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.

The 2015 AGPA Institute program is now available!

Make your selection of your Institute program today, view the entire Institute program with event descriptions. You won’t want to miss this year’s Meeting; the theme is “Promoting Secure Attachments through Group Therapy.” If you haven’t registered yet here is a registration form. AGPA Members will receive priority enrollment until November 15.


NOVEMBER 1, 2014: Mark Your Calendar! 

  • Scholarships/Awards--Each year the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health offers scholarships to the Annual Meeting for individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend. Click here for details on the scholarships available as well as application information.  The early decision deadline for applications is November 1, 2014.

  • Research Awards--Funds are available from the Group Foundation to support group psychotherapy research.  Grants up to $15,000 are awarded, depending upon the following factors: a) importance of the research to the field; b) the seniority of the investigators; and c) the number of research applications received. Grant funding can be used to support the basic costs of research (e.g., supplies, research equipment, photocopying, postage, computer services, statistical consultation and research assistant salaries) and investigator salaries, but travel expenses will not be funded.  The deadline for receipt of grant applications is November 1, 2014. Email submission is required and should be sent to the attention of the Group Foundation at dfeirman@agpa.org. The application and other relevant information may be found on the AGPA website at http://www.agpa.org/Foundation/research-grants.

  • "Honor Your Mentor" program. The "Honor Your Mentor" program is a campaign of appreciation, recognizing mentors and emphasizing their importance in fostering the personal and professional development of group psychotherapists. It is an opportunity to express your personal appreciation for your mentor. A highlight of the program is an essay contest in which entrants will honor the mentor of their choice. Entry requirements can be found on the Group Foundation website at http://www.agpa.org/Foundation/awards/honor-your-mentor-program. Essay entries are due by November 1, 2014. Donations to the Group Foundation in honor of mentors can be made online at http://member.agpa.org/scriptcontent/index.cfm?gpf=1.


Center of Excellence in Group Psychotherapy Services

The Center of Excellence in Group Psychotherapy Services (CoE) was developed by the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists, the certification body of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, to recognize organizations/practices that achieve and demonstrate excellence in group psychotherapy practice. This national designation as a CoE in group services provides the public and consumers with a benchmark to determine the quality of group treatment that they can expect to receive.  The designation is available to mental healthcare delivery systems (e.g. community healthcare groups, hospitals, clinics, agencies, and group practices). To learn more about the CoE designation please visit the Centers of Excellence.


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