Anne Miller, 2015 MSS Candidate, was the recipient of this year’s Howard and Barbara Goldstein Scholarship to attend the American Group Psychotherapy Association annual conference in San Francisco the last week of February. The scholarship was established in the name of Howard and Barbara Goldstein, who have had a long-standing dedication to the growth and development of children. It is awarded to an individual demonstrating deep interest in work with children and/or adolescents. The recipient is chosen from among those therapists who wish to improve their ability to empower children beyond what might have been thought possible, due to their difficult, earlier childhood experiences. There were over 60 applicants for this scholarship, from several disciplines, and is an honor to be selected. It speaks highly of both Anne and the BMC GSSWSR. Anne’s application credited both the GSSWSR and her placement this year at WOAR, where she is hoping to start a group with children.
In addition, Thomas Hurster, GSSWSR adjunct faculty member, presented a day long course entitled “Contemporary Adolescent Group Psychotherapy: Method, Madness, and the Fun” at the February 2015 American Group Psychotherapy Association annual conference in San Francisco. Approximately 30 participants were in attendance. Tom remains as one of the three co-chairs of the Child and Adolescent Special Interest Group, which held several functions at the conference.