Connecting, Educating, and Leading for 75 Years: The Theory, Science, and Practice of Group Therapy

American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Meeting
March 6-11, 2017

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel -- New York, New York

The Annual Meeting is designed for clinicians, as well as mental health workers, psychiatric residents and graduate students in mental health degree programs. It is composed of two major sections: the Institute and the Conference.

The Institute is held on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 7 & 8 (with Special Institute Presentations scheduled for Monday, March 6). The two-day Institute is devoted to small group teaching primarily in the experiential mode. The Conference is held on Thursday-Saturday, March 9-11 and offers a variety of formats, including courses, limited registration workshops as well as open session panels on special topics and original scientific paper sessions.

Mental health professionals currently working with groups or in training who wish to be kept abreast of new developments and expand the scope of their clinical practices.

  • World-renowned faculty are available to instruct, challenge, and inspire you.

  • Earn over 40 continuing education credits in your affiliated discipline.

  • You can learn valuable, proven strategies and clinical techniques that can be used immediately.

  • A full menu of diversified offerings designed to sharpen your knowledge and skills is available.

  • You can take advantage of time away from the day-to-day pressures of work. You’ll return refreshed, stimulated, and rejuvenated—and ready for new challenges ahead.

  • Explore New York with colleagues, family, and friends. Create cherished memories while strengthening your professional expertise.

After participating in the Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify, review and integrate basic group dynamic concepts into their group practice;

  2. Compare the theoretical underpinnings of various schools of group therapy;

  3. Conduct groups in a variety of settings with a broad range of populations;

  4. Apply evidenced-based practices as they relate to group therapy.

The Annual Meeting offers continuing education credits to physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, and marriage and family therapists. View the full list of our national and state accreditations. 

Hear what Francis Kaklauskas, Psy.D, CGP, FAGPA, Elizabeth Olson, Psy.D, LCSW and Levi have to say about attending the AGPA Annual Meeting.


Frequently Asked Questions

View the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about the AGPA Annual Meeting.

How to Register

Events are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Some events fill quickly, so we strongly recommend that you always indicate alternative choices. The printed program is available online. Additional registration information can be found here.  

Click here to download the registration form.

Complete the form, including credit card information; sign and fax to AGPA at (212) 979-6627 or scan and email to  Please do not mail your registration form if you fax it as this may result in duplicate charges.

Phone AGPA toll-free at (877) 668-AGPA or call (212) 477-2677, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Have your registration and credit card information available.

Mail your completed form with your check or credit card information to AGPA c/o Chase Manhattan Bank, Church Street Station, PO Box 6359, New York, NY 10249-6359. (Non-U.S. residents are requested to have checks drawn on U.S. banks.)

If you require special accommodations to fully participate, please send a written description of your needs.

Group Foundation Scholarships/Awards Available

Each year the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health offers scholarships to the Annual Meeting for individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend. Awards for creative use of group therapy are also available. Click here for details on the awards and scholarships available as well as application information.  The Foundation is pleased to offer this opportunity to a variety of individuals. If you or someone you know is eligible, we encourage you to apply. The early decision deadline for applications is November 1, 2016. (Additional applications will be accepted after this date for review on a funds-available basis.) 


The 2017 Annual Institute and Conference will be held at the:  
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Hotel Room Rates:
Before November 30, 2016:
$239.00 Single/Double occupancy
$279.00 Concierge Level

December 1, 2016 and AFTER:
$259.00 Single/Double occupancy
$299.00 Concierge Level

Reservations may be made by phone at 888-627-7067 or 212-581-1000 or online by clicking here.  

Attention Students: Even further room discounts are available to new professionals, full-time students and psychiatric residents ($80 per person/double occupancy required).  Student rooms are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis while they are available.  Room shares are required.  All inquiries for student housing are to be addressed to the AGPA office only and must be accompanied by verification of status.  Click here to download the form.

All inquiries for student housing are to be directed to the AGPA office only. By phone: 877-668-2472 (toll free) or 212-477-2677; email:


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