016
The Power of Groups on Bereavement & Loss Resolution

January 2017
Day-Long Process Group (Saturday date TBT, 9-5PM) Co- Sponsored by The Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society and The Westchester Center for Psychological Education (WCPE)

April 7, 2016
Violence Conference
Co- Sponsored by The Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society and The Westchester Center for Psychological Education (WCPE)

June 2, 2017
WGPS End of year part/ Membership Drive




Renew your membership today:

Renewing WGPS members - please complete the Group Therapy Questionnaire and the Membership Application and mail both forms to us along with your dues.

Please note that all forms should be mailed to:

Len Malter, PsyD
12 Hillside Terrace
Irvington, NY 10533

Be sure to read the most recent copy of WGPS Newsletter (Click here)

WGPS has recently instituted a "suggestion box" for the input of your ideas and feedback. Please use it!  We want to hear from you. (Click here)


The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) offers an extensive listing of meetings, events and training. Please visit the AGPA website, www.agpa.org, for all upcoming events.

Westchester County Psychological Association offers ongoing programming related to clinicians in Westchester, working in private practice, schools, agencies and academic settings.  These programs are not always group-related but always interesting and relevant to our work as therapists. Please visit WCPA's website, http://westchesterpsych.org/calendar.html, for more details.