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AGPA responds to the COVID-19 pandemic
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Group Think! Applying Science to Practice
This feature presented under the auspices of the Science to Service Task Force and implemented by Martin Kivlighan and Stevie McLaughlin is designed to offer critical reviews of new or recent research to the AGPA community. This quarter's research review focuses on telehealth. The first study provides a systematic review of evidence for telehealth group-based treatment and the second study offers lessons learned from a pilot videoconference group stress management program in cancer survivors. Read more...
It’s Membership Renewal Time!
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Do You Want to Help Change Lives? Make a Gift to the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Today!
Do you believe that group interventions create opportunities for healing and personal change? Then please support the Group Foundation as it invests in scholarships, research, community outreach, and robust on-line resources that are key to building a powerful network of practitioners across the nation and around the world. The importance of this work has only increased with the challenges our world faces today during the pandemic and ongoing social justice issues. Contributions can be made online at https://member.agpa.org/agpa/givenow.
AGPA Connect 2021 -- "The Power of Groups in Challenging Times" will be held Virtually
The AGPA Connect Committee is hard at work formulating the 2021 meeting. Final details regarding dates and registration fees will be forthcoming. Below is the line up of special event speakers:
Two Special Institutes:
· Aaron Black, PhD, CGP, Faculty, Center for Group Studies, Rochester, New York; and
· Zindel Segal, PhD, Founder ofMindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and professor of psychology at University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
· Institute Plenary Address: Alexis Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Associate Provost for Faculty Inclusion and Equity and Professor of Psychology, Fuller State University, Pasadena, California
· Mitchell Hochberg Memorial Public Education Event: Elizabeth Ford, MD, Chief of Psychiatry for Correctional Health Services for New York City’s Health and Hospitals, New York, New York
· Conference Opening Plenary: Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, Houston, Texas
· Anne and Ramon Alonso Plenary Address: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD, Associate Professor at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
· Louis R. Ormont Lecture: J. Scott Rutan, PhD, CGP-R, DFAGPA, Private Practice, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Online Registration is open now! Registration rates will be adjusted appropriately for our virtual meeting.
COVID-19 Support and Stress Reduction for Medical and Mental Health Professionals with Dr. Suzanne Phillips interviewing Drs. Molyn Leszcz and Craig Haen
In this show, host Dr. Suzanne Phillips interviews AGPA colleagues, Drs. Molyn Leszcz and Craig Haen, to support resilience and foster stress reduction in medical and mental health professionals facing the Corona Pandemic. The world watches with gratitude as medical health professionals work tirelessly to care for COVID-19 patients despite supply shortages, fatigue, and fear of infection. New and existing patients turn to Mental Health Professionals to help contain fear, loss, and dysregulation in the face of an invisible and lethal threat. Drawing upon years of hospital experience and research in the aftermath of the SARS Epidemic, Dr. Molyn Leszcz discusses the principles, connections, coping strategies, physical and psychological safety that fuel resilience in Medical Professionals. Dr. Craig Haen considers both the strain and strategies for sustaining resilience in mental health professionals available to the emotional needs of patients.