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Authority & Leadership in Everyday Life: Six-Week Small Study Group
Tuesday, January 09, 2024, 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM EST
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Authority & Leadership in Everyday Life:
Six-Week Small Study Group

Frank Marrocco, Ph.D., Consultant

Six Tuesdays beginning January 9 through February 13
01/09; 01/16; 01/23; 01/30; 02/06; 02/13
6:15 - 7:30 pm ET

In-Person 57th Street & 8th Avenue, New York City

Application Deadline: December 6, 2023
Acceptance Notification: December 13, 2023
Apply by November 22, 2023 to be eligible for the early-bird discount


General Registration: $500 

Discounts are available for students, and New York Center, GRI, and AKRI members.

The New York Center is pleased to host a recurring 6-week in-person Small Study Group in the Group Relations tradition.  This series is especially suited for individuals who have attended at least one Group Relations conference and are seeking to deepen their understanding of small group life by studying their experience in the here and now over an extended period of time. 


Unlike most Group Relations experiential learning groups, which are often embedded within larger conference systems, this recurring group will exist independently. Therefore, each member enters the group for reasons both conscious and unconscious as distinct from a Small Study Group (SSG) within a larger conference system. These distinctions will be significant to the dynamics of the group throughout its lifecycle. How do these motivations  emanate from and relate to, each others’ complex intersectionalities? Where do they overlap, and where do they diverge?  How do roles in the family, workplace, and society inform group membership? These questions, seen as key to the dynamics of the SSG, will form the essence of the group’s identity and focus.

Registration is limited to 8 participants. Please note that this is an application, and completing this form does not guarantee your spot in the event.  All applications will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified of their admission status no later than December 13, 2023. 

 A virtual mid-point review will be held during the week of January 22. A virtual debrief and reflection will take place at the culmination of the series.

For questions please contact Nina Traylor, Administrator: [email protected]

Consultant: Frank Marrocco, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan.  He has served as a consultant in numerous Group Relations conferences in various roles. Dr. Marrocco is a Fellow and former board member of the A.K. Rice Institute where he chaired the Affiliate Relations Committee. He is also past vice president of AKRI’s affiliate center, the New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations & Social Systems. Dr. Marrocco is currently a faculty & supervisor of psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute as well as an adjunct clinical professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn Center. 

Administrator: Nina Traylor, M.A. (she/her) graduated from the Teachers College, Columbia University Organizational Psychology MA program in 2018 through the Eisenhower Leader Development Program (ELDP). ELDP is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership (BS&L) at the United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York. Before enrollment at Teachers College, she served as a logistics officer in a U.S. Army Special Forces Unit and on two combat deployments. Currently, Nina is an educational content program manager at a tech company. 


Contact: [email protected]