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.

AGPA Connect 2020 – “Group: Growth and Renewal”
March 2-7 in New York City

The 2020 Institute program is available online. Click below to view full Institute event descriptions. Conference events will be available shortly. 

Monday, March 2
•Two Special Institute Presentations:
SI-1. Robert Grossmark, "The Untelling: A New Look at Working with the Unconscious in Group"
SI-2. Stan Tatkin, "A Psychobiological Approach to Couples and Group Therapy"

Tuesday, March 3
Institute Opening Plenary, Jerome Gans, "Getting the Most Out of Your Institute Experience: Some Personal Reflections"

Tuesday, March 3 & Wednesday, March 4
Process Group Experience Sections
Specific Interest Sections

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

Group Foundation Scholarships: Early Decision Application Deadline: November 1.

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.

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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.

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