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 July issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy is available online

This issue features:
  • Group Dynamics of a Society: A Three-Way Debate
  • Acts, Action-Talk & Talk: Using Words Iin a Boy’s Group
  • Forgiveness as Group Treatment for Relationship Pain
  • Evaluating Group Intervention for Vets with PTSD
  • Combining Cognitive Remediation and Trauma Therapy

Additionally, the following article is available ahead of print: "Attitudes Towards (Psychotherapy) Groups: Results of a Survey in a Representative Sample" by Bernhard Strauss, Lena Spangenberg, Elmar Brähler, and Bianca Bormann.

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. 

It’s Membership Renewal Time

Renew your 2014-2015 AGPA membership: online, by phone or by mail. To take advantage of online renewal, simply Log In to the AGPA website. Once logged in, select “Renew Your Membership” from the grey toolbar located at the top of the page. Contact AGPA at 877-668-2472-toll free or 212-477-2677 to renew by phone and/or to have a renewal notice mailed to you. You can also email us at

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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