Check out the program brochure for the Virtual AGPA Connect 2021 -- "The Power of Groups in a Challenging World"

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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, 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

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

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

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.

Upcoming e-Learning Events

Focused Group Analytic Psychotherapy (FGAP). Integration of Clinical Experience and Research.
Sunday, February 7, 2021, 2:00-3:30PM EST *Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

SteinarSteinar Lorentzen, MD, PhD

Group Analytic Psychotherapy is probably the most commonly used psychodynamic group therapy in Europe. Dr. Lorentzen’s research group has done research on different aspects of group analytic psychotherapy, and he has developed a model of Focused Group Analytic Psychotherapy (20 sessions) based on clinical experience and research. Dr. Lorentzen will present the main elements in this therapy and give examples of patients suitable for FGAP.

This event is complimentary for AGPA members. Participation and 1.5 CE credits are available at $30 for AGPA members and $60 for nonmembers. Register here. 

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.

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

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

Online Registration is available

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