Obstacles: The Power of the Group"
American Group Psychotherapy Association
February 25-March 2, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana
Meeting is designed for the 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.
is held on Tuesday & Wednesday, February 26 & 27 (with
Special Institute Presentations scheduled for Monday, February
25). The two-day Institute
is devoted to small group
teaching primarily in the experiential mode. The
is held on Thursday-Saturday, February 28-March 2 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.
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. Youll return refreshed, stimulated, and
rejuvenatedand ready for new challenges ahead.
New Orleans with colleagues, family, and friends. Create cherished memories while strengthening your
What Will You
participating in the Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:
review and integrate basic group dynamic concepts into their
the theoretical underpinnings of various schools of group
groups in a variety of settings with a broad range of
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.
full list of our national and state accreditations.
The Annual Meeting
offers over 300 events; download our
printed program for a quick overview of the extraordinary events
scheduled for this year.
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program. Click here to download a free copy of Adobe Reader.
pleased to announce that there will again be a Continuous Online Group to be held in
conjunction with its 2013 Annual Meeting (February 18-March 6).
The task of this group will be to provide experience with and
learning about online large group dynamics. As indicated by its
name, it will stay open "24/7" and its members will interact
electronically. If you are interested in participating,
details are available.
Frequently Asked Questions
View the answers to
some of our most frequently asked
questions about the AGPA Annual Meeting.
Events are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Some events fill quickly, so we strongly recommend that you always indicate alternative choices.
registration form to select the Institute and Conference
events and indicate payment.
Fax your complete form, including credit card information to AGPA at (212) 979-6627. 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.
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 30, 2012.
(Additional applications will be accepted after
this date for review on a funds-available basis.)
The 2013 Annual Institute and
Conference will be held at the:
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Special discounted rates for AGPA
attendees are available at
$199 single/double occupancy rate; Club level rooms are available at
Reservations may be made online using this
link or by phone at
888-364-1200 or 504-581-1000.
Attention Students: Even further
discounts are available to new professionals, full-time students and psychiatric residents
($49.50 per person/double occupancy required).
2013 New Professional/Student/Psychiatric Resident Housing
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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