AGPA Connect 2023 - Group as a Catalyst for Reimagining and Embracing our Future

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American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Meeting
March 6-11, 2023

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, New York

AGPA Connect is designed for clinicians, as well as mental health workers, psychiatric residents and graduate students in mental health degree programs. It is composed of three major sections: the Special Institute, the Two-Day Institute, and the Conference. AGPA Connect will be held virtually in 2022.

The Special Institute is held on Monday, March 6th and followed by the two-day experiential Institute groups on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 7 & 8. The Two-Day Institute is devoted to small group teaching primarily in the experiential mode. The Conference is held on Thursday-Saturday, March 9 – March 11 and offers a variety of formats, including courses, limited registration workshops as well as open session panels on special topics and original scientific paper sessions.

Mental health professionals currently working with groups or in training who wish to be kept abreast of new developments and expand the scope of their clinical practices.

After participating in the Annual Meeting, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify, review and integrate basic group dynamic concepts into their group practice;

  2. Compare the theoretical underpinnings of various schools of group therapy;

  3. Conduct groups in a variety of settings with a broad range of populations;

  4. Apply evidenced-based practices as they relate to group therapy.

  • World-renowned faculty are available to instruct, challenge, and inspire you.

  • Earn over 40 continuing education credits in your affiliated discipline.

  • You can learn valuable, proven strategies and clinical techniques that can be used immediately.

  • A full menu of diversified offerings designed to sharpen your knowledge and skills is available.

  • You can take advantage of time away from the day-to-day pressures of work. You’ll return refreshed, stimulated, and rejuvenated—and ready for new challenges ahead.

AGPA Connect offers continuing education credits to physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, and marriage and family therapists. View the full list of our national and state accreditations. 

Hear what Francis Kaklauskas, Psy.D, CGP, FAGPA, Elizabeth Olson, Psy.D, LCSW and Levi have to say about attending the AGPA Annual Meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions

View the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about AGPA Connect.

How to Register

Click here to Register Online.

Group Foundation Scholarships/Awards Available

Each year the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health offers scholarships to AGPA Connect for individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend. Details on the awards and scholarships available can be found here.

The online scholarship application for AGPA Connect 2023 will be available soon!

Scholarship inquiries can be directed to Carly Hughes at or by calling the office (212) 297-2190.

Hotel Information

AGPA Connect 2023 will be held at the:  
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue (at W. 53rd Street)
New York, New York 10019

Hotel Room Rates:
Information will be posted soon!

Attention Students: Even further room discounts are available to early career professionals (graduated within the last four years), full-time students and psychiatric residents ($84.50 per person/double occupancy required). Student rooms are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis while they are available. Room shares are required.  All inquiries for student housing are to be addressed to the AGPA office only and must be accompanied by verification of status. The student room reservation form can be found within AGPA Connect's online registration form. Register for AGPA Connect 2023 to reserve your student room:

All inquiries for student housing are to be directed to the AGPA office only. By phone: 877-668-2472 (toll free) or 212-297-2190; email:


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.