Calling All Writers! Apply to be the next Group Circle Editor

The Newsletter Editor Search Task Force invites AGPA members with editing and publishing experience to apply to become Group Circle Editor, beginning in Fall 2024 to assume the editorship formally with the Winter 2025 issue. Self-nominations are welcome; an overview of the Editor's responsibilities can be found here. The deadline for application is April 15. To apply, or to suggest a candidate, please contact Task Force Chair Steve Van Wagoner at [email protected].

AGPA Announces Launch of Evidence-Based Group Treatment Website

Group Therapy is a Triple E Treatment Infographic

Group Therapy Will be Key for Mental Health Treatment Access and New Website Will Serve as a Resource for Effective, Disorder Specific Group Treatments Supported by Evidence.  This website has been developed by an international team of renowned mental health professionals and supported by the American Psychological Association’s Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (Division 49), the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) with funding provided by the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health, and the German Health Ministry. The development team was chaired by AGPA President Gary Burlingame, PhD, CGP, AGPA-DF’s lab at Brigham Young University and Bernhard Strauss, PhD’s lab at the Institute of Psychosocial Medicine, Psychotherapy, and Psycho-oncology at Jena University Hospital in Germany. 

E-Learning Events

ONLINE INSTITUTE: Process Group Experience, Led By Shari Y. Baron, MSN, CNS, CGP, AGPA-F

Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 - 5:00 pm each day (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

The process group experience sections will stress the basic elements of group functioning, development, here-and-now group process and examine both the dynamics and process of group psychotherapy. The Institute is structured to maximize learning about group formation, and the role of the leaders and participants in the establishment of group roles, boundaries, norms and structure. Generally, psychodynamic concepts including transference, individual and group resistance and defense mechanisms will be examined as they emerge in the group process. The contribution of the leader to the development of a cohesive and functional group will be examined. Please note that the process group experience sessions are predominantly used as an experiential learning tool rather than didactic sessions, although a didactic debriefing may be done by some facilitators. Please come to the sessions ready to share experiences and learn from each other. Additionally, in order to preserve confidentiality, please attend these sessions in your own physical space where others will not be able to overhear or listen in on the discussions. Thank you for respecting each other.

12 CE Credits available at $240 for members / $480 for nonmembers (Login required for member pricing.)

Register Here

What celebrity would you like to be in group therapy with and why? Watch the video interviews from AGPA Connect 2024

Like, comment, and share the video interviews from AGPA Connect 2024 posted on AGPA's LinkedIn and Facebook. You'll find interviews with AGPA Connect Plenary speakers, workshop and open session presenters, and interviews with leadership answering questions on group therapy.

Promote mental health awareness and wellness for all.

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A GROUP SOLUTION INFOGRAPHIC 2023The 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. 

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