The American Group Psychotherapy Association is the media's first source for information about group psychotherapy.

Please consider us as your primary resource for any story you may be writing or researching. Topical areas include, but are not limited to groups for active military and veterans, trauma, managing stress during economic downturns, children and adolescents.

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The U.S. is facing a mental health crisis. There are not enough providers for the increasing demand for mental health treatment.

New research in an article published in the American Psychologist "Mental Health Care Equity and Access: A Group Therapy Solution" written by AGPA members Drs. Martyn Whittingham and Cheri L. Marmarosh, along with healthcare finance experts Peter Mallow and Michael Scherer makes the case for group therapy as a treatment option that can simultaneously increase access to care for millions of people while reducing national mental healthcare expenses.  In addition, the April/May issue of Monitor on Psychology highlights general benefits of group therapy, strategies for building cohesion and managing conflict in groups, and considerations for conducting group therapy virtually in the article "Group therapy is as effective as individual therapy, and more efficient. Here's how to do it successfully."

Download and share our infographic on how group can provide a solution to the US Mental Health Crisis. 

Group Psychotherapy in the News!

Group Therapy was featured in the NY Times Couch column in an excellent article! "Why Group Therapy Worked" By David Payne

2014 Harold S. Bernard Group Psychotherapy Training Award recipient Donna Markham is featured in Catholic Health World Read about her here!

The APA Monitor on Psychology has just published a two page story on the effectiveness of group therapy, with quotes from AGPA members and references to the IJGP. Check out the story here.

AGPA President-Elect Les Greene has an article "Group Therapist as Social Scientist, with Special Reference to the Psychodynamically Oriented Psychotherapist" published in the September 2012 issue of the American Psychologist.
Read it here.

AGPA Practice Guidelines for Group Psychotherapy cited by the APA.

The American Psychological Association recently published a resolution on the effectiveness of psychotherapy and cited the AGPA Practice Guidelines. This resolution speaks to the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of group psychotherapy.

You can see the full resolution here.

AGPA YouTube Channel

Videos from experts in group psychotherapy and organizational leaders speak to the benefits of group psychotherapy and group interventions, in general and for certain populations, as well as the wide variety of activities the organization has underway.

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