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 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.

April 2018 Issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy is available!

This issue features articles on:

  • Secrets in Therapy Groups
  • Using Movies with Inpatient Groups
  • SCT and Group Dynamics
  • Encounter Groups with Chinese Students
  • Making Decisions in our Work

View the full Table of Contents. 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.

AGPA Connect Program Proposal Submissions

The theme for this year's meeting is "Building Bridges of Connection Through Group." We are currently accepting program proposals for the 2019 Meeting. Your presentation ideas are encouraged, please submit online here. The deadline for submissions is May 4, 2018. If you have any questions regarding your submission, please email Angela Stephens ( or Jenna Tripsas ( at the AGPA office or call us using our toll free number 877-668-2472 or phone 212-477-2677.

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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