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 and EGPS look forward to welcoming you to New York City for AGPA Connect 2020 -- March 2-7
We know that you will benefit from the learning opportunity available at AGPA Connect. You can register online here. We also wanted to share with you the benefits available in New York. The Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS) has created a Hospitality Guide that outlines many of the activities available in New York. View the guide to learn all about restaurants, attractions, entertainment, and so much more that New York has to offer!
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 New York City at the luncheon on March 7, 2020 (you do not need to be present to win).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office (212) 477-2677.
How does Research Apply to Clinical Practice?
Check out the latest information offered by the Science to Service Task Force, Group Think! Applying Science to Practice. This new web section 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. This quarter's edition addresses:
- How clinicians and researchers can assess the process of change in group psychotherapy and take initial steps to explore the question: Is there value in incorporating the views of close friends or family when assessing client or group member improvement?
The psychological and emotional manifestations of White racial socialization, White fragility, typically entails such defensive expressions as anger or denial in conversations about race and racism (DiAngelo, 2011; 2018). While this construct has received increasing attention in the popular literature, it has only rarely been formally studied within psychotherapeutic contexts.
Click here to view these research summaries.
New Group Therapy Podcast on TherapyShow.com
The 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.