Affiliate Society Meetings

If you are interested in earning continuing education units related to group psychotherapy, please see listing below. An AGPA affiliate may be having an event in your area.

New York

One-Year Training Program
This program is designed to meet the eligibility requirements for inclusion in the International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists.
Sponsor: Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
Contact: Jan Vadell, Administrator, (631) 385-0763;

Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society

April 12, 2019
Haptotherapy: A Unique European Tactile Practice
Ineke van Rijsselberg is a haptotherapist in private practice in Heemstede (medical center) the Netherlands, with almost 20 years of experience in the field of haptonomy and haptotherapy. Before she was a movement therapist and dance teacher and got a grant to study dance/movement therapy in New York. She worked with groups in diverse settings. From 2006 until 2010 she followed master classes with the founder of haptonomy and haptotherapy in the South of France. She is trained in haptonomic couples therapy, and the haptonomic accompaniment of pregnancies. She was coauthor of the book Haptotherapie en Burnout (in Dutch), and writer of the article Haptotherapy and Burnout. Since 2014 she is editor of the International Journal of Haptonomy and Haptotherapy.


The Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society (IGPS)


One and Two-Year Training Programs
Sponsor: Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
Contact: 617-484-4994 or

June 7-9, 2019
Sponsor: Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy
38th Annual Conference
Diving In: From the Shallows to the Deep
What is a group? What are the universal elements in the process? Seemingly general and easy questions, but ones that often get taken for granted. This year's conference will leave no stone unturned as we explore groups of all types and sizes and "dive in" to one common human experience--interpersonal interactions.



Austin Group Psychotherapy Society

April 26, 2019
Spring Workshop: Our Emotional Resistance to Climate Change
AGPS Spring Workshop Our Emotional Resistance to Climate Change Friday April 26th, 2019 Register Event Description: Climate change is upon us, posing a dire threat to us all. And yet, most of us don’t think or talk about it, continuing to live our lives as we always have. Meanwhile, not nearly enough is being done to mitigate the impacts ahead. How can we understand this psychologically? In part it must be because we resist feeling our difficult feelings about climate.
Presenter: Anna Graybeal, PhD, CGP, SEP


Houston Group Psychotherapy Society

April 25, 2019
Ethics Institute
Do We Have Fantasies, or Do They Have Us? Ethics and the Imagination in Psychotherapy
Objectives: 1) Illustrate the role of the imagination in psychotherapy. 2) Describe ethical models drawn from analytical psychology and the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. 3) Describe cultural and philosophical models of the imagination. 4) Outline key techniques for hosting fantasy with an ethical attitude in the clinical setting. 
Presenter: Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC

April 26-27, 2019
Spring Institute
Reflections on the Faces of Narcissism: The Impact on Group Therapists and Group Members
Objectives: 1) Learn a sub-clinical description for a Destructive Narcissistic Pattern (DNP) of behaviors and attitudes. 2) Increase awareness of how aspects reflects undeveloped narcissism and healthy adult narcissism for group members and for the leader. 3) Describe how the group leader’s DNP can affect the group and the members. 4) Learn how to identify empathic failures and to facilitate empathic failure repairs in the group.  
Presenter: Nina W. Brown, EdD, LPC, NCC, FAGPA

Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Society (LGPS)

April 12-13, 2019
Spring Institute: Neurobiology of Scapegoating
Scapegoating is a powerful, potentially destructive dynamic that merits attention in all groups, be they therapy groups, classrooms or organizations. This conference will explore, didactically and experientially, scapegoating and related intrapsychic and interpersonal phenomena. Neurobiology provides a framework for fostering compassion, which can help groups face challenges. Specific interventions and group management will be presented to help participants learn to take a potentially destructive force and transform it into a constructive one.
Presenter: Cindy Aron, LCSW, CGP, FAGPA

April 17-18, 2020
Spring Institute: Gestalt Therapy
Presenter: Peter Cole, LCSW, CGP, and Daisy Reese, LCSW, CGP

Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles

April 13-14, 2019

Principles of Group Psychotherapy
A two-day course on the practrice of group psychotherapy.
Presenters: Michael P. Frank, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA; Monica Farassat, PsyD, LMFT, CGP; Keith Rand, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA; Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP

June 2, 2019
Preparing and Screening Potential Group Members
Presenter: Keith Rand, LMFT, CGP, FAGPA

June 8-9, 2019
Group Institute

Presenter: Monica Farassat, PsyD, LMFT, CGP

June 23, 2019
A Group for All Seasons
Presenters: The GPALA Legacy Advisory Board

July 14, 2019
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection: The Group as a Catalyst for Sustainable Sobriety
Presenter: Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP

September 20-21, 2019
Annual Two-Day Conference: Treating Insecure Attachment in Group Therapy
Presenter: Aaron Black, PhD, CGP

October 20, 2019
DBT: When to Integrate and When to Refer
Presenter: Allyn Rodriguez, PsyD

The Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society

May 31-June 2, 2019
25th Biennial Training Institute
Along with an intensive learning experience, you will have time to walk on the beach, socialize and network with colleagues. The program includes 16 2 1/2 day institute offerings that are suitable for all levels of experience. 

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