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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.

Conference Staff

Conference Director

Laura K. Dorsey-Elson, PhD – Associate Professor of Strategic Communication, Morgan State University | Chair, University Council, Morgan State University | Member, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems

 

Associate Director for Conference Administration

Tara L. Victor, PhD, ABPP/CN – Associate Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Psychology | Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences | Neuropsychologist, Private Practice | Board Member, Grex | Associate & Consultant Candidate-in-Training, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.

Associate Administrators

Associate Director for Creative Expression

 

Jim Keville, MFA – Associate Professor & Chair, California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Art & Design | Member, Grex 

Consultants

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.

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

 

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

 

 

Kaitlin O'Brien, BA – Graduate Research Assistant, George Marsh Applied Cognition Laboratory | Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, California State University, Dominguez Hills | Neuroimaging Technician, Brain Imaging Laboratory | Graduate Mentor, McNair Scholars Program | Teaching Assistant, California State University, Dominguez Hills

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.

Conference Staff

Conference Director

Laura K. Dorsey-Elson, PhD – Associate Professor of Strategic Communication, Morgan State University | Chair, University Council, Morgan State University | Member, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems

 

Associate Director for Conference Administration

Tara L. Victor, PhD, ABPP/CN – Associate Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Psychology | Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences | Neuropsychologist, Private Practice | Board Member, Grex | Associate & Consultant Candidate-in-Training, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.

Associate Administrators

Kaitlin O'Brien, BA – Graduate Research Assistant, George Marsh Applied Cognition Laboratory | Clinical Psychology Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant, California State University, Dominguez Hills | Neuroimaging Technician, Brain Imaging Laboratory | Graduate Mentor, McNair Scholars Program 

Erika Torres, BA – Health Psychology Graduate Student, California State University, Dominguez Hills | Graduate Research Assistant, Brain and Behavior Laboratory | Assistant to the Director, CSUDH Faculty Development Center 

 

Associate Director for Creative Expression

 

Jim Keville, MFA – Associate Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Art & Design | Member, Grex 

Sirin Tiemsanjai, BA – Studio Art Undergraduate Student, California State University, Dominguez Hills Intern, Ceramics Studio, California State University, Dominguez Hills | President, Ceramics Guild,California State University, Dominguez Hills

Assistant for the Creative Expression Task

 

Consultants

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.