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.
Upcoming eLearning Events
- Sunday, October 21, 2018, 8:00-9:30 PM (Eastern)
Silence in Group Psychotherapy: A Powerful Communication
Jerome Gans, MD, CGP, DLFAGPA
This interactive event will focus on various aspects of silence in group therapy. For more information, click here.
- Sunday, November 4, 2018, 8:00-9:30 PM (Eastern)
Regressive Pulls/Restorative Solutions in Group Leaders
Sara Emerson, LICSW, MSW, CGP, FAGPA
Paul Kaye, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Darryl Pure, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
This presentation will explore the interface between regressive pulls within the group leader and personal history, group dynamics, and the inherent challenges tied to management of multiple transferences. Several clinical examples will be presented. For more information, click here.
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:
Before November 30, $229/per night single or double occupancy; December 1 and after, $249/night single or double occupancy.
- Travel -- Special discounts are available.
Delta: For a 2-10% discount on reservations, visit delta.com 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 united.com 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.
AGPA Community Outreach Efforts
Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by Hurricane Florence.The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health supports AGPA's outreach efforts in response to traumatic events. There are a number of materials on our website for clinicians, the public and the media regarding the effects of trauma and the appropriate and effective use of group interventions, including electronic copies of the modules in the AGPA training manual “Group Interventions for Treatment of Psychological Trauma.”
AGPA Community Outreach Co-Chairs Drs. Craig Haen and Suzanne Phillips discuss the valuable role groups play in helping communities and families heal and develop resiliency following traumatic events. We encourage you to share this video on social media, by email or link it to your website!
Build the Future for Group Therapy with a Gift to the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health
Do you believe that group interventions create opportunities for healing and personal change? Then 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. Your generosity not only produces tangible results, it inspires others to help, too. Contributions can be made online at http://member.agpa.org/imis/agpa/donate.