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This three-day group relations conference offers a unique opportunity to study the conscious and unconscious dynamics involved in how groups organize themselves and interact with each other.  This conference is not a passive learning event that relies upon lectures.  Instead, the learning is experiential.  Participants study how leadership, followership, authority, task, boundaries, and roles operate in the different group experiences they enter during the conference.  The conference will weave art and other non-verbal forms of expression into the conference events to illuminate unconscious dynamics operating in the system of group interactions that members and staff will create together.


Raymond F. Bakaitis, PhD – Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles  |  President, Grex, the West Coast Affiliate of the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems  |  Psychologist in Independent Practice


Jennifer Lee, PhD – Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice | Member, Grex | Member and Certified Consultant, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems


Richard A. Lewis, PhD, MBA – Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology | Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice | Associate, AK Rice Institute (AKRI) for the Study of Social Systems | Member, AKRI Training and Certification Committee | Board Member, Grex.


Carl Mack, Jr., PhD – Associate Professor, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University | Member, Grex | Fellow, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems | Board Member, National Association for the Education of Young Children | Principal Consultant, Abuya Works



Rabbi Brian Zachary Mayer, MaHL, MaEd – President and Founder, Religion Outside The Box | Associate & Consultant Candidate-in-Training, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems 


Jaime J. Romo, Ed – Educational Consultant | Trauma Specialist, Private Practice | Minister for Healing and Healthy Environments, United Church of Christ | Certified Consultant, AK Rice Institite for the Study of Social Systems


Cydny Urbina Rothe, LCSW – Jungian Analyst, Private Practice, Pasadena California | Teacher, Former Member of Board of Directors, and Chair of Certifying Board, Group Process training for Candidates, CG Jung Institute of Los Angeles | Former Board Member and Treasurer, Grex | Associate & Consultant Candidate-in-Training, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems


Kimberley A. Turner, PhD, MDiv – Associate Minister, Metropolitan Baptist Church | Program Manager, DC Department of Health | Ecumenical OD Consultant | Associate, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems | Past President, Washington-Baltimore Center for the Study of Group Relations. 


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