AGPA Calls for an End to Racially Motivated Violence

Click here for resources on social justice and anti-racism for clinicians.

AGPA responds to the COVID-19 pandemic

Click here for resources on telehealth, practice regulations, self-care for clinicians and AGPA’s public response.

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.

Looking for some theater and storytelling? The Group Foundation Presents Playback Theatre – Recipient of the Foundation Aaron Stein Award

Sunday, December 6, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern)

Join us for a special afternoon of virtual Playback Theatre, an interactive theatre form in which audience members tell stories from their lives and professional actors bring the stories to life on stage. Playback is entertaining as well as redemptive and a tool for community building. This event takes place on Zoom. Tickets are $60 and $30 for students and early career professionals. Closed captioning will be available. Register today at! All proceeds benefit the Group Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are also available; contact Diane Feirman at  

Foundation Awards & Scholarships Are Available

2021 AGPA Connect Scholarships: Attending AGPA Connect allows recipients to learn and grow personally and professionally, making connections that will last a lifetime. To apply for a scholarship, visit, where there is detailed information and required application forms. Early decision deadline is January 4, 2021. Additional questions? E-mail

Research Grants For Clinical Research Reviews: Funds are available to support original critical research reviews on group psychotherapy. Grants up to $5,000 are awarded, depending upon the following factors: a) the significance and quality of the proposal to the field; b) the experience of the investigative team; and c) the number of grant applications received. For more information, visit Deadline: November 1, 2020.

Accepting Nominations For Various Awards On Group Work: Celebrate those who are making a difference! Submit your nominations for the Alonso Award for Excellence in Psychodynamic Group Theory, Aaron Stein Memorial Fund Award, Social Responsibility Award, and the Humanitarian Award. Visit for the entry instructions.

Virtual AGPA Connect 2021 -- "The Power of Groups in Challenging Times"

The AGPA Connect Committee is hard at work formulating the 2021 virtual meeting. Our meeting is scheduled as follows:

Two-Day Institute: Saturday and Sunday, February 13 & 14
-- Institute Plenary Address: Alexis Abernethy, PhD, CGP, FAGPA, Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena California

Special Institute Presentations: Friday, February 19
   -- Aaron Black, PhD, CGPFaculty, Center for Group Studies, Rochester, New York; and 
   -- Z
indel Segal, PhD, Founder of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and professor of psychology at University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Three-Day Conference: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 25-27
-- Mitchell Hochberg Memorial Public Education Event: Elizabeth Ford, MD, Chief of Psychiatry for Correctional Health Services for New York City’s Health and Hospitals, New York, New York

-- Conference Opening Plenary: Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Senior Fellow of The Child Trauma Academy, Houston, Texas

-- Anne and Ramon Alonso Plenary Address: Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD, Associate Professor at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

--  Louis R. Ormont Lecture: J. Scott Rutan, PhD, CGP-R, DFAGPA, Private Practice, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Online Registration is open! Registration rates have been adjusted for our virtual meeting. 

Upcoming e-Learning Events

SundayDecember 20, 2020, 8:00-9:30PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Webinar: Enhancing Psychoeducational GroupsNina - GS
Nina Brown, EdD, LPC, NCC, FAGPA

Psychoeducational groups are increasingly used as components in other treatment systems. They address a wide variety of problems, issues and concerns, and are also used as stand-alone treatment. This presentation focuses on balancing cognitive and affective components, techniques and strategies for using group process, and ethical uses of group activities.

Participation for members is free. Participation for nonmembers is $60.00. 1.5 CE credits are available at $30.00 for members or $60.00 for nonmembers (login required for member pricing). Register here.

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Join us for our virtual meeting of AGPA Connect 2021
“The Power of Groups in Challenging Times”

--Two-Day Institute: February 13-14
--Special Institute: February 19
--Three-Day Conference: February 25-27

Online Registration is available

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AGPA Awarded Accreditation with Commendation

 As a provider of continuing medical education for physicians through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This status is the highest accreditation the ACCME offers.

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