Check out the program brochure for the Virtual AGPA Connect 2021 -- "The Power of Groups in a Challenging World"
Click here to review the program brochure for AGPA Connect 2021. We are excited by these offerings and we know you will be too. The AGPA Connect Committee has been hard at work formulating the 2021 virtual meeting. Our meeting is scheduled as follows. Click the links below to view full Institute and Conference event descriptions.
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, CGP, Faculty, Center for Group Studies, Rochester, New York; and
-- Zindel 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
Online Registration is open! Registration rates have been adjusted for our virtual meeting.
It's Raffle Time!
AGPA and the Group Foundation are having their annual raffle, Group Works for Communities and we invite you to participate in this fun event with a chance for exciting prizes donated through our friends and corporate partners. Buy your tickets today! Winners will be drawn during the Virtual AGPA Connect 2021 (you do not need to be present to win).
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 www.agpa.org/Foundation/scholarships, where there is detailed information and required application forms. Early decision deadline is January 4, 2021. Additional questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://www.agpa.org/Foundation/awards for the entry instructions.
Group Think! Applying Science to Practice
Check out the latest information offered by the Science to Service Task Force, Group Think! Applying Science to Practice. This web section created by Martin Kivlighan and Stevie McLaughlin provides a brief overview of research findings to inform the AGPA community of new clinically relevant group therapy research. This quarter's edition addresses how group leaders can address culture in small groups.
- Minority groups have been underrepresented in group psychotherapy research (Paquin, Tao, & Budge, 2019). This study is being highlighted because it exemplifies a current effort to address this gap. The authors study the effectiveness of a well-established group protocol adapted to meet the needs of a particular cultural group: American Indians (AI) diagnosed with depression.
- Lefforge and colleagues (2020) developed a model to train group therapists to identify and address microaggressions as they occur in group therapy. This multimodal training includes didactic elements aimed at increasing trainees’ knowledge of various concepts from the multicultural and social psychology literatures (e.g., microaggression, implicit bias, and intersectionality; social dominance theory).
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.
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