May is Mental Health Awareness Month


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The Group Foundation is dedicated to changing lives through group psychotherapy by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research, and community outreach. Millions of people face the challenge of living with a mental illness, and with the power of group, we can provide support to those in need.  Donate today because mental health is essential, and group can help.


The Group Foundation's DEI Fund supports initiatives to invest in a diverse and culturally responsive mental health community and workforce, with a focus on anti-racism work. Please see the Summer 2022 article outlining the fund's goals; if you would like further information please complete and submit this form.


Promote mental health awareness and wellness for all. We invite you to visit our website and follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram for resources and content. If you post on social media for Mental Health Awareness Month, please tag us @agpa01 to show your support and to potentially be reposted on AGPA's channels.



The U.S. is facing a mental health crisis. There are not enough providers for the increasing demand for mental health treatment.

New research in an article published in the 

American Psychologist "Mental Health Care Equity and Access: A Group Therapy Solution" written by AGPA members Drs. Martyn Whittingham and Cheri L. Marmarosh, along with healthcare finance experts Peter Mallow and Michael Scherer makes the case for group therapy as a treatment option that can simultaneously increase access to care for millions of people while reducing national mental healthcare expenses.  In addition, the April/May issue of Monitor on Psychology highlights general benefits of group therapy, strategies for building cohesion and managing conflict in groups, and considerations for conducting group therapy virtually in the article "Group therapy is as effective as individual therapy, and more efficient. Here's how to do it successfully."


Download and share our infographic on how group can provide a solution to the US Mental Health Crisis. 

 AGPA Connect 2024: February 26-March 2

"Turbulent Times: Using Groups to Overcome Divisions and Foster Engagement"

Program Proposals now being accepted through June 19, 2023; Submit your ideas for in-person and virtual programming here

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center (National Harbor, Maryland)

 Upcoming E-Learning Events

  • Webinar--Stop "Shoulding" on Yourself: A Psychoeducational Group Model on Shame with Carmen Burlingame, LCSW; Sunday May 21, 3:00 - 4:30 PM (Eastern). *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones. Click here for more information. 
  • Online Institute--Working with the Impact of Power and Privilege on Early Longing, Emotional Engagement, and Sexual Desire with Katie Griffin, MA, LPC, CGP, AGPA-F; Friday, June 23, 4:30 - 7:45 pm; Saturday, June 24, 10:30 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday, June 25, 10:30 am - 1:45 pm (all times Eastern). * Please be cognizant of applicable time zones. Click here for more information. 
  • Webinar--Virtual Teen Groups: Eight Virtual Interventions to Promote Connection, Awareness, and Process the Here-and-now More Effectively with Sara Schreiber, LCSW; Friday, July 14, from 3:00-4:30 PM (Eastern). * Please be cognizant of applicable time zones. Click here for more information. 


AGPA Awarded Accreditation with Commendation

 As a provider of continuing medical education for physicians through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This status is the highest accreditation the ACCME offers.

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