AGPA serves as the voice of group therapy for mental health clinicians and the public-at-large, both nationally and internationally. The AGPA provides vital information on group psychotherapy in a variety of ways. Our efforts provide global access to group psychotherapy education and professional development, research, and outreach services. AGPA promotes awareness about the healing power of group. Learn more about our organization.

AGPA Wins 2014 Synergy Award for Website Excellence!

AGPA has been honored with the New York Society of Association Executives’ (NYSAE) 2014 Synergy Award for Website Excellence. This award recognizes members' associations for their outstanding websites. The criteria for this award are the website's: immediacy of overview; ease of navigation; aesthetics; consistency; timeliness of content; internal search capabilities; usefulness; interactability; originality and internet vision.

Looking Ahead to 2015...

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the AGPA will be held at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California from February 23 through 28, 2015. We are thrilled to be back in the beautiful city by the bay for our Meeting. The theme for this Meeting is "Promoting Secure Attachments through Group Therapy."

As we issue our Call for Program Proposals for this meeting, we ask that our presenters take up this challenge. We challenge you to be more creative. We challenge you to branch out, to take more risks, and to offer a session on material that has never been presented before. As a group, we all gain from your efforts. We challenge you to enrich our Annual Meeting. The deadline for submissions is April 21, 2014.

New items available in the Store/CE Center

A Group Therapist’s Guide to Process Addictions written by Shelley Korshak, MD, CGP,  Marcia Nickow, PsyD, CADC, CGP,  and Barney Straus, LCSW, PCGC, CGP. This manual was written primarily for the group psychotherapist who is not necessarily an expert in addictions and who will benefit from gaining a basic understanding of process addictions and their treatment.The manual is divided into five modules: 1) Understanding Process Addictions; 2) Recovery Principles and the Therapeutic Process; 3) Group Psychotherapy and the Recovery Process; 4) Specific Process Addictions; and 5) Special Topics.

The Power of Couples Group Psychotherapy DVD with Judith Cochè, PhD, ABPP, CGP, LFAGPA. In this DVD you will learn how to use couples group psychotherapy in clinical settings. This DVD is also useful in training work with couples and groups in academic and professional settings.

For more information or to order these new products from AGPA, visit the AGPA Store.

The April Issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy is available online

This issue features articles on the short-term inpatient group:

  • Practice Models
  • Research Findings
  • Supervision & Training
  • Cinema Therapy on the Ward

AGPA members receive the Journal  free with their membership, to access log on to the website using your username and password. If you are not a member of AGPA, you can order the journal directly through Guilford Publications, Inc. 

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