Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I have to wait until my application is approved to register for the meeting at member rates?
  2. I would like to get a ticket for my spouse/guest to attend the luncheon and/or party with me. How can I get them a ticket?
  3. I am Retired/New Professional/Student/Resident, do I get a discount?
  4. Can you help me find a roommate to cut down the hotel cost?
  5. I am a New Professional/Student/Psychiatric Resident, is there a special hotel rate?
  6. I will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting, how can I get a refund?
  7. Is there an extension on the deadline for registering for the meeting at the early bird rate?
  8. I am a faculty member, do I have to register?
  9. How many continuing education credits do I get for attending the Special Institute, Two-Day Institute and/or Workshop?
  10. I only want to go to a certain event, can you tell me if it is open?
  11. I can’t tell what I want to register for just by the title listed in the Program Brochure, should I wait until I view the online course catalog before registering?
  12. Is the Special Institute included in the five day super saver package?
  13. I only want to go to one workshop in the morning, can I pay half the single day rate?
  14. Can I go for just one day of the Institute?
  15. Can I email or fax in my registration and submit payment by mail?
  16. I’m already registered for the meeting and would like to make a change, can I give you the information over the phone?
  17. Is there any discount if our agency/institution sponsors a group of us to attend?

Do I have to wait until my application is approved to register for the meeting at member rates?
No, you can submit your application with your registration form and still apply member rates. You must pay the full year membership application fee of $150 in order to get the member discount.

I would like to get a ticket for my spouse/guest to attend the luncheon and/or party with me. How can I get them a ticket?
You can register your spouse/guest for the spouse/guest package which includes the Group Foundation party, Conference Luncheon, Spouse and Guest breakfast, Public Education Event and two Plenary Events. Discounts do not apply. Single event tickets are available onsite at the meeting.

I am Retired/New Professional/Student/Resident, do I get a discount?
Yes, New Professionals Students, Residents and Retirees get a 35% discount. Students and Residents must enclose verification such as a copy of their student I.D. or a letter from their institution of residency.

Can you help me find a roommate to cut down the hotel cost?
Unfortunately, we cannot assist in this effort; however, we suggest that those looking for a roommate post a message to the member community indicating that they are looking for a roommate. If you have any questions regarding posting, contact the AGPA office at (877) 668-AGPA or (212) 477-2677 or e-mail: info@agpa.org for more information.

I am a New Professional/Student/Psychiatric Resident, is there a special hotel rate?
Yes, there are a limited number of discounted rooms for New Professionals, full-time graduate Students or Psychiatric Residents. If you fit in one of these three categories, you must complete the required reservation request form. New Professionals, Students or Residents are paired with another New Professional, Student or Resident unless a roommate is specified.

I will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting, how can I get a refund?
Before the refund deadline date (typically one month prior to the meeting); you must submit a written cancellation notice. Confirm with the AGPA Staff that your cancellation notice was received. You will be refunded the amount paid minus a $50 cancellation fee. After the deadline no refunds are provided.

Is there an extension on the deadline for registering for the meeting at the early bird rate?
As long as the registration is postmarked by the deadline date, the early bird rate will apply.

I am a faculty member, do I have to register?
Faculty members are encouraged to fully participate in the meeting. Faculty registration is required for at least one day of the Annual Meeting.

How many continuing education credits do I get for attending the Special Institute, Two-Day Institute and/or Conference Workshops?
The Special Institute is 6.0 Credits, the two-day Institute is 13.0 credits, an all-day workshop is 5.0 credits, a half-day workshop is 2.5 credits, a 90-minute workshop is 1.5 credits, and an early morning session is 1.0 credit.

I only want to go to a certain event, can you tell me if it is open?
Registration is constantly changing and we prefer not to provide this information. An event could be open now, but be closed by the time your registration is processed or it could be closed now but someone may drop out of it and it will re-open. We recommend you submit several choices.

I can’t tell what I want to register for just by the title listed in the Program Brochure, should I wait until I view the online course catalog before registering?
No, if you wait you take the chance of being closed out. It is better to register now and if once you view the online course catalog you realize it’s not what you want, you can always switch into another event that is open.

Is the Special Institute included in the five-day super saver package?
No, the Special Institute is not included and is a separate fee.

I only want to go to one workshop in the morning, can I pay half the single-day rate?
No, the minimum you can register for is the single-day rate even if you only go for half the day. Additionally, the single-day rate can only apply to one day (i.e., a person cannot attend an afternoon workshop on Thursday and a morning workshop on Friday).

Can I go for just one day of the Institute?
No, registration will only be accepted for the full two-days and registrants are expected to attend both days including the Institute Opening Plenary Session. Continuing Education credit will not be awarded for partial attendance.

Can I email or fax in my registration and submit payment by mail?
Registration forms must be accompanied by payment. If you email, fax or phone in your registration we ask that you include credit card information.

I’m already registered for the meeting and would like to make a change, can I give you the information over the phone?
Yes, however we would prefer that you put your change in writing and send it to us either by email at registration@agpa.org, or fax it over to Member Services at (212) 979-6627.

Is there any discount if our agency/institution sponsors a group of us to attend?
A special discount is available to individuals from the same agency/institution. The first registration is at the full rate with additional registrations from the same agency at a 35% discount. Agency/Institution registrations may be shared among personnel. Registration forms must be forwarded together and accompanied by a listing of the names of registrants on agency letterhead stating personnel are full-time or part-time employees whose sole source of income is from the agency. Letter should also verify the agency or institution as a non-profit. (Other discounts are not applicable when using an agency/institutional discount.)

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