​Tulane School of Social Work


Psychologists: LGPS is an approved continuing education sponsor for Louisiana licensees.
Social Workers: LGPS will submit an application for Louisiana licensees.
Counselors: LGPS is an approved continuing education sponsor for Louisiana licensees.


Friday, April 14
08:00 - 08:30  Sign In & Coffee 
08:30 - 09:45  Lecture & Discussion
09:45 - 10:00  Break 
10:00 - 11:30  Experiential Group 1 
11:30 - 01:00  Lunch 
01:00 - 02:15  Demonstration Group 1 
02:15 – 02:45  Lecture & Discussion
02:45 - 03:00  Break 
03:00 - 04:15  Experiential Group 2 
04:15 - 05:00  Board Meeting 

Saturday, April 15

​08:00 – 08:30  Sign In & Coffee 
08:30 - 09:00  Lecture & Discussion
09:00 - 10:15  Demonstration Group 2 
10:15 - 10:30  Break 
10:30 - 11:45  Experiential Group 3 
11:45 - 01:00  Lunch 
01:00 - 02:15  Demonstration Group 3 
02:15 - 03:00  Lecture & Discussion
03:00 - 03:15  Break 
03:15 - 04:00  Experiential Group 4 
04:00 - 04:30  Discussion & Group as a Whole

*Schedule subject to change

​​2023 Spring Institute

April 14-15

​Maryetta Andrews-Sachs, LICSW, CGP, AGPA-F & Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, CGP, FAPA, AGPA-F

Thinking Existentially;  Living with Authenticity 

Tulane University - ​Downtown Campus

​School of Social Work
127 Elk Place
New Orleans, LA 70112 
3rd Floor, Room #343 

Enter through the main doors on 127 Elk Place or the sky bridge on the Second Floor of the Saratoga Parking Garage. Room 343 is to the right when exiting the elevator on the third floor.

Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Society


About the Institute
Coming Soon

​About the Speakers
Maryetta Andrews-Sachs graduated from the University of Chicago School of Social Work in 1968.  She worked for one year as a School Social Worker before joining the staff of a Community Mental Health Clinic in Silver Spring, MD where she worked for 10 years.  She has been in full-time private practice since.  Post-graduate training has included: a Certificate in Group Therapy from the Washington School of Psychiatry, Imago Couples Training, Certification in EMDR, 8 years of Trauma Training, and extensive further training in Group Therapy.  She has been on the faculty of the Group Psychotherapy training at the Washington School of Psychiatry for 45 years, serving as both Dean and Chair of the National Group Psychotherapy Institute there.  She also served as Chair of the Faculty Clinical Council, and she was on the Board of the Washington School of Psychiatry for 8 years. She became an Adjunct Professor at Howard University in 2017, teaching Group Therapy.  Maryetta has been the Chair of the Affiliate Societies Assembly of AGPA and served on the AGPA Board and the Executive Committee.  Maryetta is also the Chair of the Education Committee and on the Executive Committee for the Board of the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health. 


  • Define Existential Psychotherapy.
  • Apply didactic material to groups you lead.
  • Analyze the impact of the "existential givens" within the group and outside the group.
  • State the impact of transference and countertransference on the exploration of these existential concerns.

COVID Precautions
Tulane University requires that attendees provide proof of vaccination to attend this event.

Masks are currently not required, although this may change by April.​​​​
We will be providing individually wrapped food items.  ​

Hotel Info

The Jung Hotel 

1500 Canal St

New Orleans, LA 70112
(800) 935-8740

Holiday Inn Superdome

​330 Loyola Ave

New Orleans, LA 70112
(888) 480-0427

​Parking Info
GOPARK Saratoga Garage
111 S Saratoga St
Central Business District
New Orleans, LA 70112

*Must have a credit card to pay upon exit.

Parking Garage Prices:
1 Hour $2.00
14 Hours $8.00
24 Hours $20.00