AGPA Connect 2021
The Power of Groups in a Challenging World
American Group Psychotherapy Association Meeting
February 22-27, 2021
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland
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, February 23 & 24 (with Special Institute Presentations scheduled for Monday, February 22). The two-day Institute is devoted to small group teaching primarily in the experiential mode. The Conference is held on Thursday-Saturday, February 25-27 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:
Identify, review and integrate basic group dynamic concepts into their group practice;
Compare the theoretical underpinnings of various schools of group therapy;
Conduct groups in a variety of settings with a broad range of populations;
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.
Explore National Harbor with colleagues, family, and friends. Create cherished memories while strengthening your professional expertise.
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
Online registration will open soon! For now, you can 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The 2021 Annual Institute and Conference will be held at the:
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Hotel Room Rates:
$229.00 Single/Double occupancy on/before November 30th, 2020
*Please note that early bird reservations require a one-night, non-refundable deposit.
$249.00 Single/Double occupancy on/after December 1st, 2020
Reservations may be made by phone at 301-965-4000.
**Please note that guests should only make reservations by contacting the hotel directly at 301-965-4000. The Gaylord 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 ($79.50 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. A reservation form will become available soon.
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@example.com.