The conference is currently full although we anticipate a handful of spaces opening up after March 25. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please send an email to email@example.com. We will register on a first come first serve basis.
Associate Director for Administration
For detailed conference information please visit our website at https://www.weekendcsgss.com.
Friday, April 26 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 27 |9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 28 | 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The conference design and staff consultations will focus particular attention on the exercise of authority and leadership from a group-as-a-whole perspective. The learning method is experiential, and members learn primarily through action and reflection on their experience of the conference, which distinguishes it from other conferences where the faculty provides didactic information for the learners to take in. For detailed conference information please visit our website at https://www.weekendcsgss.com.
Tavistock Systems Learning Model
Based on the work of psychoanalysts Wilfred Bion, A. Kenneth Rice, and several others associated with the Tavistock Institute for the Study of Human Relations in London, conferences in this tradition combine social systems research with psychoanalytic theory and practice. The conference is a unique experiential learning laboratory, a temporary institution that provides participants the opportunity to study behavior as it happens. By holding the contextual factors of task, role, place, and time constant and observing the emergence of dynamics in the here-and-now, attendees become participant observers who can make meaning of the organization they are co-creating. This model of experiential learning examines unconscious as well as conscious dynamics that impact the emotional and working lives of groups. It provides opportunities to explore how we authorize ourselves and others to feel, speak, intervene, lead, and follow; how social identity and role intersect; and how we create and challenge the boundaries of task, time, territory and self. In this unique format aspects of one's motivations, behaviors, projections and ways of assuming roles that might be out of awareness are brought to light. Once available for conscious examination, participants are assisted in learning what supports or detracts from one's effectiveness, particularly how leadership and authority take form. Organizational narratives that form at the level of the whole system also become available for study. Staff will make an assumption that what emerges in the conference mirrors the external environment, thus offering everyone an opportunity to see broader social and organizational dynamics more clearly.
Dannielle Kennedy, PhD, LICSW
Conference Director and Consultant
Principal, WORKLAB, Organizational and Leadership Consultation; Past President and Board Member, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems; Associate, A. K. Rice Institute. Private Practice: Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Cambridge, MA.
Linda Gelda, LICSW
Associate Director for Administration
Psychoanalyst and Past President, Supervisor, Faculty, and Board member at The Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis; Supervisor at Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching associate in psychiatry, Harvard Medical school; Nominations committee of the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems; Consultant in Training at the A.K. Rice Institute; Private practice, Newton, MA.
Julia Moore, MBA, LMHC
Executive Coach. Manager of Not for Profit and Public Sector Programs. Member: International Study for Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations; A.K. Rice Institute; Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems, Boston.
Rosette Cirillo, EdM
Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for Power and Pedagogy: Self, Society, and Transformation and Critical Theory: Identity, Politics, and Practice; English Teacher in the Chelsea Public Schools, Member, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems.
Frank Dwyer, MA, MPA, M St., MSW
The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board; Consults to police departments throughout the United States. Served for 30 years in the New York City Police Department; Member, New York Center; Member, A.K. Rice Institute. Graduate degrees in literature, public administration, criminology, and social work. Teaches in the English and Criminal Justice departments at Molloy College on Long Island.
Donna Elmendorf, PhD
Therapeutic Community Program and Human Development Initiative, Psychotherapist, and Supervisor, Austen Riggs Center; Fellow, International Dialogue Initiative; Chair, Leadership Committee, American Residential Treatment Association; Associate Editor, Organizational and Social Dynamics.
James Krantz, PhD
Principal, WORKLAB, Organizational and Leadership Consultation; Past President, International Society of the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations; Past President, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems, Boston; Fellow, A.K. Rice Institute; Faculty, Universidad de Chile; Editorial Board, Social and Organizational Behavior and Socio-analysis.
Mary B. McRae, EdD
Retired Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University; Scholarship involves exploring racial and cultural dynamics in group and organizational life; Private practice in individual and group psychotherapy; coaching and group facilitation for groups and organizations; Fellow, A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems; Member of the New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations and Social Systems.
Janice Wagner, LICSW
Psychotherapist and Clinical Social Worker, Clinical supervision, Psychotherapy and Consultation, Private Practice, Boston, MA; Past President, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems; Associate, A.K. Rice Institute; Volunteer, Asylum Program, Cambridge Legal Services and Counseling Center, Cambridge, MA.
Tyler Bean, CPA
Forensic & Integrity Services, EY; Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; Board Treasurer, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS); Consultant in Training and Associate, A.K. Rice Institute; Conference Administrator, Group Relations International; Board of Ambassadors, Silver Lining Mentoring.
R. C. Whitehouse, MA
VP of Talent, MiQ; adjunct lecturer, Brooklyn College; Past Secretary, NY Center for the Study of Groups and Organizational Systems; member and consultant candidate, A. K. Rice Institutehe conference design and staff consultations will focus particular attention on the exercise of authority and leadership from a group-as-a-whole perspective. The learning method is experiential, and members learn primarily through action and reflection on their experience of the conference, which distinguishes it from other conferences where the faculty provides didactic information for the learners to take in.
Registration and Fees
March 16 –
On or before March 15
General Admittance Conference Fee
AKRI and/or CSGSS Member; BGSP full-time faculty and staff
Full-time Students with ID
Group registration: three or more from same organization registering on the same day
One discount per application. A limited number of partial fee-reductions will be available to those for whom the conference is financially out of reach. These grants will be based on number of applications and the overall enrollment of the conference. To inquire, please contact Associate Director for Administration, Linda Gelda at Standingupboston2019@gmail.com before you register.
You may cancel your registration on or before April 15, 2019 for a refund of your registration payment minus $50 for processing. We are not able provide any refunds after April 15, 2019.
Continuing Education Objectives:
-To use the metaphors of standing up, standing for, standing with and standing by to understand the process of authorizing self and others and conferring or providing leadership and followership
-To identify personal and collective reactions to well-defined authority and clearly delineated boundaries
-To recognize processes that operate in group formation, in the development of group identity, and in the relationships a group establishes with other groups
-To examine how aspects and perceptions of individual identity such as class, gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and education level impact authorization, leadership and followership
-To compare the difference between the stated task of a group and the task it actually appears to be pursuing
-To register one’s own emotional and intellectual experience in the moment and, contextualizing it to the role one is in and the task of the group, use it as a resource to expanded awareness and provide leadership to the group’s work
BGSP is authorized to provide CEs for: Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors
Credit/Clock hours: 16 CE’s/Clock Hours
Offering CE credits/clock hours for: Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. BGSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5676. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs..
100% attendance on all three days is required for CE's/clock hours.
Application for social work continuing education credits is being submitted. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the status of social work CE accreditation.
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.
Direct inquiries may be made regarding the accreditation status by NECHE to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: New England Commission on Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Ste 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, 781-425-7785 or email: email@example.com