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Upcoming e-Learning Events

Parallel Processes in Group Psychotherapy and the Supervising GroupKnott
Sunday, July 21, 8:00-9:30 PM (Eastern)
Heribert Knott, MD

Supervision groups often experience parallels between the group process (of the supervision group) and the clinical case being presented (the supervised group), enriching the supervision group experience as well as helping the presenter. Prior to this e-Learning event, a verbatim transcript of a group session - presented by a participant of the e-Learning group will be provided to participants, with identities disguised, and these parallels will be explored

Ethical PDr-Gerald-Corey (1)erspectives on Group Psychotherapy
Sunday, August 4, 8:00-9:30 PM (Eastern)
Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP

Ethical and effective group leaders attend to a wide variety of issues in the course of their group work. Dr. Corey will share his knowledge and expertise on the development of the ethically competent group leader. Areas to be discussed will include screening and preparation of group members, informed consent, using group techniques ethically, therapist self-care, multicultural and social justice issues, and the impact of group leader values on the group.


For more details on these events and/or to registration, click here.

The July issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy is now available online

pink-IJGP-coverThis is the first issue published under the stewardship of Editor Jill Paquin, PhD. To celebrate IJGP’s first female editor, this issue's cover features a pink color scheme.The July issue features the following articles: 

  • Treating Insecure Attachment in Group Therapy: Attachment Theory Meets Modern Psychoanalytic Technique
  • The Large Group Experience: Affiliation in a Learning Community
  • Validity of Czech Version of the Therapeutic Factors Inventory (TFI-S)
  • Evaluation of Symptoms and Alexithymia in Psychiatric Patients: A Naturalistic Longitudinal Study in a Day Hospital

AGPA members receive the Journal free with their membership, to access log on to the AGPA website using your username and password. If you are not a member of AGPA, you can order the journal directly from Taylor & Francis.

AGPA Connect 2020 - "Group: Growth and Renewal" - March 2-7 in New York City

Special events and featured speakers:

  • Two Special Institute Presentations: 1) Robert Grossmark, PhD, ABPP and 2) Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT;
  • Institute Plenary: Jerome Gans, MD, CGP, DLFAGPA;
  • Mitchell Hochberg Memorial Public Education Event: Far from the Tree with Andrew Solomon, PhD;
  • Conference Opening Plenary: Jonathan David Haidt, PhD;
  • Anne and Ramon Alonso Presidential Plenary: Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA;
  • Louis R. Ormont Lecture: Morris Nitsun, PhD.

Online Registration is available or you can email, fax or mail your registration by downloading this registration form.

Hotel Reservations
The 2020 Annual Institute and Conference will be held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Early Bird Hotel rates are available:

  • On or before November 30:
    $239.00 Single/Double occupancy
    $279.00 Club Level
  • On or after December 1:
    $259.00 Single/Double occupancy
    $299.00 Club Level

Reservations may be made online or by phone at 212-581-1000.

Group Foundation Scholarships

Each year the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health offers scholarships to AGPA Connect for individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend. Details on the awards and scholarships available can be found here.

We have an online application for AGPA Connect 2020.  To begin your application, please click here (where you can also find instructions for the application process). More information can also be found on the Group Foundation Scholarship website here.

 Scholarship inquiries can be directed to Angie Jaramillo at or by calling the office (212) 477-2677.

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