AGPA Connect 2020

Group: Growth and Renewal

American Group Psychotherapy Association Meeting
March 2-7, 2020

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, New York

AGPA Connect is designed for clinicians, as well as mental health workers, psychiatric residents and graduate students in mental health degree programs. It is composed of three major sections: the Special Institute, the Two-Day Institute, and the Conference.

The Institute is held on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 3-4 (with Special Institute Presentations scheduled for Monday, March 2). The two-day Institute is devoted to small group teaching primarily in the experiential mode. The Conference is held on Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7 and offers a variety of formats, including courses, limited registration workshops as well as open session panels on special topics and original scientific paper sessions.

Mental health professionals currently working with groups or in training who wish to be kept abreast of new developments and expand the scope of their clinical practices.

After participating in the Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify, review and integrate basic group dynamic concepts into their group practice;

  2. Compare the theoretical underpinnings of various schools of group therapy;

  3. Conduct groups in a variety of settings with a broad range of populations;

  4. Apply evidenced-based practices as they relate to group therapy.

  • World-renowned faculty are available to instruct, challenge, and inspire you.

  • Earn over 40 continuing education credits in your affiliated discipline.

  • You can learn valuable, proven strategies and clinical techniques that can be used immediately.

  • A full menu of diversified offerings designed to sharpen your knowledge and skills is available.

  • You can take advantage of time away from the day-to-day pressures of work. You’ll return refreshed, stimulated, and rejuvenated—and ready for new challenges ahead.

AGPA Connect offers continuing education credits to physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, and marriage and family therapists. View the full list of our national and state accreditations. 

Hear what Francis Kaklauskas, Psy.D, CGP, FAGPA, Elizabeth Olson, Psy.D, LCSW and Levi have to say about attending the AGPA Annual Meeting.



Frequently Asked Questions

View the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about AGPA Connect.

How to Register

 Register online or download a paper registration form.

Complete the form, including credit card information; sign and fax to AGPA at (212) 979-6627 or scan and email to [email protected].  Please do not mail your registration form if you fax it as this may result in duplicate charges.

Phone AGPA toll-free at (877) 668-AGPA or call (212) 477-2677, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Have your credit card information available.

Mail your completed form with your check or credit card information to AGPA c/o Chase Manhattan Bank, Church Street Station, PO Box 6359, New York, NY 10249-6359. (Non-U.S. residents are requested to have checks drawn on U.S. banks.)

If you require special accommodations to fully participate, please send a written description of your needs.

Group Foundation Scholarships/Awards Available

Each year the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health offers scholarships to AGPA Connect for individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend. Details on the awards and scholarships available can be found here.

We have an online application for AGPA Connect 2020.  To begin your application, please click here (where you can also find instructions for the application process). More information can also be found on the Group Foundation Scholarship website here.

Scholarship inquiries can be directed to Angie Jaramillo at [email protected] or by calling the office (212) 477-2677.


The 2020 Annual Institute and Conference will be held at the:  
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue (at W. 53rd Street)
New York, New York 10019

Hotel Room Rates:
$239.00 Single/Double occupancy on/before November 30th, 2019
$279.00 with Concierge access for two persons (formerly known as Club Level) on/before November 30th, 2019
*Please note that early bird reservations require a one-night, non-refundable deposit.

$259.00 Single/Double occupancy on/after December 1st, 2019
$299.00 with Concierge access for two persons (formerly known as Club Level) on/after December 1st, 2019
Reservations may be made online or by phone at 888-627-7067 or 212-581-1000

**Please note that guests should only make reservations through this link or by contacting the hotel directly at 212-581-1000. The Sheraton will NOT contact you by phone to solicit reservations. Should you receive such a phone call, do NOT give the caller any personal information and please report it to AGPA immediately.**

Attention Students: Even further room discounts are available to new professionals, full-time students and psychiatric residents ($80.00 per person/double occupancy required).  Student rooms are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis while they are available. Room shares are required.  All inquiries for student housing are to be addressed to the AGPA office only and must be accompanied by verification of status. Click here to download the form.

All inquiries for student housing are to be directed to the AGPA office only. By phone: 877-668-2472 (toll free) or 212-477-2677; email: [email protected].

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