Board Members

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Richard M. Billow, Ph.D

Richard M. Billow, Ph.D

Richard M. Billow, Ph.D. holds postdoctoral certificates in Psychoanalysis and Group Psychotherapy.  For many years he directed the Postgraduate Group Program at the Derner Institute, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.  He has written over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and four books:  Relational Group Psychotherapy:  From Basic Assumptions to Passion; Resistance, Rebellion and Refusal:  The 3 R’s.  Developing Nuclear Ideas, and the forthcoming Changing Our Minds:  Selected Papers of Richard M. Billow.  He is a Clinical Professor in the Postdoctoral Programs at Adelphi, and practices in Great Neck, NY. 

Dr. Bogomaz

Misha Bogomaz, Psy.D., C.G.P., ABPP

Dr. Misha Bogomaz is an Assistant & Training Director at University of North Florida Counseling Center. He is a Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified in Group Psychology, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist with experience and interest in group psychotherapy, group dynamics, leadership, followership, group unconscious, and group decision making.  He is currently the president-elect of the American Board of Group Psychology.

Dr. Andy Eig

Dr. Andy Eig

Dr. Andy Eig is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and group psychologist. He is on the faculty of Adelphi’s postgraduate programs in psychoanalysis and group psychotherapy. Dr. Eig has published and presented widely on the interaction of digital media and psychotherapy. He is currently the past president of the American Board of Group Psychology.

Joel C. Frost, Ed.D., ABPP

Joel C. Frost, Ed.D., ABPP

Joel C. Frost, Ed.D., ABPP is retired from clinical practice. He has had a long relationship with ABGP. He was one of the original 36 who were the first candidates examined when ABGP first became an ABPP recognized specialty. He has served as President-Elect, President, and Past President of ABGP. He has served as Treasurer for a decade, and now as Treasurer of ABGP. He has served as the ABGP Trustee to the ABPP Board of Trustees. He is currently serving as Secretary of ABPP. 
Samuel R. James, EdD, ABPP

Samuel R. James, EdD, ABPP

Samuel R. James, EdD, ABPP is a psychologist that has focused as a clinician and an organizational consultant. As a clinician he was the Associate Director of the Center for Group Psychotherapy at Massachusetts General Hospital; Clinical Fellow of the Harvard Medical School; past-president of the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy; and Chair of the Affiliate Societies Assembly and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Group Psychotherapy Association.  As a consultant he worked for 35 years as a specialist in developing teams, assessing cultures, leadership transitions, and leadership and organizational development. He is a former board member of the New England Society for Applied Psychology and a member of the faculty of the William James Coaching Certification Program. He is a Trustee of the American Board of Professional Psychology. 

Darryl L. Pure, Ph.D., ABPP, FAGPA, CGP

Darryl L Pure, Ph.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA

Dr. Pure is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association where he has served in a variety of governance positions including three terms on the Executive committee; two as Treasurer of the Association, Chair of the Affiliate Societies Assembly, and four terms on the Board of Directors. In addition to his work for AGPA, Currently. Dr. Pure is Chairman of the Board of the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health.

Dr. Pure served as Coordinator of Group Psychotherapy Training and Services at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University from 1996-2006 and continues to lead Group Psychotherapy training for the Psychiatry Residency Program. He holds the rank of Lecturer in Clinical Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. He has also twice served as president of the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society and has been its training director.

Beginning in 2020, Dr. Pure became a founding faculty member of Interpersonal Dynamics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership.

Involved in the American Board of Group Psychology, Dr. Pure is a Fellow and has been a member of the Board for 12 years. Currently, he is the president-elect of the Board in addition to serving as the coordinator of the Maintenance  of Credentials..

In addition to workshops and experiential groups locally and nationally, Dr. Pure has presented at international conferences on issues related to practice development and gender issues in groups and continues to be invited to train clinicians in the United States and abroad. Dr. Pure has actively worked in the field of Conflict Resolution in both Northern Ireland and Israel. A related focus for him is Attachment Theory in group psychotherapy and the application of Emotionally Focused Therapy principles and techniques to group. Dr. Pure has a vibrant practice which includes several groups. He is currently the president of the American Board of Group Psychology.

Elizabeth Weiner, Ph.D, ABPP

Elizabeth Weiner, Ph.D, ABPP

Elizabeth Weiner, Ph.D, ABPP, works at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri.  She provides group therapy on the open, semi-locked and locked treatment units for severely disturbed psychiatric inpatients.  She is the internship supervisor for the Group Psychotherapy minor rotation.  Evidence-based treatments she uses include various types of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for criminal thinking errors, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Illness Management and Recovery, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Lorraine Wodiska, PhD, ABPP, FAGPA

Lorraine Wodiska, PhD, ABPP, FAGPA

Lorraine Wodiska, PhD, ABPP, FAGPA is in independent private practice in Arlington, VA and has been working with individuals, couples and groups for over thirty years.  At this time, she conducts three psychotherapy groups.

She has been on the American Board of Group Psychology (ABGP) Board for a number of years, predominantly serving as the National Examination Chair.  In that capacity, she has created an Examiners Manual to assist those  engaged at every level of the examination process.

She is a Fellow of American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), on their Board of Directors and serves as the Co-Chair of the Open Sessions Committee. 

She is the immediate Past President for the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (MAGPS) and has been on their Board in various positions for eight years.

She presents at AGPA Connect almost every year on various topics, including: “Teaching Group”, “Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma”, and “Breaking Group Contracts” and recently chaired an AGPA Open Session:  “Being a Group Therapist in these Difficult Political Times”.  One of her very favorite topics is “You Had Me at Hello”:  Ethical Canine Assisted Psychotherapy” and she and her Shih-Tzu Stella (and/or Teddy) are her co-presenters when she offers these local, regional and national workshops. Stella and Teddy are also present in all her individual, couples and group therapy sessions.

She taught Basic and Advanced Group at Johns Hopkins University for nearly ten years.  During her career as a psychologist, she has led therapy groups in her private practice,  process groups at MAGPS and AGPA, and at a women’s homeless shelter.  She has led hundreds of Consciousness Raising groups in the 1970’s.  During that period, she also worked Carl Rogers and staff co-leading groups from 100 to 400 participants.  

She began working as a disaster mental health front line worker with the Red Cross during Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  In recent years, she has been deployed to Hurricanes Harvey  in Texas and Michael in the Florida panhandle.  Her work there has included living, visiting and working with all “customers” and Red Cross staff in shelters, in call centers, in the community and in their homes to assess and manage requests for crisis management. 

Jayson Hsieh, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Jayson Hsieh received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, a doctoral internship at Norton Sound Health Corporation (part of the Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium), and completed his postdoc training in North Slope Borough-Child and Youth Service at Utqiagvik (format known as Barrow), AK.

Dr. Hsieh was board-certified in Group Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2019. Dr. Hsieh currently works at the Alaska VA Healthcare System since 2016. Dr. Hsieh served as Secretary and Disaster Response Network (DRN) of the Alaska Psychological Association in 2016~2018.