AGPA serves as the voice of group therapy for mental health clinicians and the public-at-large, both nationally and internationally. The AGPA provides vital information on group psychotherapy in a variety of ways. Our efforts provide global access to group psychotherapy education and professional development, research, and outreach services. AGPA promotes awareness about the healing power of group. Learn more about our organization.

Group Think! Applying Science to Practice

The AGPA website has a brand new section! This new feature developed by the Science to Service Task Force and created by Stevie McLaughlin and Martin Kivlighan provides a brief overview of research findings to inform the AGPA community of new clinically relevant group therapy research. Our first feature addresses the following two questions: 1) Do patients with borderline personality disorder benefit from group treatment? 2) Is a group-based Mindfulness intervention effective for chronic pain and opioid misuse? Click here to view.

December e-Learning Webinar

On Attacking and Being Attacked in Group Psychotherapy

aaron-black-2Aaron Black, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 8-9:30 PM Eastern (Please be cognizant of applicable time zones)

Verbal attacking is an inevitable and sometimes destructive process in the group setting. Simultaneously, anger and conflict also hold valuable therapeutic potential. In this presentation, Dr. Black suggests that instead of being avoided or overly regulated, verbal attacks may be leveraged clinically to stimulate meaningful developmental progress and emotional maturation. Click here for details and registration information.  

AGPA Connect 2020
“Group: Growth and Renewal” -- 2020 program coverMarch 2-7
New York City

The 2020 Institute and Conference program is available online. Click

below to view full Institute and Conference event descriptions.

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

New Group Therapy Podcast on

leszcz-molynThe Therapy Show interviewed AGPA President-Elect Molyn Leszcz, MD, FRCPC, CGP, DFAGPA, on the vital aspects of group therapy treatment. Listen to the full podcast here, read about group, and please share this valuable show on your social media to promote the benefits of group. 


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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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.