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.

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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."

We are so excited to be meeting in person in NYC! CLICK HERE to register.


ONLINE INSTITUTE: The Sexual Infant Within

Sundays, August 21 & 28, 2022 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern)
*Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

Hilary Callan Curtis, PsyD, LMHC, CGP

The roots of infantile sexuality have an abiding impact on our self-concept, our relationships, and group culture/process. How do we integrate various levels of sexuality in our lives? How do we allow the enigmatic to stimulate ongoing development? This Institute explores our significant, early introduction to the complex and peculiar world of the sexual as defined by LaPlanche. Registrants are required to attend all twelve hours. 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.)

WEBINAR: LGBTQIA+ Topics: Consultation and Supervision

Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM (Eastern)
*Please be cognizant of applicable time zones

William Sharp, PsyD, LMHC, CGP

Experienced and new (or new to topics related to serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, and more) clinicians alike encounter nuanced, interesting, sometimes tricky topics in providing group therapy to LGBTQ+ people of all ages. This experiential offering is a chance to collaborate with fellow group therapists to discuss anonymized or hypothetical group therapy case issues and dynamics relevant to people who have marginalized social status as a result of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

This event is complimentary for members; 2.0 CE Credits available at $40 for members / $80 for nonmembers (Login required for member pricing.)


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

AGPA denounces attempts to limit the rights of trans, intersex, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people, and urges all stakeholders to call on state and federal lawmakers to advance policies and protections guided by the wisdom of medical research and practice.
Click here to read the full statement.

AGPA President Dr. Gary Burlingame is quoted in this article in US News and World Report!

AGPA Calls for an End to Racially Motivated Violence
Click here for resources on social justice and anti-racism for clinicians.

AGPA Calls for an End to Anti-Asian Racism|

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 Awarded Accreditation with Commendation

 As a provider of continuing medical education for physicians through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This status is the highest accreditation the ACCME offers.

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