Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs Regarding American Group Psychotherapy Association, Annual Conference and COVID-19
Prepared by:
Gary Burlingame, Ph.D., CGP, DFAGPA
Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, CGP, FAGPA
AGPA Public Affairs Committee


Last Update—March 25, 2020

  • What is the American Group Psychotherapy Association?

  • What’s involved in AGPA’s annual conference?

  • Where was the 2020 annual conference held?

  • What considerations before the conference were there regarding COVID-19?

  • What precautions were taken during the conference?

  • Did any conference attendees cancel before the meeting began?

  • What was the climate of New York City at the time of the conference?

  • Were there any positive cases of COVID-19 during the meeting?

  • When was AGPA first notified of conference attendees who tested positive for COVID-19?

  • What is the current state of affairs regarding conference attendees who have tested positive for COVID-19?

  • What has AGPA done since learning that conference attendees have tested positive for COVID-19?

  • What is the current status at AGPA regarding having held the conference?

  • What is the current climate among AGPA leadership and members?