The American Group Psychotherapy Association extends its condolences and support to those in the communities affected by the violence of the past week and other traumatic events.  As an organization of mental health professionals from different locations and backgrounds, collectively living and working with a belief in the power of groups to make a difference and foster healing, we wish to extend our support in any way we can.  Please read our full statement here. 

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.

The October 2016 Issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy is available online!

 This issue features a special section on "Ethics and Organizational Dynamics." Other articles focus on:

  • Group Climate and Absences
  • Reality Testing/Testing Reality
  • Individual versus Group Therapy

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.

It's not too early to make plans to attend the AGPA 75th Anniversary Meeting: March 6-11, 2017 in New York City

Register Now and join us for the celebration! Our meeting theme is "Connecting, Educating, and Leading for 75 Years: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Group Therapy" and this promises to be extraordinary.

Reserve your hotel room at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel now through November 30; you will receive a special rate of $239 single/double occupancy; special rates are also available for Club Level rooms at $279 through November 30. To take advantage of this limited time offer click here or call 888-627-7067 or 212-581-1000. Beginning December 1, the rates will be $259 single/double occupancy and $299 for Club Level rooms. Please note: Discounted reservations before November 30 require a one night non-refundable deposit.

Two New Endowed Scholarships Now Available

The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is pleased to announce the establishment of two new endowed scholarships for attendance at the AGPA Annual Meeting:

  • Barbara and Albert Dazzo Scholarship, supporting a student, resident or new professional delivering group services in a not-for-profit mental healthcare delivery system such as a community healthcare organization, hospital, clinic or agency with a preference for those working with underserved populations
  • Southwestern Group Psychotherapy Scholarship, supporting a scholarship for a student, resident or new professional residing in Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, or Oklahoma.

The Group Foundation is grateful to the Dazzo Family and the Southwestern GPS for their generosity and leadership in establishing these scholarships which are both being awarded for the first time at the upcoming 75th Anniversary Meeting in New York City.  Information on applying for these and other scholarships can be found here. 

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 as we enter the year of the 75th Anniversary of AGPA and begin a Group Foundation Campaign in celebration of this milestone, and 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

Renew your membership: online, by phone or by mail

To take advantage of online renewal, 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


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