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 Teleconference - On the Frontlines of Trauma: Contemplative Based Trauma and Resiliency Training (CBTRT)
This innovative training prepares participants to better understand, treat, and prevent PTSD. Contemplative Based Trauma and Resiliency Training (CBTRT) is an evidence-based protocol that offers a mind/body/brain perspective on trauma at the intersection of neuroscience, group psychotherapy, and contemplative science and training in mindfulness-based strategies for self-regulation. Part I will explore key concepts in the neurobiology of trauma, the brain's emergency circuitry, and the neuroscience research as it relates to mindfulness-based practices.
In Part II, participants will engage in a first-person methodology by "putting their own oxygen masks on first," experiencing a menu of mindful awareness practices designed to increase attention control, self-awareness, and emotional regulation--the three key components of self-regulation. Participation in both sessions is required. These teleconferences are complimentary for AGPA Members. For details and to register, log in and visit the AGPA Online CE Center.
- Dates: Sundays, July 23 and September 17, 2017
- Time: 8:00-9:30 pm (Eastern); 7:00-8:30 pm (Central); 6:00-7:30 pm (Mountain); 5:00-6:30 pm (Pacific)
- Presenter: Gaea Logan, LPC-S, CGP, FAGPA, Founder and Executive Director, The International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights, Austin, Texas.
The July 2017 issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy is available online.
This issue features articles that focus on:
- Aggression in Group
- Group Rough Play
- Online Support Groups
- Adolescent Groups
- Group in Chinese School Settings
AGPA members receive online access to the Journal as a benefit of their membership, to access 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.
Sign up for New Content Alerts for International Journal of Group Psychotherapy. New Content Alerts are email alerts that let you know when new issues are added to the Journal. You'll receive a full listing of the articles scheduled to appear in each issue in advance of publication.
AGPA 2018 Meeting, February 26-March 3 in Houston, Texas
"The Healing Power of Groups in a Fragmented World" is the theme for the 2018 AGPA Meeting.
These topics and more will be addressed by Specific Institute Sections, Workshops, and Open Sessions offered at the 2018 Houston Meeting. Join us for what promises to be an extraordinary meeting. Here is a registration form.
- How does group therapy promote attachment?
- What insights from group therapy might inform our response to the global challenges that we face?
- How do groups counter fragmentation?
- What are important future directions for group therapy research?
- How might neuroscience influence our ability to foster connection?
- How do the creative arts enhance our interpersonal connections?
Help Build the Future for Group Therapy - Make a Gift to the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Support the Group Foundation mission to change lives through therapeutic group work by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research and community outreach. Your gift is particularly important during this 75th Anniversary year of AGPA and the Group Foundation Campaign in celebration of this milestone, with a goal of expanding our programs for scholarships, research, society and speaker awards, agency training, community outreach and technology improvements. Contributions can be made online at http://member.agpa.org/imis/agpa/donate.
Become Part of Our Group - Become an AGPA Member Today! Become a member of the only professional association dedicated to supporting you, the group therapist. Your AGPA membership will provide you with opportunities to advance your knowledge, skills and training in group psychotherapy, networking and consultation with other members of the AGPA community and access to cutting-edge resources you need to enhance your work as a mental healthcare professional. AGPA members are instantly surrounded with a national and international community dedicated to helping your practice and your patients succeed. Make AGPA your professional home and start seeing all the ways membership can benefit you! Check-out a listing of valuable AGPA Membership Benefits.