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 has responded to the Public Charge Amendment targeting individuals with disabilities

The organizational response can be found here:

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Group interventions create opportunities for healing and personal change.  As part of your year-end giving, please support the Group Foundation as it invests in scholarships, research, community outreach, and robust on-line resources that are key to building a powerful network of practitioners across the nation and around the world. Contributions can be made online at

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.

January e-Learning Events

Webinar Series: Principles of Group Psychotherapy (Part I)
Sundays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, & 10, 2019, 11AM-1PM (Eastern)*

Directors: Misha Bogomaz, PsyD, CGP, ABPP & Jennifer Martin, PhD, CGP

Faculty: Craig Asselin, PsyD, CGP; Karen Cone-Uemura, PhD, CGP; Susan Gantt, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA, FAPA; Joshua Gross, PhD, CGP, ABPP, FAGPA; Kristina Hansen, PhD, CGP; Margaret Postlewaite, PhD, SEP, CGP, FAGPA; Michele Ribeiro, EdD, CGP, FAGPA; Annie Weiss, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA; & Tevya Zukor, PhD, CGP

AGPA is pleased to offer the Principles of Group Psychotherapy curriculum in two parts. Part 1, the didactic portion, consists of five recorded webinars by experienced AGPA faculty. Participants must view all five webinar recordings and pass the CE test to receive credit. The completion of both parts fulfills the 12-hour group psychotherapy theory and practice course requirement for the Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) credential with the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists.

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

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