AGPA Committees and Task Forces

More than an information and networking resource, AGPA offers a window of opportunity for professional growth and recognition. Through active participation in AGPA, members can help shape policy that affects their careers. AGPA offers mentorship and leadership opportunities through involvement on its many committees and task forces.

If you are interested in joining a committee or task force, contact AGPA at info@agpa.org.

Standing Committees

Annual Meeting Committee

The Annual Meeting Committee is responsible for planning and bringing to fruition the scientific programs of the Annual Meeting. The committee plans Institute sections, workshops, and open session events, such as panels, papers, and demonstrations.

Co-Chairs:
Alexis Abernethy, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology
180 N Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Office: (626) 524-5359
Fax: (626) 584-9630
Email: aabernet@fuller.edu

Martha Gilmore, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
1621 Oak Avenue, Suite B
Davis, CA 95616
Office: (530) 757-6861
Fax: (530) 753-0636
Email: mlgilmore@ucdavis.edu

Editorial Committee

This Committee is comprised of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, which is selected by the Editor of the Journal and is subject to the approval of the AGPA Board of Directors. This Committee conducts the editorial affairs of the Journal.

Editor:
Dominick Grundy, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
545 West End Avenue, Apt. 11D
New York, NY 10024
Office: (212) 874-6929
Fax: (221) 595-9067
Email: Grundyd4@earthlink.net 

Fellowship and Awards Committee

Members of the Fellowship and Awards Committee review candidates for fellowship in order to recognize members who have made meritorious contributions to group psychotherapy. The Committee also recommends the presentation of awards and honors to individuals or groups who may have made a significant contribution to the mental health field. Committee members must be Fellows of AGPA.

Co-Chairs:
Barbara S. Ilfeld, MSN, RNCS, CGP, FAGPA
218 Hidden Lake Loop, PO Box 2160
Olympic Valley, CA 96146-2160
Office: (530) 581-3567
Fax: (530) 583-6157
E-mail: barbara.ilfeld@gmail.com

Nancy Kelly, Ph.D., MSSW, CGP, FAGPA
2925 Viale Seravezza
Santa Fe, NM 87505-5307
Office: (512) 458-4646
E-mail: nw_kelly@msn.com

Carol A. Vaughan, L.C.S.W., CGP, LFAGPA
2121 Sage Road, Ste. 180
Houston, TX 77056-4326
Office: (713) 622-7591
Fax: (713) 622-7599
E-mail: carol_vaughan@msn.com

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is charged with the task of both retaining current members and finding new ones.  Additionally, the Membership Committee serves as the welcoming arm of the organization for new members and first time Annual Meeting attendees.  This Committee also brings issues of membership concerns to the attention of the Board of Directors.

Co-Chairs:
Paul Berkelhammer, MA, LMHC, CGP
511 28th Ave East
Seattle, WA 98112
Office: (206) 720-1500 x2
E-mail: paul@pugetsoundtherapy.com

Cindy M. Hearne, Ph.D., CGP
1720 Sunset Blvd
Houston, TX 77005
Office: (713) 520-1243
E-mail: cindyhea@mac.com

 

Nominating Committee

Four members are elected every two years by the membership to the Nominating Committee. These individuals, along with the Immediate Past President, prepare the slate of candidates for officers and the Board of Directors.

Chair: 
Les R. Greene, Ph.D., CGP, LFAGPA
35 Laurel Road
Hamden, CT 06517-4019
Office: (203) 932-5711 x5173
E-mail: lesrgreene@peoplepc.com

Public Affairs Committee

The Public Affairs Committee advocates health care issues in relevant public and social policy arenas by disseminating information about group psychotherapy theory and practice and the Association itself. The Committee also maintains relationships and communicates with other professional organizations that address such issues as standards setting, service delivery systems, legal rights, ethics, privileges and responsibilities, third-party coverage, and other mental health issues that may be of concern to AGPA members. 

Co-Chairs:
Barry Helfmann, Psy.D., CGP, DFAGPA*
28 Milburn Avenue
Springfield, NJ 07081-1039
Office: (973) 467-9333 x221
E-mail: drblh@aol.com

Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, CGP
1000 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office: (703) 625-8444
Fax: (703) 683-0431
Email: farooqmohyuddin@yahoo.com

Kathleen H. Ulman, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
17 Elm St.
Boxford, MA 01921
Office: (978) 887-6040
Fax: (978) 887-8977
Email: kathyulman@verizon.net


Task Forces

75th Anniversary Task Force

This group is charged with planning AGPA's 75th Anniversary in 2017.

Co-Chairs:
Patricia A. Barth, Ph.D., CGP, DLFAGPA
4550 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 252
Houston, TX 77027
Office: (713) 621-0038
Fax: (713) 621-4920
Email: pbarth1631@yahoo.com


Lisa Mahon, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
6065 Lake Forrest Drive NW, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30328
Office: (404) 256-3889
Fax: (770) 579-1967 
Email: mahon-flores@mindspring.com


Community Outreach Task Force

This group is charged with establishing and executing community outreach programs to provide professional assistance to diverse group populations in the aftermath of traumatic events.

Co-Chairs:
Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, LCAT, CGP, FAGPA
510 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Office: (917) 439-7892
Email: CraigHaen@gmail.com


Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D., ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
22 Norwood Road
Northport, NY 11768
Office: (631) 757-6459
Email: suephil@optonline.net

Distance Learning Task Force

Responsible for the planning and development of alternative continuing educational opportunities apart from the AGPA Annual Meeting such as teleconferences, webinars, audio tapes, on-line courses and home study materials.

Co-Chairs:
Hank Fallon, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
1805 Herrington Road, Building 2
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Office: (770)962-1944
Fax: (770) 962-1886
Email: swimhank@gmail.com

Paul Kaye, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
25504 Sherwood Drive
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Office: (248) 399-2122
Fax: (248) 399-2122
Email: PKExpress@aol.com

Newsletter Task Force

This Task Force is responsible for overseeing the publication of AGPA’s bi-monthly newsletter, The Group Circle. Its members include the Editorial Staff of The Group Circle, who are selected by the Editor of the Circle.

Editor:
Steven Van Wagoner, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
2440 M Street NW, Suite 429
Washington, DC 20037
Office: (202) 296-5299
Fax: (202) 223-3939
Email: slwagoner@verizon.net

Science to Service Task Force

This group works to integrate research and clinical practice, to formulate practice guidelines for group psychotherapy, to study the feasibility of a group therapy practice research network, to identify/develop evidence-based group therapy practices/treatments and to recommend educational programs that support the teaching/dissemination of evidence-based group therapy methods.

Co-Chairs:
Les R. Greene, Ph.D., CGP, LFAGPA
35 Laurel Road
Hamden, CT 06517-4019
Office: (203) 932-5711 x5173
E-mail: lesrgreene@peoplepc.com

Rebecca MacNair-Semands, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
UNC Charlotte
158 Atkins, Counseling Center
Charlotte, NC 28223
Office: (704) 687-0324
Fax: (704) 687-6343
Email: rrmacnai@uncc.edu

Martyn Whittingham, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
8032 Quail Meadow Ln
West Chester, OH 45069-1990
Email: mswhittingham100@outlook.com

Special Interest Group (SIG) Task Force

The SIG Task Force promotes the development of Special Interest Groups and provides a forum for supporting SIG activities.

Co-Chairs:
Kathleen Ault, N.P., CGP
246 West End Avenue, Apt 6B
New York, NY 10023
Office: (212) 241-6313
Fax: (212) 987-5683
E-mail: kathie.ault@gmail.com

Shari Y. Baron, M.S.N., CGP, FAGPA
1715 Green Valley Rd.
Havertown, PA 19083
Office: (610) 449-6550
Fax: (610) 449-6556
E-mail: shariyb@aol.com

 

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