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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.

P-RAG Consultants from 2016

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


Candice A. Crawford-Zakian, PsyD -  Leadership Consultant, Konu LLC. Executive Coach, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Teaching Faculty, William James College - Organizational and Leadership Psychology Program | Board Member, Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems | Member, A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems | Member, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues




Nathan Gerard, PhD – Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach, Department of Health Care Administration | Organizational Psychologist and OD Consultant | Member, GREX | Member, Group Relations International


Beate Klein, PhD, MFTI - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in Private Practice, Los Altos, CA Member and Past Board Member (Secretary) Grex Former Faculty Member, University of Jena, Germany, teaching Latin Language and Literature, Ancient Philosophy for Pedagogy Students, and Group Relations for University Teachers




Charla Hayden, MA - Independent Organizational Consultant, Private Practice Treasurer, Grex Vice President, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems 

Lenny Levis, PhD – Clinical psychologist in the private practice of psychotherapy and organizational consultation, Berkeley, CA | Senior Clinical Supervisor, Westcoast Children's Clinic, Oakland, CA | Member, Grex Associate, AK Rice Institute (AKRI) 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.


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


Katherine M. Zwick, MA, LCPC (IL), PCCi (CA) – Clinical Director, Individual & Group Therapist, The Lotus Collaborative, Eating Disorder Treatment Center | Organizational Consultant & Advisor, Private Practice | Eating Disorder & Group Therapy Specialist & Educator, Private Practice | Member, Grex, AK Rice Institute, Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, American Group Psychotherapy Association, California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

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