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 Issues Public Statement Calling for a Stop to the Policy of Separating Children from their Parents.

Please read the full Organizational Statement.

AGPA announces Safe Environment Conduct Policy

AGPA aims to be inclusive of a large number of participants, with many varied and diverse backgrounds. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe, respectful, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, disability, age, appearance or other personal characteristics and socioeconomic status. The AGPA Safe Environment Conduct Policy outlines our expectations for all those who participate in AGPA. View video of AGPA Immediate Past President, Eleanor Counselman, EdD, CGP, LFAGPA and CEO, Marsha Block, CAE, CFRE discussing the Safe Environment Conduct Policy. 

Renew your AGPA Membership

You can renew your membership: online, by phone or by mail. To take advantage of online renewal, follow this link to 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

View the Special Section on Aging in the July issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy

This issue features a Special Section entitled "The Group Therapist and Issues of Aging" edited by Marc Schramm, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA 

Other topics in this issue include:

  • Deconstructive Interventions
  • Attachment and Eating Disorders
  • The Group Therapy Experience Scale

AGPA members receive online access to the Journal as a member benefit.  Log on to the AGPA members only website using your username and password.  If you are not a member of AGPA, you can order the Journal directly from Taylor & Francis. 

Register now for AGPA Connect 2019

Register anytime, anywhere with our online registration system, or download the paper registration form and return it to the AGPA Office.  The theme for this year is "Building Bridges of Connection Through Group," to be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California from February 25 - March 2, 2019.

Early Bird Hotel Rates Available

Make your hotel reservation online for AGPA Connect 2019.

Build the Future for Group Therapy with a Gift to the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health

Do you believe that group interventions create opportunities for healing and personal change? Then please support the Group Foundation as it invests in scholarships, research, community outreach, and robust on-line resources that are key to building a powerful network of practitioners across the nation and around the world. Your generosity not only produces tangible results, it inspires others to help, too. Contributions can be made online at

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AGPA Awarded Accreditation with Commendation

 As a provider of continuing medical education for physicians through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This status is the highest accreditation the ACCME offers.


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