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.

November 30 is the deadline for the early bird rate at Hyatt Regency San Francisco for the 2015 Meeting.

Reserve your hotel room for the 2015 meeting before Sunday, November 30, you will receive a special rate of $199 single/double occupancy rate; Concierge level rooms are available at $264. Beginning Monday, December 1, the rates will be $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: Discounted reservations at the early rate must include one pre-paid night which is non-refundable.


The 2015 AGPA Institute and Conference program is now available!

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


Each year the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health offers scholarships to the Annual Meeting for individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend. Click here for details on the scholarships available as well as application information.  The early decision deadline for applications is November 1, 2014. (Additional applications will be accepted after this date for review on a funds-available basis.)


Share Your Voice on Group Practice and Payment Issues: 

AGPA is hosting an online community that can serve as a focus group to determine members’/group therapists’ wants and needs with regard to CPT (current procedural terminology) code and other financial reimbursement initiatives.  This forum will last for three months and consist of a series of discussions on practice issues in group psychotherapy, including (but not necessarily limited) to challenges with billing codes that negatively impact practice. If you are interested in participating in this forum, please send an email to Diane Feirman, CAE, Public Affairs Director at dfeirman@agpa.org.


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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