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Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy Foundation (NSGPF)

“Serving on the Rice committee has been meaningful and enriching, as we are working in our small way to address the issue of domestic violence in our community.”


The Rice Memorial Fund

The Rice Memorial Fund, established by Cecil and Shirley Rice in memory of their daughter, Catherine Rice, and her sons, Benjamin and Ryan, promotes the study of violence among groups, families, and individuals, and is dedicated to reducing its occurrence. The Fund supports the use of group theory, research, and therapy as a framework for achieving these ends.

Funding and Co-Sponsorship Opportunities

Educational events on the use of group therapy toward reducing the occurrence of violence.

Collaborations with organizations on events and programs that bring attention to the prevalence of violence and the effectiveness of group therapy in prevention and healing.

Research to expand theories of violence as it is applied and treated in therapy groups. 

Publications that explore and inform the community about violence prevention through journals, books, films, interviews, etc.

Speakers and consultants from diverse disciplines and the broader community in the U.S. and abroad. 

APPLY HERE to request Rice Memorial Fund support for your program or activity.

Rice Memorial Fund Grants Have Funded…

  • Infected by Trauma: A "group process framework" for helping therapists address the traumatic impact of working with traumatized patients, from a Northern Irish experience, Martin Dorahy, PhD, DClinPsych, Belfast, Ireland, et al
  • Relational Analysis and Its Application to Group Therapy, Steven H. Cooper, PhD
  • The Relational Basis of Feelings and The Affective Basis of Relationships in Couples, Families, and Groups, Gerald Stechler, PhD
  • Group Interventions in Disaster Relief Efforts: A training seminar for group therapists
  • Passion in Group Therapy: Loving, Hating, and Knowing, Richard M. Billow, PhD
  • Violence and Its Aftermath: The Healing Process, Steven Marans, PhD, Director, Trauma Programs: National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) and Associate Professor of Child Psychoanalysis at Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center
  • Early Interventions for Children and Families Exposed to Violence, Steven Berkowitz, MD, Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center
  • Soldier Girls: The Interplay of Agency, Aggression and Woman Warriors in Community Reintegration Group Programs, Martha Bragin, PhD, MSW
  • The Art of Possibility: A Group Model for Personal and Professional Transformation, with Rosamund Zander, LICSW and Benjamin Zander, Conductor, The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 9/11: The Enemy Within, Rick Tomb, MD, CGP, Lou Fusaro, PhD, CGP
  • Critical Stress Debriefing, Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, EdD
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Terence M. Keane, PhD
  • Short Term Group Therapy, Alan Albert, PsyD, CGP
  • Process Consultation: The Application of Group Dynamics in Clinical, Organizational and Business Settings, Edgar Schein, PhD, Sloan Fellows Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The Group Psychology of Political Leaders, Jerrold Post, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Political Psychology and International Affairs, The George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC


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