Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Society


Workshop Objectives

  • Participants will discriminate the difference between stereotypical subgrouping and functional subgrouping.
  • Participants will learn and practice the skill of functional subgrouping and its effect on attunement.
  • Participants will learn how functional subgrouping manages conflict and helps the group develop by containing the different until the group is ready to take it in.
  • Participants will learn the difference between exploring and explaining.

2018 Spring Institute

May 4-5 *

Roger St. Laurent & Peter Taylor

Article by Laurent & Taylor: Group Psychotherapy Informed by the Principles of Somatic Experiencing: Moving Beyond Trauma to Embodied Relationship 

*HOTEL RESERVATIONS  This is the same weekend as Jazz Fest, so please book your hotel rooms in advance!  Call 1 (800) 292 0653 to reserve a room at our special discounted room block rate by 4/3/18.  Use code: LGP.  You can also book online here.

2018 Summer Workshop


Dr. Gary Gintner​​​​

Continuing Education

6.5 CEUs
Psychologists: LGPS is an approved continuing education sponsor for Louisiana licensees.
Social Workers: LGPS is an approved continuing education sponsor for Louisiana licensees.
Counselors: LGPS is an approved continuing education sponsor for Louisiana licensees.

Platinum Sponsor

Palmetto Addiction & Recovery

​Behavioral Wellness Center - BR General

Brentwood Hospital

The Recovery Center of Baton Rouge

​St. Christopher's Addiction Wellness Center

Victory Addiction Recovery ​​​​

Presenter Bio

Dayne Narretta, LCSW, CGP, BCD has been facilitating groups since 1992.  She has done most of her group training through American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) and its local affiliates including LGPS.  She was introduces to Systems Centered group work in 2004 and continues her training in the Systems Centered Training and Research Institute.  She has also been influenced by attachment theory as well as modern analytic theory.  Dayne is a past president of LGPS, currently on the board for AGPA, and is a co-director for the Systems Centered Annual Conference.  She has been a member of a systems centered training group since 2008. 

Workshop Description

Using didactic, experiential, and the opportunity to observe a group, this workshop will give all of us an opportunity to learn through experimentation.  We will use Agazarian's Functional Subgrouping and see what we discover (test the theory), including how this skill provides a method that promotes development and reduces our tendency to scapegoat and be scapegoated.​​​

​​2017 Fall Institute

October 28

Behavioral Wellness Center - BR General

4045 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806


Dayne Narretta, LCSW, CGP, BCD

​On the Subject of

What's All the "Brouhaha" about Systems Centered Groups?

Functional Subgrouping: What it is, what it isn't and how we use it to resolve conflict