AGPA Connect 2024: "Turbulent Times: Using Groups to Overcome Divisions and Foster Engagement"

AGPA Connect 2024 program cover

We can't wait to see you for AGPA Connect 2024 on February 26-March 2 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland!  Registration Selection is now available.  Complete event descriptions for the 2024 Special Institute, Two-Day Institute, and Three-Day Conference are now available online! Click here to see the schedule for the numerous Institutes, workshops, courses, and open sessions we have to offer.  You can also do your initial registration here or Modify Your Registration to make your selections here.  The 2024 AGPA Connect Program is also now available!

The AGPA CONNECT 2024 Hospitality Guide, created by the local hosting society the Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society, is now available so you can see what there is to do in and near the Gaylord Resort.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Available at AGPA Connect 2024!
This is a great way to increase visibility with key individuals in the field of mental health. Consider it for yourself or share this opportunity with colleagues and connections in the field who may be interested. You can learn more here.


We're pleased to announce that the Plenary sessions will be livestreamed and recorded. Registration is available for all four or separately and can be purchased using the links below.

Plenary Session Livestream Package — all 4 events for the price of 3!

Institute Opening Plenary — Tuesday, February 27, 8:00 - 9:00 AM (Eastern)
AGPA Institutes as Adventures in Learning Group Psychotherapy
Nina Brown, EdD, LPC, NCC, AGPA-DLF

Conference Opening Plenary — Thursday, February 29, 8:15 - 9:30 AM (Eastern)
Social Connection as an Underappreciated Determinant of Health and Wellbeing
Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD

Anne & Ramon Alonso Presidential Plenary - Friday, March 1, 8:15 - 9:30 AM (Eastern)
This is Your Pilot Speaking. Buckle Your Seatbelts: We Expect Turbulence Ahead

Lorraine Wodiska, PhD, FABPP, CGP, AGPA-F

Mitchell Hochberg Memorial Public Education Event - Saturday, March 2, 8:15 - 9:15 AM (Eastern)
Inclusion's Imperative: Understanding the Root Causes of Health Inequities and their Antidotes
Cynthia de las Fuentes, PhD


Group Therapy is a Triple E Treatment Infographic

Group Therapy Will be Key for Mental Health Treatment Access and New Website Will Serve as a Resource for Effective, Disorder Specific Group Treatments Supported by Evidence.  This website has been developed by an international team of renowned mental health professionals and supported by the American Psychological Association’s Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Division 49), the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) with funding provided by the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health, and the German Health Ministry. The development team was chaired by AGPA President Gary Burlingame, PhD, CGP, AGPA-DF’s lab at Brigham Young University and Bernhard Strauss, PhD’s lab at the Institute of Psychosocial Medicine, Psychotherapy, and Psycho-oncology at Jena University Hospital in Germany. 

E-Learning Events

Tips and Tools to Overcome Divisions and Foster Engagement in Groups

Co-Chairs: Latoyia Griffin, LCSW, CGP, AGPA-F; Vincent Malik Dehili, PhD, CGP, ABPP; Faculty: Jacquelin Darby, PsyD, CGP; Yujia Lei, PhD; Joshua DeSilva, PsyD, CGP; Liz Marsh, LICSW, CGP; Paul Gitterman, LICSW, MSc, CGP

This panel discussion assists in increasing mindfulness of diversity-conscious, anti-oppressive practices. A multitude of voices and intersectional positions highlight how they have created space and recentered members when outside conflict directly impacts individual lived experiences and appears within the group process through microaggressions and/or ruptures. Part of the discussion includes questions to invite experiences around dynamics that may occur in groups due to the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hate, in addition to, ableism, xenophobia, anti-Asian hate, anti-Black racism, transphobia, etc.
This recording is complimentary for members; 1.5 CE Credits available at $30 for members / $60 for nonmembers (Login required for member pricing.)
Access without CE Credits
Access with CE Credits

Promote mental health awareness and wellness for all.

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A GROUP SOLUTION infographic 2023The U.S. is facing a mental health crisis. There are not enough providers for the increasing demand for mental health treatment.

New research in an article published in the 

American Psychologist "Mental Health Care Equity and Access: A Group Therapy Solution" written by AGPA members Drs. Martyn Whittingham and Cheri L. Marmarosh, along with healthcare finance experts Peter Mallow and Michael Scherer makes the case for group therapy as a treatment option that can simultaneously increase access to care for millions of people while reducing national mental healthcare expenses.  In addition, the April/May issue of Monitor on Psychology highlights general benefits of group therapy, strategies for building cohesion and managing conflict in groups, and considerations for conducting group therapy virtually in the article "Group therapy is as effective as individual therapy, and more efficient. Here's how to do it successfully."


Download and share our infographic on how group can provide a solution to the US Mental Health Crisis. 

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