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.
AGPA Membership Renewal Season
Thank you for being a member of our AGPA community. The 2022-2023 membership year begins on July 1. Renewal season starts now. If you renew in April, May or June, you will be entered to win a FREE AGPA Connect Five-Day Registration Package. The earlier you renew, the more chances you have to win. And please remember to indulge in all of your valuable members-only benefits.
JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH
Pride Month presents the opportunity to celebrate and embrace our differences, in addition to growing as a diverse and inclusive community. All identities are part of the AGPA community and family, and AGPA is here to help you broaden your perspective, knowledge and skills.
In honor of Pride Month, check out "Queer With Queries: Therapist Self-disclosure Around Sexual and/or Gender Identities."
In observance of Juneteenth, the AGPA office will be closed on Monday, June 20th.
Early Bird Registration for AGPA Connect 2023 Available Now!
AGPA Connect 2023 will be held in New York City from March 6-11 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. The theme for the meeting is
"Group as a Catalyst for Reimagining and Embracing Our Future."
Take Advantage of Early Bird Rates for AGPA Connect 2023!
We are so excited to be meeting in person in NYC! Register before July 31, 2022, to lock in discounted registration rates from the 2020 meeting (pre-inflation!). Early bird registrants also qualify for a priority enrollment period. Those who register for AGPA Connect 2023 prior to July 31, 2022 are eligible for priority session enrollment. When the program becomes available in the fall, early bird registrants can view the program and enroll in their session choices TWO WEEKS BEFORE general registrants.
CLICK HERE to register.
JUNE WEBINAR: Group Therapy and the Performing Arts: Translating Group Skills in Working with Performing Artists
Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6:30 - 8:00 PM (Eastern) *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones
David A. Songco, PsyD, LP, CGP
Performing artists (musicians, stage/screen actors, dancers, and vocal performers) are a unique population in which their occupation maintains a unique sub-culture, work hazards, schedule, and stressors. Group therapists are uniquely poised to address many of the clinical issues that may arise as well as offer support in their creative development. Dr. David Songco will share his experience in working with performing artists, translating group clinical skills to individual performance work and performance company dynamics. A thorough discussion of unique clinical challenges and ethical risks will also be highlighted.
1.5 CE credits are available at $30.00 for members. Access and 1.5 CE credits are $60.00 for nonmembers. (Login required for member pricing.) REGISTER TODAY!
ONLINE INSTITUTE: Process Group Experience
Fridays, July 15, 22, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2022 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones
Jamie Moran, MSW, LCSW, CGP
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. 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. Registrants are required to attend all six sessions. CE credits will not be awarded to registrants who miss sessions.
12 CE credits available at $240 for members /$480 for nonmembers. (Login required for member pricing.) Register Now!
Do you want to Help Change Lives? Make a Gift to the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Today!
Do you believe that group interventions create opportunities for healing and personal change? Then please support the Group Foundation as it invests in scholarships, research, community outreach, and robust on-line resources that are key to building a powerful network of practitioners across the nation and around the world. The importance of this work has only increased with the challenges our world faces today during the pandemic and ongoing social justice issues. Contributions can be made online at https://member.agpa.org/agpa/givenow.