by Michael Donner, PhD
Announcement of Committee on Group Process
It is my pleasure to announce the formation of the Committee on Group Process and the appointment of Ray Poggi as Chair. In 2012, President Robin Deutsch convened a task force to study the vicissitudes of group process at SFCP and to make recommendations about the creation of a committee on group process. The Task Force completed its report to Dr. Deutsch and the Management Team in June 2013, and formed a study group to develop the skills to become useful to the SFCP community. At the December, 2014 meeting of the SFCP Board of Trustees, the Study Group was formally designated as a Committee on Group Process. Like the Ethics and Impairment Committee, this committee is established outside of the Division structure and the Chair will report directly to the President.
Consultations by the Group Process Committee to the SFCP community will be offered to work groups such as sub-committees of the PED within SFCP, and to other work groups within the organization as a whole. A future objective of the Group Process Committee will include consultation to small and large organizational groups outside of SFCP, such as schools, professional organizations, local civic and governmental agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses.