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It’s Raffle Time!
AGPA and the Group Foundation are having their annual raffle, Group Works for Communities and we invite you to participate in this fun event with a chance for exciting prizes donated through our friends and corporate partners. Buy your tickets today! Winners will be drawn at AGPA Connect in Los Angeles at the luncheon on March 2, 2019 (you do not need to be present to win).
View the January 2019 issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
This issue includes articles on:
- Enactment in an Analytic Group with "Difficult Patients"
- Social Identities, Power, and Privilege: Engaging Difference in Pursuit of Group Cohesion
- Sexuality and Intimacy in Groups with Older Adults
- Witnessing and Evolving in Group Work
- Resilence-Based Group Intervention with Underserved Children in Schools: An RCT
AGPA members receive online access to the Journal as a member benefit. Log on to the AGPA members only website using your username and password. If you are not a member of AGPA, you can order the Journal directly from Taylor & Francis.
January e-Learning Event
Microaggressions from the Inside Out
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 8-9:30PM (Eastern)*
Presenters: Kavita Avula, PsyD & Sabrina Crawford, PsyD
The insidious nature of microaggressions and their impact within individuals and groups is explored, illuminating how seemingly innocent comments can be disruptive to forging life-giving relationships. Two psychologists of color will gently raise awareness around microaggressions using self-disclosure, experiential learning, and group exercises to increase awareness and deepen sensitivity. Participants can reflect on how their identity informs how they can respond in order to build empathy.
Visit the AGPA e-Learning Library for event details to including event description and learning objectives as well as registration information.
*Please be cognizant of applicable time zones.
AGPA Connect 2019
The theme for AGPA Connect 2019 is "Building Bridges of Connection Through Group," to be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California from February 25 - March 2, 2019. Below are a few quick links for your convenience:
- Travel -- Special discounts are available.
Delta: For a 2-10% discount on reservations, visit delta.com and enter NY2FW in the Meeting Event Code box on the Search Flight page. Reservations may also be made by calling (800) 328-1111. Please note: There is a ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number. This offer is valid from February 20-March 7, 2019.
United: To book your reservation visit united.com or call 800-426-1122. Refer to the AGPA Z Code ZFT2 and Agreement Code 107029. (Please note that reservations made via phone are subject to a $25 service fee.) This offer is valid from February 22-March 5, 2019.
AGPA has responded to the Public Charge Amendment targeting individuals with disabilities
The organizational response can be found here: https://www.agpa.org/home/media/social-issue-policy-resolutions/agpa-response-to-public-charge-amendments.