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.

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.

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. 

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

**Please note that guests should only make reservations through the link above or by contacting the hotel directly at 713-960-8100. The Westin will NOT contact you by phone to solicit reservations. Should you receive such a phone call, do NOT give the caller any personal information and please report it to AGPA immediately.**

It’s Raffle Time! 

AGPA and the Group Foundation are having their annual raffle, Group Works for Communities and we invite you to participate in this fun event with a chance for exciting prizes donated through our friends and corporate partners.  Buy your tickets today!  Winners will be drawn at AGPA Connect in Houston at the luncheon on March 3, 2018 (you do not need to be present to win).

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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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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