Special Event Benefitting the Group Foundation!

Join us on Sunday, June 9, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern for:

Behind the Circle: Group Therapists Share their Journey
Featuring Macario Giraldo, PhD, AGPA-F interviewed by Maryetta Andrews-Sachs, PhD, CGP, AGPA-F
This special event will launch a series that will feature one-on-one interviews that take a deep dive into how someone became a group leader. Not the usual session, this armchair chat among colleagues and oftentimes friends will explore one person's journey to group therapy and the life experiences that informed their approach. $75 to attend (a special consideration fee of $40 is also available at registration). Register today  Sponsorships are also available and can be selected at registration or contact Diane Feirman at [email protected] for more information.

Call for Proposals Now Open for AGPA Connect 2025 in San Francisco: "Being Seen:  The Many Faces of Group."  Submit Today!

The proposal submission site is now open for AGPA Connect 2025, with the theme "Being Seen: The Many Faces of Group."  The annual event will take place on March 3-8, 2025. For Connect, we are building a concurrent virtual and in-person program to allow for greater accessibility to quality mental health offerings to a greater number of people worldwide. We strongly encourage submissions that will be presented virtually whether you are with us in person in San Francisco or joining remotely. Proposals Submissions are due by June 17, 2024. The online submission form is located at https://2025-connect.events.agpa.org/


The U.S. is facing a mental health crisis. There are not enough providers for the increasing demand for mental health treatment. We at AGPA recognize this month as a time to promote mental health awareness and wellness for all. We invite you to visit our website www.agpa.org and follow us on Facebook, X/Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for resources and content. If you post on social media for Mental Health Awareness Month, please tag us @agpa01 to show your support and to be potentially reposted on AGPA's channels.

We've developed several infographics on the benefits of group that you can share broadly on your website and via social media to spread the word about the benefits of group.  Download the infographic PDFs using the link Group Therapy Is A "Triple E" Treatment  You can also share the AGPA What is Group Psychotherapy website with valuable public facing information on groups at https://www.agpa.org/home/practice-resources/what-is-group-psychotherapy- 

E-Learning Events

ONLINE INSTITUTE: Process Group Experience, Led By Shari Y. Baron, MSN, CNS, CGP, AGPA-F

Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 - 5:00 pm each day (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

The process group experience sections will stress the basic elements of group functioning, development, here-and-now group process and examine both the dynamics and process of group psychotherapy. The Institute is structured to maximize learning about group formation, and the role of the leaders and participants in the establishment of group roles, boundaries, norms and structure. Generally, psychodynamic concepts including transference, individual and group resistance and defense mechanisms will be examined as they emerge in the group process. The contribution of the leader to the development of a cohesive and functional group will be examined. Please note that the process group experience sessions are predominantly used as an experiential learning tool rather than didactic sessions, although a didactic debriefing may be done by some facilitators. Please come to the sessions ready to share experiences and learn from each other. Additionally, in order to preserve confidentiality, please attend these sessions in your own physical space where others will not be able to overhear or listen in on the discussions. Thank you for respecting each other.

12 CE Credits available at $240 for members / $480 for nonmembers (Login required for member pricing.)

Register Here 

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