*IMPORTANT NOTICE...The AGPA eCommunities are temporarily unavailable as we transition to a new platform.*
We are excited to share that in order to serve you better, AGPA completed an upgrade to a new association management system and member database in September 2023. For security purposes, your login credentials from the prior database did not carry over to the new database. Everyone – members and non-members — must create a new password and set up an account to renew or join membership, register for events, certify and recertify, or donate to the Group Foundation.
Your previous password nor the “forgot password” functionality will work until you’ve authenticated your account in the new system. Visit our login instructions page to learn how to complete the authentication process and access the new AGPA Portal today!
AGPA Connect 2024: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Turbulent Times: Using Groups to Overcome Divisions and Foster Engagement
We can't wait to see you for AGPA Connect 2024 on Feb. 26-March 2 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland! We invite you to join us as we explore this year's theme "Turbulent Times: Using Groups to Overcome Divisions and Foster Engagement"
Advance registration is now available, which you can find here. Indicate your attendance plans now. Event selection options are coming soon. You will need to complete your set up in the new member portal to register for the event, so make sure to log in soon.
The Gaylord National Resort is accepting reservations at the AGPA Early Bird Rate of $229/night single/double occupancy. After December 1, rates increase to $249/night single/double occupancy. Reserve your room today!
Give a Gift to the Group Foundation
Your gift to the Group Foundation invests in building a powerful network of group practitioners, delivering unique experiential training that enhances group therapy skills and responding to those in need following traumatic events. As we approach the end of the 2023 year, please consider a gift to support this vital work. You can donate online or call the office at 212-297-2190.
Upcoming E-Learning Opportunities: Register for all upcoming events Here
WEBINAR "Women and Aggression: Looking Back and Looking Forward" with Jan Morris, PhD, ABPP, CGP, AGPA-F and Jeanne Bunker, LCSW, CGP, AGPA-F, Sunday, November 19 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Eastern)
ONLINE INSTITUTE "Process Group Experience" with Shari Y. Baron, MSN, CNS, CGP, AGPA-F Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m (Eastern)
WEBINAR "THe Fun(damentals) of Groups with Children" with Zachary J. Thieneman, PsyD, CGP, Sunday, December 3 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Eastern)
New Book in the AGPA Group Therapy Training and Practice Series
Group Psychotherapy with Children: Core Principles for Effective Practice by Tony Sheppard, PsyD, ABPP, CGP, AGPA-F, and Zachary Thieneman, PsyD, CGP, introduces an interpersonal theoretical framework that maximizes the interactional and experiential learning and growth components of groups with children. Readers of this book will come away with a deeper understanding of the "power cell" of group therapy: Working interpersonally in the here-and-now, specifically with children. You can learn more and order the book here.
Promote mental health awareness and wellness for all. We invite you to visit our website www.agpa.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for resources and content. If you post on social media for Mental Health Awareness Month, please tag us @agpa01 to show your support and to potentially be reposted on AGPA's channels.
The U.S. is facing a mental health crisis. There are not enough providers for the increasing demand for mental health treatment.
New research in an article published in the
American Psychologist "Mental Health Care Equity and Access: A Group Therapy Solution" written by AGPA members Drs. Martyn Whittingham and Cheri L. Marmarosh, along with healthcare finance experts Peter Mallow and Michael Scherer makes the case for group therapy as a treatment option that can simultaneously increase access to care for millions of people while reducing national mental healthcare expenses. In addition, the April/May issue of Monitor on Psychology highlights general benefits of group therapy, strategies for building cohesion and managing conflict in groups, and considerations for conducting group therapy virtually in the article "Group therapy is as effective as individual therapy, and more efficient. Here's how to do it successfully."
Download and share our infographic on how group can provide a solution to the US Mental Health Crisis.