The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health is a philanthropic organization dedicated to changing lives through therapeutic group work by advancing the most effective and innovative approaches to group therapy education, training, research and community outreach. Evidence is now clear that group interventions are at the forefront of treatments to heal trauma, improve individual, family, and workplace relationships, treat psychological conditions and aid the military and their families in dealing with the psychological impact of war. In short, group changes lives. With the support of our donors we advocate for and support research, education/training and community programs to assure the advancement of the most innovative group work to enhance people’s lives.

The Group Foundation celebrates all of those who make our programs possible, donors and recipients.  Please see our Donor Appreciation Brochure 2022

Listen to former Group Foundation Chair, Karen Travis, LCSW, BCD, CGP, AGPA-F, and longtime AGPA Member Elliot Zeisel, Ph.D., CGP, AGPA-DF describe why they support the organization.


Do You Believe in the Power of Group? Consider a Gift to the Group Foundation.

If we could make our dreams a reality, every mental health professional would be trained to do group treatment, professionals and the public would see the value of group therapy as a way for people to learn interpersonally, communicate in healthy ways, and heal the ruptures and traumas that so many have in their lives and address social justice issues. We would make an impact in the world through the power of group.

With your support, the Group Foundation is working everyday to create this reality:

  • Resources for group therapists to transition to teletherapy and understand unique mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and times of social upheaval
  • Local community support, including trainings and support groups for frontline caregivers in systems such as hospitals, public health systems and college counseling centers
  • Emotional support for members through the e-Communities online forum, which also enables the sharing of crucial information during troubling times
  • Valuable experiential training provided to students, agency employees and early career professionals

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