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.

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).

The Local Hosting Society Welcomes AGPA Connect 2019 to Los Angeles!

2019-LA-Guide-CoverThe Local Hosting Society and members of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) have prepared an extensive hospitality guide for those attending AGPA Connect 2019. The guide provides resources available in downtown Los Angeles and beyond, in other interesting LA neighborhoods, such as Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Koreatown, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice, Marina del Rey, Beverly Hills, Silverlake and Los Feliz.

You will also find all kinds of information, advice and recommendations available at GPALA’s Hospitality Booth. You are invited to stop by the booth to say hello. The Hosting Task Force
and GPALA members have come together to help make your experience in Los Angeles exciting, fun and memorable.

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 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 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.

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. 

AGPA has responded to the Public Charge Amendment targeting individuals with disabilities

The organizational response can be found here:

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