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Speaker's Bureau

Speaker's Bureau

Dr. Marsha Vannicelli

Group Therapy, Substance abuse, Counter transference (the impact of the therapist's feelings)

Dr. Vannicelli is a fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association, a Clinical Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and joined the MSPP faculty in 1995. She teaches 'Theory of Group Dynamics'; 'Clinical Practice of Group Psychotherapy'; and ‘Groups in Clinical and School Settings’. For many years she was a consultant and peer reviewer for the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) and is currently on the board of Health Care Specialists in the Addictions. Previously Director (and founder) of the Appleton Substance Abuse Clinic at McLean Hospital, she is now in private practice in Belmont, MA. She has published more than 50 publications including two Guilford Press books: "Removing the Roadblocks: Group Psychotherapy with Substance Abusers and Family Members" and "Group Psychotherapy with Adult Children of Alcoholics: Treatment Techniques and Countertransference Considerations." More information about Dr Vannicelli can be found on her website at

Updated 8/29/11

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