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Current ICA Members Add IASGW Division

New / Expired Members Join ICA & IASGW



President:  Anna Marie Yates              

Vice President:  Lisa Mandl

Secretary:  Steve Poland

Treasurer:  Laura Doyle


President’s Greeting

Experience the POWER of the GROUP. . .join IASGW! This ICA Division embraces group work across the Life Span, Counseling Interests, and Counseling Theories.  Whether your job as a counselor has a focus on children and adolescents or adults and older people, this Division is here to serve you in Professional Development, Leadership Skills, and Networking opportunities.  Counselors utilize group skills in schools, agencies, hospitals, clinics and private practices.  A variety of theories are utilized in groups; some theories are more applicable and effective than others.  Explore the possibilities by attending IASGW events.

Monthly meetings, an Annual Conference/Pre-Conference, and a Professional Development Program are provided for members throughout the year.  Each monthly meeting includes a group activity and/or a speaker on group work.

This past November, IASGW sponsored a Pre-Conference Workshop at the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) Annual Conference.  Our presenter was Azizi Marshall, founder and CEO of the Center for Creative Arts Therapy.  We plan to sponsor another Pre-Conference at the 2020 ICA Annual Conference.                    On March 14, 2020, IASGW is a co-sponsor with IMHCA, NLUCA, and NLU for the Counselor Symposium/Alumni Event which will be held at the NLU Lisle campus.  The Keynote speaker for this program is Dr. Samuel T. Gladding, a renowned authority on group counseling and therapy and author of Groups:  A Counseling Speciality.

Monthly meetings for IASGW are generally held on the second Friday of each month at 2:00- 3:30 PM.  The dates for meetings in 2020 are the following:

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14    (We will have our monthly meeting after the Counselor Symposium at the NLU Lisle campus; also, note that this meeting is being held on a Saturday)
  • April 17      (Note:  this meeting is being scheduled for the third Friday of the month)
  • May 8
  • June 12


Welcome.  . .come meet with us!


Anna Marie Yates, President IASGW