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.

January e-Learning Events

Principles of Group Psychotherapy (Part 1)
Sundays, January 14, 28, February 4, 11 18 at 11:00 AM-1:00 PM  Eastern
Directors: Joshua Gross, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA and Misha Bogomaz, PsyD, CGP

AGPA’s Distance Learning Task Force is pleased to offer the Principles of Group Psychotherapy curriculum in two parts.  Part 1, the didactic portion, will be offered through five weekly videoconferences by experienced AGPA faculty.  Participants must attend all five teleconferences.  This five-week series is a pre-requisite for Part 2, the experiential portion, which will be offered at AGPA Connect 2018 in Houston as a one-day course on Friday, March 2.  The completion of both parts fulfills the 12-hour group psychotherapy theory and practice course requirement for the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) credential with the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists. Use this link for more information and to register.

Difficult Moments in Group Psychotherapy: Looking through the Lens of Different Paradigms
Sunday, January 21 at 1:00-2:30 PM  Eastern
Moderator: Katie L. Steele, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Panelists:Susan Gantt, PhD, ABPP, CGP, DFAGPA; Macario Giraldo, PhD, CGP, FAGPA; Elliot Zeisel, PhD, LCSW, CGP, DFAGPA

This is the last of a three-part series presented under the auspices of the Distance Learning Task Force celebrating AGPA's 75th Anniversary. This series pairs seasoned therapists with known theoretical models of group psychotherapy and early career professionals. Invited early career professionals will present clinical vignettes of difficult moments in their group work to a panel of three group therapists with diverse clinical perspectives. This presentation will feature the Systems-Centered (Gantt), Lacanian (Giraldo) and Modern Analytic (Zeisel) Conceptual Models with Dr. Katie Steele serving as moderator. Use this link for more information and to register. 

AGPA Connect 2018 -- February 26-March 3 -- Houston, Texas

Download the printed program brochure for an overview of the meeting.

You may also view the full event descriptions, click below to see details on the Special Institute presentations, Two-Day Institute sections, and Three-Day Conference events. AGPA Connect 2018 with the theme "The Healing Power of Groups in a Fragmented World" promises to be an extraordinary experience both professionally and personally.

Special Institute: Monday, February 26;
Two-Day Institute: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 27 & 28

Three-Day Conference: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 1-3

We hope that you will be able to join us. Here is the registration form. 

The Local Hosting Society looks forward to welcoming us to Houston!

The Houston Group Psychotherapy Society, our Local Hosting Society, has created an online Hospitality Guide for AGPA Connect 2018. This guide contains restaurant recommendations, local events and activities. Click here to view this very informative guide.

Discounted Hotel Rates are available for AGPA Connect 2018

The Westin Galleria and Oaks Hotels are offering discounted rates for AGPA Connect attendees. The rates are $199 single/double. To take advantage, click here.If you experience any difficulties, please call  the AGPA office at 877-668-2472 or 212-477-2677 or email us at

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

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