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Spring Workshop 2018: Desire and Dread in Group Psychotherapy
Central Congregational Church
2676 Clairmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
Category: Workshops

Spring Workshop: Desire and Dread in Group Psychotherapy

Workshop presented by:

Scott Conkright, Psy.D., CGP, FAGPA

Saturday, April 21, 2018

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Registration/Check-In will open at 8:30 AM)

 3 CEUs approved by LPCAGA (7520-18), GSCSW (030618), and GAMFT (042-2018). 3 CEUs pending for GPA.

Registration fee includes coffee and continental breakfast

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This workshop will include didactic and experiential components as a means of understanding and utilizing metaphor and narrative to create change in psychotherapy groups. An emphasis will be placed on how our personal stories and their symbolism shape and promote growth and resistance in groups. This workshop will draw from the psychoanalytic work of Jacques Lacan.

 Presenter Information:

 Scott Conkright, Psy. D., CGP, FAGPA


Scott Conkright, Psy.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Atlanta. He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety and addictions. He has taught at Argosy and Oglethorpe University, and has conducted workshops for professionals and the general public on topics such as sexuality, the use of metaphor in group therapy and Lacanian psychoanalysis. He is former member of the affiliate Board of Directors for the American Group Psychotherapy Association and is a past-president of the Atlanta Group Psychotherapy Society.  He also writes for professional and non-professional journals and is currently completing a book on Lacan and group psychotherapy. 




 Workshop Objectives:

The attendee will be able to:

  1. Understand Lacan’s distinction between desire, demand and need in group.    

  2. Describe and understand the concept of jouissance (enjoyment/pleasure) and how it relationally manifests between members in group therapy.

  3. Explore how the concepts of lack and desire form the basis of facilitating a creative group and ultimately creative living. 

Workshop Schedule:

8:30 - 9 AM

Registration, Coffee, Light Refreshments
9 - 9:45 AM Intro to Lacan's notion of desire; how it related to language, metaphor, and group
9:45 - 10:30 AM Experiential Group
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 11:15 AM Covering need, demand, and desire and the three Lacanian registers. How lack is a good thing
11:15 - 11:45 AM Experiential Group
11:45 - 12 PM Discussion
12 - 12:15 PM Questions and Evaluations




Discount Pricing  

(ends 4-13-18)

Full Price
General Admission

$ 50

$ 60
Students $ 15 $ 15


 Things to Know:

  • 3 CEU’s pending for GAMFT, GPA, GSCSW. 3 CEUs approved by LPCAGA (7520-18). 
  • Workshop start and end times are firm in order to provide CE credit. AGPS cannot provide CEs for participants who have arrived late or leave early from any part of the workshop.
  • Pre-registration cutoff date is April 13, 2016. No refunds for cancellations within 7 days of the event.
  • As always, AGPS will be providing coffee and a continental breakfast.
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