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.
Call for Proposals for the 2016 AGPA Annual Meeting
The 2016 AGPA Meeting will be held in New York City on February 22-27. The theme for this meeting is
"Transformation in Group: From Isolation to Connection." Your program proposals are welcome. The deadline for submissions is April 24, 2015. Click here to begin your proposal.
Please join us for "Courage to Explore - The Life Cycle of a Career: Three Group Therapists Speak on Solitude, Humiliation, and Romantic Love” on Sundays, March 29, April 26, and May 17, 2015: 8:00-9:00 pm (Eastern). These teleconferences are complimentary for AGPA Members who do not require CE credits. CE credits for AGPA Members are available at $22.50/session or $67.50 for all three weeks. CE credits for Nonmembers are available at $45.00/session or $135.00 for all three weeks. Payment includes the 90-minute teleconferences, access to the online test and upon successful completion a CE certificate. (For more information and to register.)
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.