The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is a philanthropic organization dedicated to changing lives through therapeutic group work by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research and community outreach.   Evidence is now clear that group interventions are at the forefront of treatments to heal trauma, improve individual, family, and workplace relationships, treat psychological conditions and aid the military and their families in dealing with the psychological impact of war. In short, group changes lives. With the support of our donors we advocate for and support research, education/training and community programs to assure the advancement of the most innovative group work to enhance people’s lives.

Listen to Group Foundation Chair, Karen Travis, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAGPA, and Board member Elliot Zeisel, Ph.D., CGP, DFAGPA describe why they support the organization.


New Scholarship!

Read the press release announcing the establishment of iScholarship Endowment here and be sure to visit the scholarship page for the full list of available scholarships for AGPA Connect 2020 in NYC.

**The online scholarship application is now open! To begin your application, please click here (where you can also find instructions for the application process).

Call for Grant Proposals

The Group Foundations for Advancing Mental Health is pleased to announce a call for grant proposals for original critical research reviews, preferably meta-analyses although rigorous qualitative reviews will also be considered, that focus on some selected area of group psychotherapy. This call for papers is a new direction for the Group Foundation's research program in order to maximize the impact of the research in the field. For more information click here

Nominations for the 2019 Group Foundation Social Responsibility Award

The award celebrates an AGPA member or group of members whose exceptional service ultimately benefits the public-at-large, nationally or internationally (such as training, direct services to a community in need, or extensive pro-bono work). Anyone can submit a nominee or an applicant can be self-nominated. For more information click here. Nominations are due by October 1, 2019

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