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.

November e-Learning Webinar


Adoption: Group as a Source of Healing

Pam Greenstone, MA, LPC

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 8-9:30 PM Eastern (Please be cognizant of applicable time zones)

The profound effects of adoption are alive in every single psychotherapy group, directly lived or indirectly experienced. Whether it's the legacy of child relinquishment or an adoptee who struggles to talk, group members bring their fears of being misunderstood and rejected into the group. Group leaders will gain a deeper understanding of adoption issues and effective ways to work with them. Click here for details and registration information.  November 1.

2020 program coverAGPA Connect 2020 – “Group: Growth and Renewal”
March 2-7 in 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.

Group Foundation Scholarships: Grace period is currently in effect for the Early Decision Applications until November 15.

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.

Nominations for the Harold S. Bernard Group Psychotherapy Training Award Are Now Being Accepted

The International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists is accepting nominations

for the Harold S. Bernard Group Psychotherapy Training Award, recognizing outstanding contributions in education and training in the field of Group Psychotherapy. It was named through a legacy gift provided to the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health by Dr. Bernard; training in group psychotherapy was near and dear to his heart. The award will be presented at the AGPA Connect 2020 meeting (March 2-7, 2020). Application guidelines may be found here

 Nominations and supporting documentation must be submitted to the attention of Misha Bogomaz, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, Clinical Professional Relations Committee Chair, via e-mail to the AGPA Office at by November 1.

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. 


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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.