AGPA stands with the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and all professional organizations condemning the recent hate-based violence suffered this Easter Sunday 4/21/19 by the bombings at the churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. As an organization we strongly respect the rights and expression of religion and culture of every person and community. We send our condolences and compassion to all the affected families and communities who now face suffering, loss and traumatic assault from this horrific attack. We will continue working in our own way to take a stand and ease the suffering of those near and far.

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 Call for Program Proposals
Deadline is April 29, 2019

The theme for AGPA Connect 2020 is “Group: Growth and Renewal" and will take place in New York City on March 2-7.  You are invited to submit your program program proposals using the Online Submission Form. We look forward to receiving your submissions sharing your ideas, innovations, and knowledge. 

We are also accepting applications for the National Institute Instructor Designate this year. The application may be found under the Institute Section of the Online Submission Form. The deadline for applications is also April 29, 2019

The April issue of the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy is available online

This issue features articles on:

  • Integrated Group Psychotherapy Programs for Multi-Diagnosed Clients
  • Race Dialogues in Group Psychotherapy
  • A Group Analyst's Perspective on the Trump-Clinton Election
  • Home Groups: Integrating Peer Support and clinical Care in a Community Mental Health Center

AGPA members receive the Journal free with their membership, to access log on to the AGPA website using your username and password. If you are not a member of AGPA, you can order the journal directly from Taylor & Francis. 

E-Learning Event -- Sunday, May 19

Katie GriffinJoin Katie Griffin on May 19 at 8:00-9:30 PM (Eastern) as she leads a webinar entitled, "Early Longing, Emotional Engagement, and Sexual Desire: Being Fully Ourselves in Relationships." Group members bring internal templates which, when combined with societal expectations, dictate and restrict the expression of longing, emotional connection, gender identity, and sexual desire. When the group leader helps expand and deepen these internal templates, group members develop more fluidity, breadth of identity, and depth of connection to themselves and others.

 For more information, visit the AGPA CE Center. Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $22.50 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers. Register Here

The AGPA Facebook Group has officially launched!

The group page will provide an opportunity for group therapists and students to share all things group-related: articles and podcasts; group-related queries and questions; announcements of conferences and events; pictures; cartoons; and memes. Members and non-members of AGPA are invited to participate. Please feel free to invite your group colleagues to join. Join here:

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Authority, Leadership, Role, and Task: Bringing Mind and Body to Work will be held May 16-19 at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, Illinois. This conference, in the Tavistock tradition, provides an experiential opportunity to discover how roles might shift when you involve both your mind and your body. Space is limited to 48 members. Visit website for registration information


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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