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.

It’s Raffle Time!

AGPA and the Group Foundation are having their annual Treasures for Technology Raffle and we invite you to participate in this fun event. The raffle supports one of our highly visible areas of public support – the new user-friendly AGPA website. This site reaches the public in their times of need and helps group therapists with distance learning, continuing education programs and other professional resources. It provides an interactive environment for all visitors to the site and is key to our mission to change lives through group psychotherapy. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. We are excited to once again bring you the chance for elegant prizes through a generous donation from Tiffany’s. Buy your tickets today! Winners will be drawn at the AGPA Annual Meeting in San Francisco at the luncheon on February 28, 2015 (you do not need to be present to win).

The Local Hosting Society looks forward to welcoming us to San Francisco.

They have created an online Hospitality Guide for the 2015 Annual Meeting. This guide contains restaurant recommendations, local events and activities. Click here to view this very informative guide developed by the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society.


The 2015 AGPA Institute and Conference: Promoting Secure Attachments through Group Therapy

View a pdf of the printed program brochure or view the entire program with event descriptions using links below.

Make your selections today. 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; you may also register online using this online registration form


Discounted rates at Hyatt Regency San Francisco for the 2015 Meeting.

The rates are $215 single/double and $280 for Concierge level rooms.To take advantage of these discounted rates, click here; you can also call the hotel at 800-633-7313 or 415-788-1234. Please note: If you have any difficulties securing a hotel room at the AGPA discounted rate, please contact the AGPA office.

Groups in Private Practice SIG Support Group

The Groups in Private Practice SIG is now offering an online group for members who would like to support one another, exchange ideas and share goals as they strive to establish new therapy groups in their own practices. This group is open to all AGPA members and is moderated by the Groups in Private Practice SIG Co-Chairs, Jason Berman, Ph.D., CGP, Carol A. Dallinga, LCSW, CGP and Allan Sheps, MSW. You can join this group in two ways, by logging in to the AGPA website and adding this group in the Update SIG Sections page or by contacting the AGPA office toll-free at (877) 668-AGPA (2472).


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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